Hiram Walker & Sons Wins Fourth Straight Canadian Distillery Of The Year Award

Monday March 1st, 2021

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The Hiram Walker & Sons distillery has been named the Distillery of the Year at the 11th annual Canadian Whisky Awards.

This is the fourth year in a row they have won the award.

The distillery, which has been producing Canadian whiskies longer than Canada has been a country, is where the Corby Spirit and Wine portfolio of Canadian whiskies is produced under the guideance of Master Blender Dr. Don Livermore.

“This is an incredible distinction for the dedicated and passionate team at Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery that has driven Corby whiskies to the top of the Canadian whisky charts,” says Dr. Don Livermore. “But this iconic facility is more than just a distillery. It is a centre of innovation that is reflected in the quality, award-winning brands in the Corby family.”

As an example of the innovation that comes out of the Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery, J.P. Wiser’s Old Fashioned, a ready-to-drink pre-mixed iteration of the classic cocktail, was named Flavoured Whisky of the Year at the Canadian Whisky Awards, one of five Corby brands to take home top honours.

Other notable awards:

  • Sipping Whisky (Export): J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel
  • Award of Excellence Line Extension: Lot 40 Dark Oak
  • Best Cask Strength: J.P. Wiser’s 22 Year Old Cask Strength Port Cask Finish
  • Best Blended Highly Commended: J.P. Wiser’s 22 Year Old Cask Strength Port Cask Finish

The Canadian Whisky Awards recognize the best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest quality standards. To qualify, a whisky must be distilled and matured in Canada. Winners are selected by an independent panel of whisky experts in blind taste testing.

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