Back by popular demand, Bellevue House National Historic site will present two whisky tasting seminars on the heritage grounds this summer. Join whisky sommelier, Sylvain Bouffard of Just a Wee Dram, as he inspires your senses with whisky tasting and food pairings. 

For two nights only, Parks Canada will be hosting whisky tastings at Bellevue House with Just a Wee Dram Whisky Seminars on Thursday, July 5, and on Thursday, August 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sylvain Bouffard, a retired Canadian Armed Forces Colonel, will lead guests through a selection of fine whiskies. This spirited journey from grain, to cask, to glass will also reveal how whisky is connected to the establishment of modern Canada. Guests will learn about whisky making and a variety of whisky sampling techniques. Each tasting will be matched with a specific food sample that will bring out the flavours in each whisky. To make the experience even more authentic, the whisky will be served in special crystal sampling glasses imported from Scotland. 

Whether new to whisky or an aficionado, the serene grounds of Bellevue House National Historic Site offer an intimate location that will inspire the senses. Early in his political career, Sir John A. Macdonald chose to live at Bellevue House for its whimsical character and tranquil surroundings. Visitors can enjoy the same tranquility, and a wee dram, as they contemplate the history of Canada while surrounded by the backdrop of the Italianate Villa, an heirloom orchard and manicured grounds.  

A “spirited” journey from grain, to cask to glass, learn how whisky is linked to the building of Canada. … Slàinte Mhath!

Reservations required 24 hours in advance: 613-545-8666.  

Program fee:
$75.00 + tax

Dates: July 5th and August 9th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.