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The Whisky Ottawa Elite Enthusiasts Experience SOLD OUT!
is a combination of the Friday night Unique Executive Experience and
Saturday VIP event ticket,
all-in-one ticket for $420.00. Great value! 


Friday night Unique Executive Experience $255.00. SOLD OUT!

Location: Montgomery Scotch Lounge, 750 Gladstone Ave & Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive

First; Friday evening with Dougal Barr – Douglas Laing Global Brand Ambassador, 18:00 to 21:00, Sept 29, 2023

This presentation will be a private gathering of 24 people for a sampling of rare whiskies from Douglas Laing. These three hours will include a selection of 25 & 30-year-old and rare whiskies and three 75th-anniversary releases. Combined with food in a relaxing atmosphere, Dougal will take the time to interact with the guests and dive deep into the world of whisky and the passion that goes into his production at Douglas Laing Distillers. This will be done within a whisky environment on Friday evening, September 29, 2023.

Montgomery Scotch Lounge. Arrive 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm as we will start at 19:00 sharp; the the presentation ends at 21:00 and we welcome you to stay and conitue to enjoy the privacy of the Lounge 

Friday, September 29th, 2023, Venue: Montgomery Scotch Lounge

Douglas Laing's 75th anniversary, Whiksy Ottawa, brings you six drams, three of DL anniversary releases!  

XOP Caol Ila 25yo
XOP Glenrothes 25yo 
XOP Tullibardine 30yo 
75th anniversary 1 - (Douglas Laing special release)
75th anniversary 2  - (Douglas Laing special release)
75th anniversary 3  - (Douglas Laing special release)

Venue downtown Ottawa. Arrive 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm as the presentation will start at 19:00 sharp; to 21:00.  As the whisky presentation draws to a close, we would like you to extend the experience by staying after the event concludes for further engagement and enjoyment as we have the Montgomery Scotch Lounge exclusively for our VIP attendees.


VIP Exclusive Experience ticket $198.00, Sat only
Masterclass with Dougal Barr on Sat, Sept 30, at 5 pm – and 10 pm. SOLD OUT

Your schedule would be to arrive at the Trillium ballroom (in the Shaw Centre) around 4:15. This will give you time to present your ticket and settle into a seat for the 5:00 p.m. VIP Masterclass start. After your Masterclass, at 6:00 p.m. you move over to the Grand Tasting Hall to experience the wide selection of other drams. The GA Ticket holder will join at 7:00 pm.

Epicurean Amarone
Aberfeldy 8 Provenance
Invergordon 19 Year Old Particular
Dailuaine Midnight Series Old Particular
Rock Island 14-Year-Old Sherry Edition
75th anniversary 1 or other special release
General Admission Sampling Floor Access 7:00 pm, Sat Sept 30. 2023  -  $139.00+
Date and Time: Saturday, Sept 30, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Location: Shaw Centre, Trillium Ballroom
Your General Admission ticket will get you into the largest selection of whisky to sample ever seen in Ottawa from 7 pm-10 pm on Sept 30, 2023. You can sample as you please with your all-inclusive sample ticket 


2023 Whisky Ottawa will present our public Masterclasses Series 
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at the Shaw Centre;



2023 Whisky Ottawa will present our public Masterclasses Series on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at Shaw Centre.   These public Masterclasses Series each year are overwhelmingly successful, and they sell out each year!

These Masterclasses are open to all whisky enthusiasts who desire to expand their knowledge of whiskies worldwide. You do not require a Whisky Ottawa main event ticket to be part of these intimate educational experiences. The masterclasses are on Saturday, Sept 30, starting at 14:00 and running till 17:30.


There is still Saturday Masterclass available this year. 


Our 2023 Master Blender, National Brand Education Specialist, Authors and  National Brand Ambassador
Our guest presenter: Master Blender, Dr. Don Livermore

Meet Dr. Don Livermore, the Master Blender of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for some of Canada’s award-winning whiskies, such as JP Wiser’s, Lot 40, Pike Creek, and Gooderham & Worts. After graduating in 1996 from the University of Waterloo with a degree in microbiology, 

CDN Whisky Masterclass

J.P. Wiser's 10 Year
Lot 40 Dark Oak
Lot 40 Port Cask
J.P. Wiser's 18 YO
Lot 40 Cherry Cask
J.P. Wiser's 42 Year Cask Strength

Colin MacDougall
National Brand Education Specialist at Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

While he’s a dyed-in-the-wool “Bluenoser” who originally hails from Nova Scotia, Colin MacDougall travelled the corners of the earth before settling back into Canada on its Pacific Coast. Here he continued his passion for the spirit and wine industry, becoming a specialist for an already well-respected and dedicated team at Corby’s/Pernod-Ricard.

