Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams Rolling in Toronto

Glenfiddich really did roll into #Toronto with the Cask of Dreams at Yonge-Dundas Square on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 during their cross Canada tour. The maker of fine single malt Scotch whiskey attracted a large crowd around a red carpet and had Glenfiddich cask rolling competitions where Glenfiddich donated $10,000 to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation – a charity chosen by the winners. 

People could sign the American Oak casks on hand and you can also enter the “One Day I will” contest online at with a chance to win a trip to Scotland (until July 31st, 2012).  
Contestants could enter the cask rolling competition in teams of two and have crowds cheering the wobbly race up the square towards the stage. I watched one of the teams misjudge their line and they took out the red velvet rope barrier. I wanted to enter using one of their baby casks but they were just for show. And no use hoping that one of the casks would burst and send out large quantities of free scotch, I think they were empty. 
Ontario missed its chance by not making the cask races something you could bet on, the revenue that would have been provided to the Province while the whole casino in Toronto issue gets sorted out could have reduced our deficit and get us used to gambling in the big city. 

See more Glenfiddich photos after the jump.

Start/finish flag lady
High fives after the cask roll

The Cask of Dreams “Join us as we roll a Glenfiddich cask across Canada and provide whisky enthusiasts a chance to be a part of history by inscribing a personal dream on the Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams. Upon the completion of its journey, the cask will then return to Scotland to be filled and finished with a special Glenfiddich vintage - creating an exclusive single malt scotch, the Glenfiddich Limited Edition Cask of Dreams. – Cheers to Dreams Come True “

My YouTube video after the main bouts had finished and the donation check awarded

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