About Us

We are a group of whisky lovers from the Greater Toronto Area who originally met through Reddit’s Whisky Network. We began to meet up at bars, homes and distilleries to explore whisky as a group and established the Toronto Whisky Society with the following goals:

1. Promote the enjoyment and appreciation of whisky in the GTA
2. Provide honest, unbiased evaluation of the whiskies we drink
3. Organize whisky-centric events and experiences for our members
4. Release insider knowledge and advance notice of new LCBO releases
5. Facilitate interaction between distilleries and whisky fans

We aim to accomplish these goals by creating high quality online content and in-person events. The icons will connect you to our content elsewhere on the web and social media. TWS’s charter members and content contributors are:

  • Bryan Vanderkruk wordpress-logo_318-335531478041880_twitter_social_media_logo – Lover of whisky, craft beer, sci-fi and the Blue Jays. Current favourites: Octomore 7.4 Virgin Oak, George T Stagg 2014, & Glenora 13 Peated Single Cask
  • Devoz 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo – Long time fan of whisky, spirits and cocktails. Prefers cask strength and wine finished whiskies. Strong dislike of the LCBO. Current favourite: Amrut Spectrum.
  • Connor Slack (Single Malt Slacker) wordpress-logo_318-33553 1478041879_instagram_social_media_logo – Enjoys drinking, researching, collecting and reviewing whisky and posting to Instagram.  Current Favourite: Oban 14.
  • TOModera wordpress-logo_318-33553 1478041880_twitter_social_media_logo– Our most prolific reviewer with over 1000 to date, all at the WordPress link to the left. Current Favourite: Ardbeg 1973 Old Malt Cask 27yr
  • Kyle Butler 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo 1478041880_twitter_social_media_logo Current Favourite: Glendronach 15
  • Kinohead 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo – Hiker, cinephile, scotch fanatic with a love affair with other whisky varieties too. Current Favourite: Benriach 12 Herodotus Fumosus
  • Charles_Dobson 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo– Ontarian briefly turned Edmontonian with a soft spot for rye and peat. Current favourite: Wild Turkey 101
  • Boyd86 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo Toronto born and raised, whisky and sports fan. Current Favourite: Glendronach 43 1971 Single Cask PX
  • Xile_ 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo – Too many hobbies to list, but whisky is definitely near the top! Current Favourite: Glendronach 43 1971 Single Cask PX
  • Vincent Leung  1478041879_instagram_social_media_logo– Current Favourite: Glendronach 43 1971 Single Cask PX
  • DistillAsian 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo – Asian, Toronto born and raised. Love food, sports, drinking and keeping it short! Current Favourites: Macallan CS and Glendronach CS.
  • Jolarbear 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo – Enjoyer of all types of whisky, most beer and the occasional cigar. Current Favourite: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
  • WDMC905 1478041883_reddit_social_media_logo – Current Favourite: Bowmore 23 Portwood
  • Jeremy
  • Grayce Yuen 1478041879_instagram_social_media_logo1478041879_instagram_social_media_logo