Heritage Whisky Tasting was fabulous!

IMG_20141121_195654What  a great way to kick off the holiday season…. a visit to the fireworks at the Tay Basin for the Festival of Lights and then a fabulous Heritage Whisky Tasting at the Perth Manor!  This first whisky tasting event hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point and Heritage Mica Days was an opportunity to taste four single malts under the guidance of Brian from Ouidram, an independent whisky ambassador.  The food served by the Perth Manor exceeded all expectations and even the most inexperienced connoisseur of whisky came to enjoy the intricacies of the different whiskies. Brian shared a wealth of stories about how Scotch whisky is made and the variations from different parts of Scotland. Local historian Susan Code kept us entertained with stories of the local whisky history – who knew that Perth was a hotbed of whisky distilling back in the 1800s! The band Cratur provided terrific music for us to enjoy throughout the event. And who can forget Perth Town Crier Brent McLaren who started us off with his own flavour of story telling for the evening.

If you missed this event, don’t worry. It’s happening again on Friday December 12th at the Fall River Restaurant in Maberly.  Ouidram will be there with a different set of single malts to taste and enjoy. Advance tickets are required and are available through Tickets Please at www.ticketsplease.ca.




One Week to the Heritage Whisky Tasting at the Perth Manor

Join us at the Perth Manor Nov 21st

Join us at the Perth Manor Nov 21st

Weather’s getting chilly and snow is on the way.  Bring your friends and warm up at the Heritage Whisky Tastings hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point and Heritage Mica Days. The first event is one week away, November 21st,  at the Perth Manor at 7:30 p.m. Whisky sommelier services provided by Ouidram with four single malts for you to savour.  Local stories  of whisky distilling in the Perth area in the 1800s by historian Susan Code. Traditional music by Cratur and yummy appetizers by the Perth Manor. There’s time to take in the fireworks at the Tay Basin at 6:30 p.m. and then take a short walk to your whisky tasting event.  Advance tickets required at www.ticketsplease.ca.

Heritage Whisky Tasting at the Perth Manor

Heritage Whisky Bottle

Heritage Whisky Bottle

The Friends of Murphys Point and Heritage Mica Days are hosting their first Heritage Whisky Tasting at The Perth Manor on November 21st at 7:30 p.m.  Take in the BIA Fireworks at the Tay Basin to start your evening off right. It’s just a short walk from there to the Perth Manor. Sommelier service provided by Ouidram and traditional music by Cratur. Susan Code has stories of the local whisky distilling industry dating back to the 1800s. Tickets are $70 available at Tickets Please at www.ticketsplease.ca.

The Perth Manor is offering a $20 room discount on the night of your whisky tasting, Full information at www.heritagemicadays.ca.


Two Heritage Whisky Tastings

Heritage Whisky Tasting

Heritage Whisky Tasting

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 at various venues in Tay Valley Township and the Town of Perth. Building on their very successful Heritage Mica Days festival that operates throughout the summer season, the Heritage Whisky Tastings will allow them to continue their cultural and heritage interpretations through the winter. Four single malt whiskies will be presented at each tasting along with stories of the heritage of whisky distilling in the area by local historian Susan Code.

Nov 21st at 7:30 p.m, at the Perth Manor

Dec 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Fall River Restaurant

Tickets are $70 and available at Tickets Please (www.ticketsplease.ca). Additional dates and venues are being planned for 2015.

Heritage Whisky Tastings!

Heritage Whisky Tasting Logo

Heritage Whisky Bottle

Heritage Whisky Bottle

Watch for a new series of events to celebrate the heritage of Tay Valley and Perth – the Whisky Heritage! The good folks at Heritage Mica Days have been working on developing a series of Heritage Whisky Tastings, complete with some fabulous heritage tales, some good music, and of course…whisky tasting with the assistance of an experienced whisky sommelier. DId you know that Perth and Tay Valley were a hotbed of whisky distilling back in the 1800s?  We are looking to bring that history to life and provide a fabulous way for you to celebrate with friends new and old. Watch for details at www.heritagemicadays.ca or contact us at 613-267-5340 or events@heritagemicadays.ca to be added to a contact list for advance notice,


Here’s another family volunteer team. Steph and Izzy Gray donated many hours during the summer of 2014 greeting visitors on the Silver Queen Mine trail and helping with the Junior Mica Miner program. Izzy is our expert Junior Mica Miner as the first person to complete the program! These two also contributed their time at our beach event on Canada Day (distributing Canada Day cake, a very important task) and could be seen helping at the corn roast held at the campfire pit. In addition to helping with Heritage Mica Days, the Geoheritage Tour and so many other program activities, Steph is also the President of the Friends of Murphys Point and has been providing her leadership skills there for many years. Special thanks to Steph and Izzy for your energy and support of Heritage Mica Days!

Click here to see previous Volunteers of the Month.