Colin knows that everything in life tells a story, and he has been telling the story of the beverage industry since the early 2000s. He is an expert on the multitude of diverse stories and nuances world spirits have to offer, is a seasoned beverage program consultant, an award-winning cocktail menu architect, and was a familiar face behind the bar as a manager at a number of prestigious restaurants, including Melbas on the Park, West, Pourhouse, and Blue Water Café.

For Colin, spirit education is more than simply an occupation – it’s a golden opportunity to educate loyal fans and new acolytes alike, championing the very best that the world's distilleries have to offer.

Masterclass Theme: Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Cavehill
Rabbit Hole Dareringer
Rabbit Hole TBD
Jefferson's Reserve Very Small Batch
Jefferson's Ocean



Davin de Kergommeaux
Author/writer and presenters

Freelance whisky writer, public speaker and spirits judge Davin de Kergommeaux is the author of three whisky books and is recognized as the world expert on Canadian whisky. Whisky travels have taken him to four continents to pour and speak about Canadian whisky and visit local producers and distilleries. In 2016 the Globe and Mail named him one of the 50 most influential Canadians in food and drink, then in 2018, the New York Times said his significance in the revival of Canadian whisky could not be overstated.  He lives in Ottawa with his wife and Lhasa apso pup.   

My Masterclass features 5 whiskies from St Laurent Distillery.  I visited them a few months back for a story in Whisky Magazine, and I was blown away.  Terroir on Steroids in Eastern Quebec, Distillerie St. Laurent on the shores of the 30-miles-wide Fleuve St Lawrence imbues Quebec-grown rye and barley malt with unmatchable seaside character and the aura of maple-wood smokers.
St. Laurent Single Malt Pedro Ximénez barrel finish 47%
St. Laurent maple-smoked Single Malt Téquila barrel finish 47%
St Laurent 3 Grain Port butt finish 47%
St Laurent Rye 43%
St Laurent Acerum 40%



International Whisky Brand Ambassador,
Macaloney Brewers & Distillers

Robin has more than a decade of experience in the spirits industry and has represented brands including Hart Brothers, Dun Bheagan, and Hunter Laing. Most recently, he worked as a Fine Spirits Specialist at the prestigious Waddington’s Auctioneer and Appraisal House. He has attained a plethora of industry accreditations, including a WSET Level 2 Spirit Instructor Certification and WEST Level 3 Sake Instructor Certification. He is a dual US/Canadian citizen and served as a combat paramedic stationed with the US Marine Corp. Mr. Morgan is a veteran sales representative and a true whisky enthusiast who brings with him unparalleled product knowledge.

Based in Canada, Robin is responsible for Macaloney’s Whisky portfolio in North America (except BC). If you’re interested in stocking Macaloney’s whiskies in your liquor store or are looking for a guided whisky tasting for your club, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please contact him at: robin@macaloneydistillers.com

An Loy Single Malt Whisky.
St. Mallie Muscatel Single Cask Single Malt.
Kildara Triple Distilled Potstill. World Whiskies Awards 2023, Best in the World
Cath-Na-Aven Single Malt Whisky
An Aba Single Malt Whisky Peated. Whiskies of the World Awards, Double Gold
Peat Project Single Malt Whisky.



Karina Mair
National brand ambassador for Michter’s

Karina joined Michter’s in 2022 as Eastern Canada Regional Advisor. Today, Karina’s role has expanded to managing Michter’s business development across the entire country as Lead Advisor for Canada.

As a native ot Canada, Karina’s passion for whiskey runs deep. Prior to joining Michter’s, Karina spent 20+ years in the beverage industry. Starting in 2016, Karina’s passion for Michter’s began as she was working as a top sales representative for the importer in Toronto.”

US*1 Bourbon
US*1 Rye
US*1 Sour Mash
US*1 American Unblended
10 Yr Bourbon
10 Yr Rye 



Greg Mefford, Luxco's International Sales Director

Since March 2015, Greg Mefford has served as Luxco’s International Sales Director, supporting the international sales team as they develop Luxco’s global importer network.

“The toughest part of my job is managing all of the time zones,” said Mefford. “But seeing our brands grow and be recognized in different countries around the world makes it all worth it.”

When not at work, Greg fronts a band that goes by the name of Deaf Mefford, playing classic rock music primarily from the “cassette years” of the 70s and 80s. He plays guitar and sings. Friends from high school play in the group, and Greg’s wife, Caryn, sings as well. “It’s really a lot of fun,” said Mefford.

When not playing a show or charity gig, Greg enjoys racing cars and karts and attending Blues and Cardinals games.

Ezra Brooks 99 Proof KSBW
Old Ezra 7-Year-Old Barrel Strength 117 Proof KSBW
Yellowstone Select 93 Proof KSBW
Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection ‘Toasted’ 100 Proof KSBW
Rebel 100 Proof KSBW
Rebel 10-Year-Old 100 Proof Single Barrel KSBW





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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