2020 Women & Whisky


Women & Whisky runs two-consecutive Saturdays during Winterlude

Masterclasses start at $45.00 +HST

Dates: Saturday February 8 and 15, 2020.

Location: Kildare House, 323 Chapel St, Ottawa

First Event

Date: Saturday February 8

Combination, both Masterclasses - Distell Malts Whisky & Creating Whisky Cocktails

  • Saturday Feburary 8th
  • 6pm-9pm
  • $80 - BUY NOW 

Distell Malts Masterclass

  • Saturday February 8th 
  • 6pm-7:15pm
  • $45 - BUY NOW 

Creating Whisky Cocktails Masterclass 

  • Saturday February 8th 
  • 8pm-9pm
  • $45- BUY NOW 

Mike Brisebois 

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

Come experience a night of Cocktails and Single Malt Scotch Whisky with Distell Malts Canadian Brand Ambassador, Mike Brisebois.

The evening will begin with a whisky cocktail reception followed by a Masterclass to begin with Black Bottle, Deanston, Bunnahabhain, and Tobermory. We’ll share the history of each distillery and taste five expressions.  We will take a brief intermission and gather for a Black Bottle Old Fashioned cocktail from the bar

The second class is where everyone will then learn how to make each of the cocktails that were tasted. Each of you will learn how to properly build these cocktails; step by step you alongside your friends working with the ingredients required. When this class is complete, we will gather again to enjoy more cocktails by the bar and discuss the evening

About your brand ambassador:

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 

Second Event

Date: Saturday February 15

Johnie Walker Masterclass 

  • Saturday February 15th 
  • 6pm-7pm
  • $45 - BUY NOW

Ardbeg Brands Masterclass 

  • Saturday February 15th 
  • 7:15pm-8:15pm
  • $45- BUY NOW 

Glenmorangie Brands Masterclass 

  • Saturday February 15th 
  • 8:30pm-9:30pm
  • $45- BUY NOW 

ONE OF Stuart Brown Ambassador Colleagues
will persent this year!

National Whisky Consultant at Diageo

Join DIAGEO National Whisky Consultant (TBD) to learn about the DIAGEO collection of Whiskies.  A great opportunity to sample Black Label, Singleton 12, Lagavulin 8 and Cadhu, some of the finest whisky from the Diageo Portfolio.

Joey will be presenting two masterclasses, purchase tickets to both for a complete experience! 

Joey Krueger DipWSET, FWS


Joey is a hospitality and wine industry professional with over 20 years of international experience across a broad spectrum of the food and beverage world. Her experience ranges from boutique wineries to luxury brands, exotic destination cruising to contemporary regional dining.

Moving to the Okanagan valley in 2015, Joey joined Mission Hill Family Estate as Head Sommelier and relished the opportunity to team with one of Canada’s most iconic wine brands. Joey's passion for food, wine, spirits and travel spurred her to undertake the WSET Diploma and is proud to have completed the program in 2019. Joey holds a degree in Communications from Humber College, is a French Wine Scholar and is fluent in French. She is thrilled to be joining the Women and Whisky panel and to share her passion for the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg brands.


When and Where

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

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