Featured Distilleries

  • Whisky Ottawa 2022
  • CWM

Whisky Ottawa 2022

Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 

Mark your calendar:

  • Whisky Ottawa Masterclasses - Friday, September 30th, 2022, location TBD
  • The main event - Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Canadian War Museum (CWM)

  • 2019 SOLD OUT


Thank you to all the Whisky lovers for your support, and for joining us for our 6th Whisky Ottawa, We are fully Sold Out, Slàinte mhath!

  • Virtual Masterclass
  • Online

Virtual Masterclass Solutions

Whisky Ottawa will be rolling out Virtual Masterclasses,,,

  • 2020 COVID


Our days of COVID 19, life is a different place, but whisky is the same, or is it?

  • Rosetta Ridge

Rosetta Ridge, Canada’s first Fine Mixing Water for your whiskies

Lanark Highlands the home of Rosetta Ridge, Canada’s first Fine Mixing Water for your whiskies.

  • Femmes et Whiskey
  • La Maison Kildare

2020 Femmes et Whiskey

La série Femmes et Whiskey Masterclass sera de retour pendant le Bal de Neige, le samedi 8 et 15 février 2020.


  • Glenrothes
  • Scotland


Nestled in a quiet corner of Speyside, The Glenrothes Distillery has been crafting some of the world’s finest whisky since 1879. A place with many stories to tell. A place of pride, dedication, and above all, a place of whisky.

  • Lagavulin
  • Scotland


After the wonderful reception that the Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition received when it was released in 2016, the Islay-based distillers decided to add this delicious expression to their permanent core range!

  • Talisker
  • Scotland


A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this welcome member of Diageo's Classic Malts series has been recognised numerous times for its excellence. 

  • Last Straw
  • Vaughan, On.

Last Straw

The Last Straw Distillery story is about family and friends coming together to bring a crazy idea to life. Back in 2011, Don had the idea of starting a micro-distillery.  Always up for an adventure, Ana jumped on board.

  • Davin de Kergommeaux
  • Ottawa

Davin de Kergommeaux

Davin de Kergommeaux, is independent whisky expert, who has been writing about, talking about, and teaching about whisky for over two decades. Take some time and talk with Davin at Whisky Ottawa.

  • Bushmills
  • Ireland

Bushmills Masterclass

Bushmills 21 Year Old , is one of the Bushmills at the Friday Oct 4th Masterclass at the alt hotel.  An exquisite Irish whiskey, matured in a mixture of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, before a two year marrying period spent in Madeira casks. SEE MORE


  • BarChef
  • Toronto


Special Guest "Barchef" ~ The bottled cocktail that created the category ~ Renowned for their modern approach to cocktails

  • Christmas Special
  • Whisky Ottawa

General admission tickets Christmas Special $119.00

General admission tickets Christmas Special $119.00

Whisky Ottawa 2019

  • Whisky Ottawa 2019
  • Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts

  • Gifts for a friend
  • Holiday Gifts

Gifts for a friend

What to buy for your special someone? You buy them tickets to the 2019 Whisky Ottawa Festival 

  • Women & Whisky
  • Kildare House

2020 Women & Whisky

Women and Whisky Masterclass Series returns during Winterlude, Saturday February 8 and 15, 2020.  



  • 2020 Whisky Ottawa
  • Alt Hotel and Canadian War Museum

2020 Whisky Ottawa

Whisky Ottawa, October 2nd and 3rd 2020, Alt Hotel and Canadian War Museum. Back again for another exciting whisky weekend experience, Masterclasses, Vip Exclusive Experience, and the Grand Tasting Hall. For more information click here


  • Coco & Whisky
  • Whisky Ottawa

Chocolate & Whisky

NEW THIS YEAR,  JoJo CoCo Chocolate (from Kanata) will be bring Chocolate & Whisky together at Whisky Ottawa this year! A must try when your on the sampling floor! 

  • Whisky Ottawa
  • Canadian War Museum, Oct 20th, 2018

Whisky Ottawa

Canadian War Museum, Oct 20th 2018


  • Writers Tears Red Head
  • Ireland

Writers Tears Red Head

A superb single malt from Walsh Whiskey. This has been matured in Oloroso Sherry casks which have added some richness and depth as well as a slightly reddish tinge. A contender for one of our favourite new releases in 2016.

  • Wayne Gretzky Ice Cask Whisky
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wayne Gretzky Ice Cask Whisky

For Gretzky’s second release, Master Distiller Joshua Beach has amped up the amount of sourced rye whisky that is blended with the corn whisky base. 

