TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - John K. Hall, Owner, President & CEO of
Forty Creek Distillery is proud to announce the sale of his Kittling
Ridge wine division to Magnotta Winery Estates.
Magnotta Winery has assumed Kittling Ridge's wine store licenses as well
as the Kittling Ridge Wine portfolio.
Hall stated "he will continue to operate and expand his Forty Creek
Distillery in Grimsby, Ontario producing quality spirits such as Forty
Creek Whisky, Prince Igor Vodka, and others.
Hall stated "Our workforce and our business have grown considerably and
our employee's passion and commitment will continue to drive our
on-going success. We'll continue to build our brands and develop new
offerings by working in close partnership with our retail customers. "
Hall recently rebranded his company, renaming it Forty Creek
Distillery. "We believe our new name better reflects our growth over
the past 20 years, and our forward vision to produce handcrafted,
Canadian-made spirits," says John Hall.
Hall remarks "While being a winemaker has been satisfying, I am very
excited to now devote all my time to whisky making and my distillery. I
believe my whisky journey has just begun and there are many more good
things to come. "
About Forty Creek Distillery:
Located in Grimsby, Ontario, Forty Creek Distillery is the largest
independently Canadian-owned craft distillery in Canada. Its portfolio
of brands include; Forty Creek Whisky, Prince Igor Vodka, Canada Gold
Whisky, Bolivar Liqueur, Small Cask Brandy and Alpenbitter No. 7.
Forty Creek Distillery is known internationally for its quality spirits
and has won numerous awards at prestigious tasting competitions around
About John K. Hall:
John K. Hall has been a successful winemaker in Ontario since 1970, and
distiller since 1992. "When I began making wines in Ontario over 40
years ago, there were about 7 wineries in the province. Today, there
are more than 100. I'm proud of the contribution we pioneers made in
the early days," says Hall. Over the past ten years, Hall has become
world renown as a distiller due in large part to his Forty Creek
Whisky. "I would like to think that we're helping to revive the craft
distillery business here in Canada."
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SOURCE: Forty Creek Distillery
For further information:
John Hall, 905-945-9225