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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

  • Paradigm Spirits
  • London, On.

Paradigm Spirits

Paradigm Spirits Co. was created by passionate craft spirit entrepreneurs with a vision to build a distillery within a fabulous destination location. We found our home at 100 Kellogg Lane in London, Ontario. We are a young craft distillery, having opened our doors in December of 2020.

  • Craftworks Spirits
  • Global Craft Whisky

Craftworks Spirits

We are Canadian importers of unique, high-quality distilled spirits and beverages from around the world. M&H Elements Peated, Nc'nean Organic Single Malt, Cotswolds Single Malt,,,,

  • Zuidam Distillers
  • Netherlands

Zuidam Distillers

This year Whisky Ottawa has the pleasure of introducing Millstone from Zuidam Distillery of the Netherlands, to our Ottawa whisky enthuses.  Patrick Van Zuidam is the Managing Director of Zuidam Distillers. 

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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