NOTE ADJUSTMENTS IN PROGRAMMING

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, October 19, 2018.  The VIP Masterclass will still be presented at the Canadian War Museum at 5:00 PM Saturday, October 20, 2018

Whisky Ottawa

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.

In collaboration with The Alt Hotel, located at 185 Slater Street, downtown Ottawa; we present our series of public Masterclasses  on Friday, October 19, 2018 These Masterclasses are open to the general public. You do not require a full festival ticket.

Learn more about your favourite whiskies at one of Whisky Ottawa’s Masterclasses. These tutored tastings provide a unique insight into the world of whisky. The intimate sessions accommodate a maximum of up to 20 people and are guaranteed to sell out.

These Masterclasses are a separate ticket and event from the Whisky Ottawa Festival taking place the next day at The Canadian War Museum and are open to the general public. You do not have to purchase admission to the Whisky Ottawa Festival to purchase tickets to the Masterclasses. Each Masterclass is $15:00/person (plus HST) and includes an interactive tasting with the respective Brand Ambassador.

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 whisk(e)y experience. Never done before...5 whiskies and 5 Ambassadors!!

  • Jamie Johnson - The Balvenie 12yo Double Wood
  • Beth Havers - Glenfiddich Project XX
  • Mike Brisebois - Bunnahabhain 12yo
  • Taylor Corrigan - Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
  • Josh Groom - Gibson's Finest Bold 8yo

Whisky Ottawa Public Masterclass 2018

This year’s offerings include:

-Glenfiddich Family hosted by Brand Ambassador Beth Havers - 6:15 PM start
-Premium American Spirits hosted by Kentucky Whiskey Ambassador Taylor Corrigan  - 6:15 PM start
-The Balvenie as presented by Brand Ambassador Jamie Johnson  - 6:15 PM start - SOLD OUT!
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The Macallan with Brand Ambassador Cameron Miller  - 7:15 PM start
-The GlenLivet Nadurra Series as presented by Brand Ambassador Frank BisKupek - 7:15 PM start

To buy your Master Classes, please visit: BUY YOUR TICKET NOW

  • Masterclass times displayed are the start times
  • Important that you arrive 30 minutes prior for your Masterclass, so you make it through registration and are seated ready for your start time.

Glenfiddich Family hosted by Brand Ambassador Beth Havers - 6:15 PM start

"Unlearn Scotch: The Experimental Series from Glenfiddich" with Elizabeth Havers, Canadian Brand Ambassador –  Six Glenfiddich whiskies to sample, 

  • Glenfiddich 12,
  • Glenfiddich 15 
  • Glenfiddich IPA
  • Glenfiddich XX
  • Glenfiddich Winter Storm
  • Glenfiddich Fire & Cane
  • Premium American Spirits hosted by Kentucky Whiskey Ambassador Taylor Corrigan  - 6:15  PM start
  • TAYLOR CORRIGAN "The influences of flavor on North American Whisk(e)y" with Taylor Corrigan CSS, National Premium Whisk(e)y Ambassador - Brown-Forman
  • Discover the historical and modern day influences on flavour of North American Whisk(e)y. From grain to yeast, fermentation to distillation, the impact of oak and beyond. Featuring bourbon, straight rye, and Canadian blended whiskies from Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Collingwood.

  • Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky, 
  • Collingwood Double Barrelled, 
  • Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 
  • Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 
  • Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, 
  • Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye 
  • The Balvenie as presented by Brand Ambassador Jamie Johnson  - 6:15 PM start - SOLD OUT!

The Macallan with Brand Ambassador Cameron Miller  - 7:15 PM start

Join Cameron and sample from this fine list of Macallan’s whiskies

  • Macallan 12 year old double cask
  • Macallan 12 year old triple cask
  • Macallan 15 year old triple cask
  • Macallan edition No.3

 

-The GlenLivet Nadurra Series as presented by Brand Ambassador Frank BisKupek - 7:15 PM start

Frank Biskupek  
"Enter the world of the Glenlivet Nadurra Expressions, hosted by world renowned oenophile"

  • The Glenlivet Nadurra Peated
  • The Glenlivet Oloroso, 
  • The Glenlivet First Filled Bourbon Cask
    Aberlour Abunadh 

 

There’s Frank, and then there’s Frank. One is to be sincere in one’s bluntness and honesty and the other is to be a jovial Scotsman who loves few things more than to sit and talk scotch. Though, in our experience, the two are often one and the same.

A truer Scot there never was than Frank Biskupek, the Canadian Brand Ambassador of The Glenlivet. From his anecdotal approach to educating friends about whisky to the witticisms he employs to describe the complex flavour profiles of our whisky portfolio – he’s one of a kind. His knowledge is boundless and he knows when to put it to work, but never one to shy away from a simplicity when the time arises. Upon sipping on a dram of our Founder’s Reserve, Frank will lovingly stare at the golden dram and say, to no one in particular in a room full of people: ‘Words like… Delicious, come to mind.’.

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