Friday night Unique Executive Experience $255.00.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,
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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.
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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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.”
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“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.