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Annual whisky tasting returns to historic Navy Hall

The popular whisky-tasting event at Navy Hall has been a sell-out in the past.
Friends of Fort George executive director Amanda Gamble, town crier Thomas Pekar, Chris Thompson and Tony Chisholm at a sell-out whisky tasting at Navy Hall.

The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with Forty Creek Distilleries, is hosting the fourth annual whisky tasting event at historic Navy Hall, hosted by Forty Creek North American brand ambassador Chris Thompson. Paired with extensive hors d’oeuvres, there will be several different award-winning Forty Creek whisky samples provided.

This event will highlight the role that alcohol played in the life of the 19th century soldier stationed at Fort George. Rations for an enlisted soldier included rum, and for the higher ranking officers, many varieties of exotic drinks were available from the local market in Niagara, and played a central role in their mess dinners.

The Friends of Fort George is hosting the evening to raise funds to support their student employment program at Fort George and Brock’s Monument. “In 2023, the Friends of Fort George hired 11 students. We are hoping to continue supporting Niagara’s youth with meaningful summer employment, and events like this allow us to raise much needed funds to cover wages,” says Tony Chisholm, president of the Friends of Fort George.

Tickets for this event are on sale now. The cost is $50 per person, and includes food and several whisky samples. Come and relax by the warm fire at Navy Hall, and enjoy a unique evening of food, drink, whisky education and merriment, says Amanda Gamble, executive director of the Friends of Fort George.

Visit the online store at, or call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 to reserve your spot now.