We have over 120 whiskies from around the world, worth far more then $12,000 now!

 No drink tickets required. Your ticket includes, a souvenir Glencairn glass, whisky samples, cocktails and light snacks. Just sample away and enjoy the evening!

The 5th edition of Whisky Ottawa is bringing together more whiskeys under one roof than ever seen before in Ottawa! Your ticket is all-inclusive of your whisky samples and cocktails, as well as many fine foods created by the Chefs of the Canadian War Museum. This amazing third edition event has a “smart casual” dress code, and will be located in the LeBreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum downtown Ottawa.

Whisky Ottawa is the can’t miss event for both the aficionado & novice alike. Come and meet all of the Whisky family: Whisky, Rye, Scotch and Bourbon. The festival will offer you the opportunity to taste whiskies from around the world, as well as learning how to create incredible cocktails using these unique whiskies. 

Taste from a selection of whiskies from around the world!

From the classic Jack Daniels brands, to the Islay and peat monsters of Scotland. We’ve got it covered. Killbeggan, Bushmill’s, Red Breast and more will represent Ireland. While Canada will showcase classics like Crown Royal & Canadian Club as well as the new craft whiskies from Forty Creek, See the “Who’s Pouring” page for all the brands

Of course we can't forget the Americans. They will be there with their various bourbons, ryes, wheats & Tennessee sipping whiskies.  You’ll taste other innovation brands from around the world, all the while experiencing the new renaissance of whisky and how it is taking the world by storm.

Light Snacks!  

Have dinner before coming. Best not to drink on an empty stomach!

  • A list of snacks coming soon, 

Cocktails, try many enjoyable whisky cocktails and learn how to make them yourself:

Ottawa’s best bartenders will be mixing up ‘Old Fashions’ ‘Manhattans’ & many more; all for you to sample and choose your favourite! Learn how to make these exciting cocktails at home. Experience whisky based cocktails you haven't dared to try before. Whisky, Rye, Scotch and Bourbons, let our professional mixologists teach you the tricks of the trade. Understanding how to create these cocktail you can serve them at your next party.

Your Whisky Ottawa Experience:

We want your Whisky Ottawa Festival experience to be a memorable one. Your ticket includes access to the Grand Tasting Hall, a commemorative Glencairn nosing glass as well as all whisky samples, cocktails and some light snacks.

General Admission ticket holders, please feel free to buy a Masterclass before the Grand Tasting Hall opens for you at 7:00 PM


Whisky Ottawa has expanded our programming, the Masterclasses that are open to the general public will be held at the Alt Hotel, evening of Friday 19th. The VIP Masterclass will still be presented at the CWM at 5:00 PM Saturday, October 20, 2018

October 19 & 20 - Alt Hotel ○ Canadian War Museum

  • Friday October 19th Public Masterclasses at the Alt Hotel - 185 Slater St 
  • Saturday October 20th Main event at the Canadian War Museum - 1 Vimy Pl.

Sign up for our Masterclasses to learn more about whisky!

Attend tutored tastings conducted by whisky experts and brand ambassadors.

Education and enlightenment go hand-in-hand, and there’ll be no shortage of opportunity to build your knowledge about the various whiskeys available at the show and from throughout the world.

Our brand ambassadors will wax poetically about their favorite subject (whisky, of course!) and the brands they represent, in an informative, fun and interactive manner. These Masterclasses will last about 45 minutes.

Whisky Ottawa Masterclass 2018

General Admission ticket holders when considering purchasing a Masterclass

Please note:

  • Masterclass times displayed are the start times 6:15 PM at the Alt Hotel
  • Important that you arrive one-hour prior for your Masterclass, so you make it through registration and are seated and ready for your start time.
  • These Masterclasses that are open to the general public will be held at the Alt Hotel, evening of Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Click here for more information on Masterclasses 

VIP Masterclass: when you purchase a VIP ticket your VIP Masterclass is included. This year PMA has created a VIP Grand Masterclass; Five of PMA Whisky Ambassadors will present a unique whisky experience.

  • You do not have to register for the VIP Masterclass in the Théâtre Barney-Danson 
  • Please arrive no later then 4:15 PM. You will have to register and get seated for the start time of 5:00 PM.
  • Your VIP ticket gets you on the sampling floor at 6:00 PM. 
  • The VIP masterclass will still be presented at the CWM at 5:00 PM sharp,  Saturday October 20, 2018
  • Click here for more information on masterclasses 

VIP Ticket holders, your exclusive VIP Masterclass included in your VIP ticket, special for this year, 2018.

Master Classes,  Tutored tastings conducted by whisky experts and Brand Ambassadors, 

See “Buy Tickets” 

More than just whisky:

Between the fine foods and the whiskies, there will also be a sampling of classic cocktails, served up by some of Ottawa’s best bartenders and cocktail mixologists!

Whisky Ottawa Festival information

  • Main event Saturday October 20th, 2018
  • Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place,  Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
  • VIP tickets will sell out again this year, Floor opens at 6:00 PM
  • General Admission tickets, Floor opens 7:00 PM
  • LeBreton Gallery is the Grand Tasting Hall, festival closes a 10:00 PM
  • Brand Seminars, will be ongoing on the Grand Tasting Hall floor.
  • Please note: While there are light snacks provided, it is highly recommended that participants have dinner before coming to Whisky Ottawa

Ticket costs

  • General admission tickets $129.00 per person (your ticket includes all samples, light snacks & entrance fee)
  • VIP tickets $169.00 per person  (your ticket includes entrance an hour earlier, a Masterclass, all samples, light snacks & entrance fee at the CWM)
  • Brand Seminars, will be ongoing on the Grand Tasting Hall floor.
  • Masterclasses are persented Friday, October 19, 2018 with times listed under Masterclasses, 
  •  For more information on this Masterclass click: https://www.whiskeyottawa.ca/news_wott/article&id=65
  • See Buy Tickets for more information, all tickets are plus HST,



This is a “smart casual” dress code event.

Please have dinner before the event. we only serve light snacks 

 Would you like a private event or can't make it?  Ask us about hosting a private version of this event for business or pleasure.  Send me an email Philip@kcevents.ca

Thank you for your support Whisky Ottawa an annual fundraiser fro Knowledgeable Consumption

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