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Discover the J.P. Wiser’s Backroom at Memory Ball

We are absolutely thrilled to have J.P. Wiser’s on board again as one of our sponsors for the 6th annual Memory Ball. J.P. Wiser’s is well known for its quality craftsmanship and award-winning whiskies. With forthcoming St. Patty’s Day festivities and Memory Ball in just a couple of short weeks, we thought it would be the perfect time to share the exciting news with you. Read on to learn about one of the (many!) reasons to get excited about this year’s event.

Red and black tartan with JP Wiser's and Memory Ball

Prohibition didn’t just take place south of the border. While it was legal to make alcohol in Ontario, the Ontario Temperance Act of 1919 prohibited the sale of liquor across the province. The “Backroom” quickly became synonymous with hidden cocktail bars where illicit beverages would be served.

Join us in the J.P. Wiser’s Backroom at this year’s Memory Ball to experience the quality and history of Canadian whisky. Here you’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind premium prohibition era cocktails and indulge in a variety of whiskies served by Canadian Whisky Ambassador Spencer Gooderham.


These backrooms were often password protected, so it would be good to know that J.P. Wiser’s first started making whisky in 1857

Remember, if you choose to try some whisky, be sure to call a cab, uber,  horse and buggy, take transit or call a sober friend to pick you up.

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