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Whisky Ottawa Insider

Sign up with the Whisky Ottawa Insider and keep up to date with our Whisky Ottawa events. We all know that the main event of Whisky Ottawa this year is on September 30. Did you also know that throughout the year, we have other masterclasses and may be involved in other whisky events?  We will let you know what is going on.

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2023 VIP Masterclass

Unfortunately, due to an accidental injury, Patrick is unable to travel for the foreseeable future and will not be able to join us this year. We wish Patrick a speedy recovery and are hopeful to have him back with us in 2024! 

Craftwork Spirits are the importers that were helping to bring Patrick to Whisky Ottawa. To ensure we continue to provide our guests with the highest quality of experience, they have been working around the clock to arrange a stellar replacement presenter, and they have!

Meet, Dougal Barr – Douglas Laing Global Brand Ambassador,


Special guests for 2023

Davin de Kergommeaux is recognized as the world expert on Canadian whisky.  Blair Phillips, Toronto lifestyle and spirits writer. Read more...

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa

We look forward to hosting you, all participants travelling to the Nation’s Capital for Whisky Ottawa!

We have created the web link, and it's already live and ready to go! Whisky Ottawa attendees can click this link below to confirm and reserve the preferred group rates as quoted:  

Grab a Masterclass

Whisky Ottawa’s Masterclasses will be Sat Sept 30, in the afternoon, at the Shaw Centre this year.

  • Macaloney's Island Distillery, Robin Morgan
  • Corby’s/Pernod-Ricard, Colin MacDougall
  • Wolfhead, Michael Johnstone

tickets are on sale now,

Click here for more information on masterclasses

Featured Distilleries

  • Toronto


PROXIMO is a global innovator of quality spirits that create excitement with every sip. Always on the lookout for what’s next, PROXIMO builds brands and invents new products to meet the world’s changing tastes and trends in memorable new ways.


  • Macaloney’s Island
  • Victoria, BC

Macaloney’s Island Whisky

Based in Canada, Robin is responsible for Macaloney’s Whisky portfolio in North America (except BC). Mr. Morgan is a veteran sales representative and a true whisky enthusiast who brings with him unparalleled product knowledge to his masterclass.

  • Last Straw Distillery
  • Concord

Last Straw Distillery

Last Straw's Single Farm Whisky Program! Our distillery dreams are starting to come true. When we started Last Straw, we started it to make whisky. The original dream was an on-farm distillery,


When and Where

Unique Executive Experience
Masterclass with Dougal Barr
Friday September 29th, 2023
Venue: Montgomery Scotch Lounge,750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa ON
Now on sale

Masterclass Series
Saturday September 30th, 2023
at 2:00pm and 5:30pm
Venue: Shaw Center, Ottawa ON
Now on sale

VIP Exclusive Experience
Saturday September 30th, 2023
at 5:00pm
with Dougal Barr
Venue: Shaw Center, Ottawa ON
Now on sale

Grand Tasting Hall
(main event)
Saturday September 30th, 2023
at 7:00pm
Venue: Shaw Center, Ottawa ON
Now on sale

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