Join Us for a 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 in Tay Valley Township and the Town of Perth. Building on our successful Heritage Mica Days events, 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 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, call 613-267-5340 or email Funding assistance has been generously provided by the Eastern Ontario Development Corporation, Tay Valley Township and the Town of Perth.

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Register for Geoheritage Tour Today!

On Saturday, Oct. 25 we have our fundraising Geoheritage Tour. Those people who drive by rock cuts on the Canadian Shield on a daily basis will be astounded by their story and their up-close beauty. Same goes for the landscaped rocks that have been so artistically placed around the Crystal Palace in Perth. Oh, and how often do you get the chance to walk into a mine with a retired geology professor, a professional prospector and a biologist? The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch is provided. Cost for this fundraiser for the Friends if $50 per person. Please book your tickets by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22 by clicking here.

We hope to see you!

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(Please note our PA Day Activity has been cancelled.)

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Heritage Whisky Tasting – Expressions of Interest

We’re gearing up for our Heritage Whisky Tastings! Stay tuned for more details soon. For now, please help spread the word as we seek Expressions of Interest.

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