Special Bunnahabhain tasting evet - June 19th 2020, 19:00 to 21:00



Join us for a very special Journey to Bunnahabhain, June 19th, 2020

Bunnahabhain Whisky Tasting with Brand Ambassador Mike Brisebois

Where, This will be a virtual event, the link will be sent to you as well your whisky kit will be sent to you as well. We will reach out to you for your mailing address once you have got your tickets. 

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This year on October 4th, 2019 in collaboration with the Alt Hotel (located at 185 Slater Street) downtown Ottawa; Whisky Ottawa will present our public Masterclasses Series.  This is the second Masterclass Series to be presented at the Alt Hotel. In 2018 we were met with overwhelming success and sold out!

These Masterclasses are open to all whisky enthusiasts. These Masterclasses are open to all who desire to expand their knowledge of whiskies from around the world. You do not require an Whisky Ottawa main event ticket to be part of these intimate educational experiences.



2019 SOLD OUT, Thank you again for your suport!

Whisky Ottawa’s VIP Exclusive Experience sells out every year!  This year Saturday October 5th at the Canadian War Museum. Your VIP ticket includes your “Exclusive VIP Tutored Whisky Tasting ”; each year this VIP Tutored Whisky Tasting is a unique tutored tasting experience that will provide you an insight into the world of whisky!

Your VIP Exclusive Experience ticket also gets you into the Grand Tasting Hall floor one hour before the General Admission ticket holders, and is all-inclusive of your whisky samples and cocktails, as well as light snacks.

The VIP Exclusive Experience is an excluslve ticket, Saturday October 5th at the Canadian War Museum

Mike Brisebois Presents the VIP Exclusive Experience (5 to 6:pm Saturday) SOLD OUT

Distell Whisky Brand Ambassador Bunnahabhain Islay Distillery, Deanston Distillery, and Tobermory Distillery

Mike began his whisky journey, venturing into all aspects of history locked within this traditional spirit. Seen as a source of timeless knowledge by the vibrant members of Canada’s whisky community, Mike founded a whisky club, was a Judge for the Canadian Whisky Awards and after numerous tastings he found his calling as a Scotch whisky brand ambassador.

The Whisky Explorer was born.

A little over four years ago he had his first taste of Bunnahabhain. The explosion of flavors sparked his curiosity for the iconic helmsman and the brand. In true explorer fashion he set out on his latest whisky adventure!

Today, Mike travels Canada from coast to coast, spreading his love and passion for Bunnahabhain, Deanston and the treasure trove of Tobermory whiskies.

You can follow Mike on Instagram @thewhiskyexplorer 


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Whisky Ottawa Masterclasse Series, October 4th, 2019 in collaboration with the Alt Hotel,

Are you new to the world of whisky or a true whisky enthusiast? This years Whisky Ottawa’s Masterclass Series presents, again, some of the most knowledgeable Whisky Brand Ambassadors in Canada. See the extensive list below and select a couple masterclasses now before they sell out. You will be entertained and educated on the origins of the world's most historic beverage. Your Brand Ambassadors will also enlighten you on what your taste buds are experiencing when you sample the whiskies you are learning about. These Masterclasses are a fun way to expand your understanding of the world of whisky!

Note: we are presenting a Women and Whisky Masterclass.  We have the privilege of bringing together two of the most extraordinary women of whisk(e)y together under one roof here in Ottawa. These two incredible Brand Ambassadors share their whiskey experience, knowledge and a few wee drams. A must Masterclass for all and yes gents you're invited as well to this Women and Whisky!


More on the 2020 Whisky Ottawa to follow soon, we hope!

Watch for our virtual Masterclasses!


A question we get asked all the time!

Whisky or whiskey? Although still up for debate, legend has it that during the 1800s, Irish and American distillers starting adding an “e” to the word whisky in order to differentiate themselves from the famous Scotch whisky. The tradition has continued today, with “whiskey” denoting Irish or American provenance, and “whisky” referring to distilleries in Scotland, Japan and Canada.


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When and Where

2020 Women & Whisky
Saturday February 8 and 15, 2020
Kildare House, 323 Chapel St, Ottawa

2020 Masterclasses
Femmes et Whisky
le samedi 8 et 15 février 2020
La Maison Kildare, située au 323, rue Chapel, Ottawa

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