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Welcome. Lovely to see you here today. While we work on sprucing up the place, please follow @whiskybelles on Twitter, whiskybelles on Instagram or like Whisky Belles on Facebook.

What's a Whisky Belle?

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, we are whisk(e)y loving ladies who enjoy partaking in the water of life.  After exploring a few approaches to sharing our love of whisk(e)y with Alberta and beyond and have worked to build a welcoming space online and in-person. Locals will often see us at events, while those further abroad are welcome to interact with us via our social media channels, read our reviews or comment on our postings; we love discussing our latest buys and out of the way finds.  We believe that whisk(e)y should be enjoyed by everyone in a safe place, enabling open dialogue and opportunities to learn about the spirit - how it's made, why it tastes the way it does, noses and palates and water, oh my! 

We enjoy supporting to local community, host an annual charity tasting, and participate in a number of private and exclusive tastings throughout the year with our whisk(e)y loving friends.

Please check back often as we work towards improving our website.

What are we up to now?

  • 2nd Annual Charity Tasting The Belles are back with whiskies to share.    We believe whisky is best enjoyed with a group of friends - and strangers we've not yet met. There are stories to be told, drams to drink, and silent auction prizes galore.  We've been exploring a range of new whiskies lately and hope you'll enjoy the selection we've curated for this tasting.  Join us Saturday, June 16 from 6:30-9:00 PM at Happy Harbor Comics (10729 104 Ave NW, Edmonton). Proceeds from this event will be donated to e4c Alberta, an Edmonton based charity that focuses on food security, shelter & housing, community collaborations and education & skill development. Founded in the 1960s, E4C has grown into a non ...
    Posted May 28, 2018, 8:15 AM by Whisky Belles
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Learn With Us

  • Hosting a Whisky Tasting: Nosing & Glassware When drinking whisky it is important to ‘nose’ the whisky before you take your first sip. Nosing gives your palate that first indication of the flavors you may taste and is a large part of the whisky drinking experience. We suggest taking your time when nosing a whisky. Typically, our nosing process looks something like the following:For your first nosing hold the glass about a hand's width from your nose. Give the glass a light swirl* and breathe in the aromas. This is especially important if it is a cask strength whisky you're trying. On the second nosing cut the distance and take a deeper breath. This will bring out additional aromas you may have missed on ...
    Posted May 28, 2018, 8:09 AM by Whisky Belles
  • Hosting a Whisky Tasting: Food Edition If you're not having fun at a whisky tasting, you may be doing it wrong.Hosting a whisky tasting is a great way to share a bottle or six with friends and other whisky explorers. What we enjoy with our whisky tastings is also ensuring there is good food at hand to munch on and balance out the alcohol that we are consuming. Cheese Cheese and whisky just seem a natural pairing to enjoy. We do recommend that looking for good salt and fat content in the cheese you will be pairing, as it is important to balance out the flavors and body of the whisky. As there are many cheese options available too many can complicate the palate ...
    Posted May 28, 2018, 8:09 AM by Whisky Belles
  • The Wonderful World of Sharing: Whisky Samples We enjoy drinking and finding new whiskies almost as much as we also enjoy trading samples. This is a great way to share some of our favorite whiskies with others and to explore whiskies we wouldn’t typically find or purchase ourselves. When trading samples it is important to discuss the amount as there are different containers that each person will use to trade their samples in. A 1oz. sample is a very typical amount to trade but you may be asked to trade up to 2-4oz. Make sure you do discuss this expectation with your whisky trader. Bottles Once an amount is decided upon the choice of container is really up to you. There are 3 main types ...
    Posted May 28, 2018, 8:10 AM by Whisky Belles
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