  • Wayne Gretzky Red Cask Whisky
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wayne Gretzky Red Cask Whisky

Made with locally-sourced grains that are individually distilled, matured and blended, then finished with premium red wine casks from the Wayne Gretzky winery, Wayne Gretzky No. 99 'Red Cask' Canadian Whisky is made the Canadian way for a smooth, elegant and rich whisky.

  • Twelve Barrels Rye
  • Napanee

Twelve Barrels Rye

A Napanee, Ontario man named George inspired this whisky’s story. In the late 1800’s, his father made whisky, so in the dead of winter; George would put on his skates and jump whisky barrels. Crowds gathered as he added barrels. Legend has it he was an Evil Knievel on skates and jumped twelve whisky barrels. Cole Miller took inspiration from this story and jumped head first into whisky making. The first batch is a blend of sourced Canadian whiskies. Limited availability in Canada.

  • Diamond Peak
  • Denver

Diamond Peak

Stranahan’s Diamond Peak, their newest release, is a limited edition, single malt offering made from a selection of exclusively four-year-old #3 char barrels. Diamond Peak represents a midpoint between the distillery’s signature bottling and their cult-favorite Snowflake, a series of rotating one-off expressions sold only at the distillery in Denver.

  • Michters US1 Rye
  • Kentucky

Michters US1 Rye

Renowned for rye – America’s oldest whiskey variety – since the earliest days of our history, we take the production of Michter’s US 1 Rye extremely seriously.

  • Michters Small Batch Sour Mash
  • Kentucky

Michters Small Batch Sour Mash

Michter’s is the It Company of the American whiskey world right now, its from-the-ashes story bringing many fans forward to hear about its charms. Michter’s is a brand that dates waaaay back to 1753 but which went bankrupt in 1989. In 1990 the company was rescued and relaunched, and only in the last five years or so has it really become a hit once again.

  • Glen Grant 18yo
  • UK

Glen Grant 18yo

Deeply layered and complex, this rich and vibrant whisky delivers beautifully intricate flavours of malted caramel, vanilla, and raisins and lingers with a long, sweet, and pleasantly spicy finish

  • Glen Grant 12yo
  • UK

Glen Grant 12yo

With a bright, golden colour and pleasant aromas of orchard fruit, almond and citrus, this exceptional whisky delights the palate with exquisite and delicate notes of apple pie crust and caramel, and finishes with lingering fruit and subtle hints of spice

  • Bushmills Black Bush
  • Bushmills, County Antrim

Bushmills Black Bush

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey combines a high amount of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks, with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey. This unique recipe means Black Bush has rich, fruity notes and a deep intense character, balanced by an incredibly unique smoothness. It’s best enjoyed neat, or over ice.

  • Bushmills Original
  • Bushmills, County Antrim

Bushmills Original

Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is a blend of our own triple distilled malt whiskey and a lighter grain whiskey and has picked up 36 awards this year alone. You’ll notice it’s rich, smooth warming taste almost instantly. It’s an easy drinking, versatile whiskey that can be enjoyed neat, over ice or with your favorite mixer.

  • Bushmills Masterclass
  • Antrim, Ireland

Bushmills Masterclass

Join Jared Boller - Bushmills Brand Ambassador on Friday Out 4th for a masterclass.  The Bushmills line up for the masterclass, Bushmills Original, Black Bush, 10YO Single Malt, 21YO Single Malt and your 5th sample is a surprise.


  • Tomatin 14
  • UK

Tomatin 14

Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Port casks
Strength: 46% alc./vol.

  • Tomatin 12
  • UK

Tomatin 12

Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Sherry casks
Strength: 43% alc./vol.

  • Tomatin Legacy
  • UK

Tomatin Legacy

Time in Bourbon barrels and Virgin Oak casks brings a light sweetness to The Tomatin Legacy, which boasts aromas of vanilla, marshmallow, pineapple and lemon. On the palate gentle flavours of candy, pine, lemon sherbet, apples and sponge cake emerge ahead of a light, clean finish.

  • North of 7 Whisky
  • Ottawa, ON

North of 7 Whisky

North of 7 is currently producing 5 types of Canadian Whiskey - a four grain bourbon style whisky, a traditional bourbon mash consisting of corn-rye-barley, a 'wheater' made of corn-wheat-barley, a 95% rye-5% barley mash plus our used whisky barrels are being refilled with 100% malted barley for a 'scotch‍‍‍' style whis‍‍‍ky. 

  • Johnstown, ON


1000 Islands Moonshine is a Bronze medal winner in 2017 International Spirits Challenge


  • Johnstown, ON


King’s Lock is committed to organic ingredients as a base for a premium product. Our is double distilled refining it to a rich product with traditional flavours.


