Since launching Yukon Brewing, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter have proven that they know their beer. With the success of Two Brewers whisky over the past few years, they’ve demonstrated to the Canadian marketplace that they know their liquor as well. Their efforts garnered a gold medal and “Best Single Malt of the Year” at the 2019 Canadian Whisky Awards, given for their Two Brewers Release 09. Now they’re inviting Yukoners to join them at an open house on March 27, International Whisky Day, to celebrate their win.
The event will be on a first-come, first-served basis and feature selections of whisky-infused cocktails for guests, as well as samples of individual releases of Two Brewers whisky. Whisky samples will be paired with appetizers provided by Wandering Bison and arranged at stations throughout Yukon Brewing, so visitors can enjoy the venue at their leisure.
Since buying their first still in 2009, Two Brewers have done over a dozen whisky releases, exploring different finishes and tastes, including different casks, fruits and peats. The 9th Release is described as having a “robust core of flavours” due to the aging PX sherry barrels made of European oak.
The event will highlight a draw for a bottle of the sold-out, award-winning Release 09 that secured all the recent accolades for Two Brewers. Bob and Alan have reached into the archive to offer up the bottle. All attendees will be invited to fill out a ballot to enter.
Two Brewers will also be offering promotions throughout the day on March 27, including discounts on single malt Two Brewers and shirts, to encourage whisky drinkers to try their releases and learn a bit more about their process.