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Cocktail Hour with Dan Volway

Come and enjoy Dan Volway, Canadian Brand Ambassador for The Macallan, Highland Park, Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Brugal as he walks you through an exclusive tasting of The Macallan and Highland Park.

Tickets are $35

Devil's Dram Members - $29.75

Who is Dan Volway?

Dan Volway is used to being an expert. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry as a trained Sommelier, Cognac brand ambassador and instructor with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers at Niagara and George Brown College, it’s fair to say that Dan’s palete is exquisitely refined.


For years Dan had imbibed on fine wines until a longtime friend introduced him to scotch whisky and effectively converted his grape biased palette to appreciate the nuances of fine hand-crafted scotch. As his repertoire expanded, Dan fell madly in love with The Macallan, Highland Park and Famous Gr...ouse – brands known across the globe for their heritage, quality and unrivalled approach to whisky making. When the opportunity arose to represent his favourite scotch portfolio in Western Canada, Dan jumped at the chance and was willing to move across the country from Toronto to Vancouver to fulfill his duty as Brand Ambassador. 

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dan’s role is to connect with like-minded individuals, groups and establishments from the Prairies to the Pacific, exposing the virtues of the whiskies he’s been charged to represent. His schedule is filled with meetings and events held by various whisky appreciation groups, where he works on building relationships and cultivating connoisseurs who share the very same passion for whisky that attracted him to the business. 

Dan is also responsible for connecting his brand with people in the spirit trade with staff from some of the country’s top bars and prestigious restaurants all the way to swanky speakeasies and stalwart pubs. “It’s a real privilege to be in a position to share my knowledge and passion for Scotch whisky with aspiring scotch enthusiasts and experts, alike,” Dan says, explaining that his job is just as much about building relationships as it is about showcasing the brands’ merits. “If I can help to bring a special epicurean experience to someone with humour, warmth and insight, then I feel as though I’ve done my job.”

Dan originally hails from Calgary, Alberta but has called Toronto home for the past 20 years. Dan relocated to Vancouver in late 2011 to pursue the job of his dreams.