  • Scotland


This Dalmore expression is the only Highland single malt Scotch whisky to be aged in 6 different types of wood. This remarkable spirit has been filled to Cabernet Sauvignon French wine barriques,,,,


  • Dalmore 15
  • Scotland

Dalmore 15

Twelve years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks precede a three year finish in three different sherry woods: Amoroso, Apostles and Matusalem oloroso. A robust, yet elegant spirit.

Citrus, spice, orange 

  • Dalmore 12
  • Scotland

Dalmore 12

The Dalmore spirit benefits from longer than typical maturation - 12 years, instead of the regular 10. 

  • Wild Turkey
  • Happy Thanksgiving

Wild Turkey

Amber in colour; aromas of sweet vanilla, peach cobbler and honey; on the palate it tastes of salted caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and a lingering tobacco from start to finish.

  • Forty Creek
  • Ontario

Forty Creek

Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky is a premium Canadian Whisky.  It has been rated the #1 tasting whisky in North America by discerning Whisky Judges and has taken home the most esteemed accolades possible for a whisky,,,,,

  • About anCnoc
  • Scotland,


The anCnoc  nature's gift? man's ingenuity? both.

The anCnoc 12 Year Old is renowned the world over. Known as a must-have in any whisky drinker’s collection, it’s light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone,,,,,,

  • About Cattos
  • Scotland


Catto's is a perfectly balanced whisky for those who value quality above all else. James Catto was a pioneer of Scotch whisky blending. His skill and dedication took the craft to new levels and his Rare Old Scottish is celebrated today as,,,,,,,

  • About Still Waters Distillery
  • Ontario

Still Waters Distillery

"Still Waters Distillery is Ontario's first craft distillery. Focused on small batch handmade whiskies, we released our Single Malt Whisky in 2013 and will release our 100% Rye Whisky later this year. All our whiskies are released as single cask offerings,,,,,,,

  • Rittenhouse Rye
  • Bardstown, KY

About Rittenhouse Rye

Produced in the tradition of classic Pennsylvania rye whiskies.  Rittenhouse    Bottled-In-Bond 100° is a much acclaimed rye now enjoying a comeback throughout the country as today’s sophisticated whiskey consumer re-discovers classic whiskey styles......

  • Elijah Craig 12 YO
  • Kentucky

About Elijah Craig 12 YO

In 1789, Rev. Elijah Craig, the “Father of Bourbon”, became the first to age his whiskey in charred oak barrels. Our Master Distillers, inspired by his innovative spirit, have been perfecting the ‘small batch’ process before it even had a name.


  • Deanston
  • Scotland

About Deanston

This beautiful malt is first matured in ex-bourbon casks,from a family run cooperage in Kentucky, giving the liquid a wonderful zesty character. It is then finished in new oak barrels, which add subtle spiced aromas to the whisky.

  • Woodford Reserve
  • Kentucky

About Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve isn’t manufactured, it’s hand crafted in small batches. This artisanal process allows us to craft it at all five sources of bourbon flavor giving it its distinct taste and crisp, clean finish......

  • Gentlemen Jack
  • Tennessee

About Gentlemen Jack

Just like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack is charcoal mellowed before going into the barrel. Gentleman Jack, however, receives an additional “blessing”

  • Collingwood
  • Louisville, KY

About Collingwood

Collingwood – Creamy with graham cracker sweetness with delicate notes of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch that fades in a delicate marzipan dusted grain note. Faint hints of maple syrup drift about, one of the smoothest whiskies ever made.

  • Glenmorangie
  • Scotland

About Glenmorangie

The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range. A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Nectar DOr, Quinta Ruban and Glenmorangie La Santa is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland's tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks.

  • Ardbeg
  • Scotland

About Ardbeg

The small, remote Scottish island of Islay (pronounced 'eye-lah') is an antique land. A wild and untamed place, where Celtic monks found refuge from raiding Norsemen and early distillers smuggled their illicit ‘aquavitae’ at Ardbeg’s rugged rocky cove.....

  • Bunnahabhain
  • Scotland

About Bunnahabhain

Tales, myths and legend abound, but the first official documentation of Islay was by St Columba. These days it is the centre of the whisky-crafting world - in the sixth Century, however, it was a power base for the Lordship of the Isles.

  • Ledaig 10
  • Scotland

About Ledaig 10

This extraordinary and distinguished hand-crafted single malt is the distillery’s signature smoky expression.

For ten full years, oak wood casks lie in rest in ancient vaults.

  • Canadian Club
  • Canada

About Canadian Club

Canadian Club’s success and longevity can be attributed not only to the style associated with it, but also the quality of the product inside the bottle. We have always prided ourselves on making a superior whisky accessible to everyone who wished to enjoy it.

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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