Just in time for the lead up to the Christmas season, the Friends of Murphys Point Park is launching a series of Heritage Whisky Tastings in Tay Valley Township and the Town of Perth. Building on their very successful Heritage Mica Days events that take place throughout the summer, this series will explore the long history and heritage of whisky distilling in the area, while providing a new entertainment package for residents and visitors.
Each tasting event will include stories of the early whisky industry by local historian and story teller Susan Code, with different stories unfolding at each venue. The talented trio, Cratur, will entertain with traditional music and the sommelier services will be provided by Ouidram with four different single malt whiskies at each tasting. In the words of Ouidram: “We bid you welcome and wish you ‘Slainte!’ as you embark on this wonderful journey into the intriguing world of single malt whiskies born of the moors and the mountains, the mist and the heather, and all that is Scotland!”
Two Heritage Whisky Tastings are scheduled between now and the holiday season. Join us on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Perth Manor, where hosts Gordon and Linda Craig look forward to welcoming you. Start your evening at the Crystal Palace in the Tay Basin for the Festival of Lights and fireworks at 6:30 p.m., then take a short walk from there to the Perth Manor for your whisky tasting. To enhance your experience, the Perth Manor is offering a $20 discount for an overnight stay on the night of the whisky tasting.
The second event will be held on Friday, Dec. 12 at Fall River Restaurant in Maberly. Owners Tess and Jeroen are excited to be hosting this event and invite you to come early and visit their Christmas market. Call them to make a reservation for an early dinner before your whisky tasting experience.
Both Heritage Whisky Tasting events start at 7:30 p.m. and advance tickets are required. Tickets are $70 per person available only through Tickets Please at www.ticketsplease.ca or by calling 613-485-6434. A charitable tax receipt of $25 will be provided by the Friends of Murphys Point.
For additional information, visit http://www.heritagemicadays.ca/, call 613-267-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding assistance has been generously provided by the Eastern Ontario Development Corporation, Tay Valley Township and the Town of Perth.