Laurier House is pleased to be working with Just a Wee Dram, to host a premium whisky and food pairing evening on September 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

It is easy to imagine Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier enjoying a whisky or two on many evenings when he came home to Laurier House. Prime Minster Mackenzie King was not known to imbibe, but always had the finest of spirits to serve his guests. A whisky tasting compliments the character and cultural heritage of Laurier House and the era in which it was built, what better way to enjoy fine whisky than in the ambiance of this stately prime ministerial home.

Whisky Sommelier Sylvain Bouffard will present a flight of four ULTRA PREMIUM and RARE Single Malt Scotch Whiskies which needed nearly a century for maturation. Guests will also enjoy engaging stories about the history of whisky and the rich and broad range of flavours that different types and ages of whisky offer. Food pairings will accompany each selected whisky.

These rare whiskies, nearing the $300 mark per bottle, were acquired for this unique experience from the Best Master Distillers in Scotland:

  • the oldest Glenlivet's core range, The Glenlivet XXV;
  • the prestigious expression from The Glenmorangie, The Signet;
  • the Malt Master David Stewart MBE's most celebrated achievement,The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 year old; and
  • the Christmas cake character of the nurtured then matured 21 year old Glengoyne.

Sumptuous local and imported cheese, hand crafted chocolate and locally baked goods will accompany the Scotch Whiskies.

The cost of participating is $125.00 (plus tax) per person. Presented once this year, tickets are limited, only 25 will be sold for this exclusive event. Reservations can be made at 613-992-8142 or laurierhouse@pc.gc.ca. Parks Canada encourages those interested in participating to reserve today. Reservations required 48 hours prior to the date.

Developing new and innovative programs and services, such as this whisky tasting at Laurier House, allows more Canadians, including youth and newcomers, to learn about our history.
Please note that for this activity, participants must be 19 years of age or older.