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Friday January 17th, 2014

Posted at 12:22pm

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A Windsor-made whisky has taken the top award at the national whisky festival.

Corby’s Lot No. 40, a whisky that was first distilled seven generations ago, has been named the best Canadian whisky in the world by a panel of nine independent whisky experts.

The award was announced Thursday evening during the Canadian Whisky Awards at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria, BC.

Lot No. 40 is distilled Hiram Walker’s in Windsor from a rye-grain recipe developed in the 19th century by Canadian distiller, Joshua Booth.

Chairman of the Judges Davin de Kergommeaux, called Lot No. 40 “The very essence of what rye whisky is all about.”

“Interest in Canadian whisky is growing tremendously,” said de Kergommeaux. “Export sales of Canadian whisky world-wide were up by nearly 25% in 2013, and the upward trend continues. Canadian whisky producers are stepping up to the plate with new high-end releases. More small batch and top-end deluxe whiskies are available now than ever before.”

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