Corby's Whiskies Recognized with Prestigious Honours at the 2017 Canadian Whisky Awards

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine has once again earned top accolades at the seventh annual Canadian Whisky Awards, including the prestigious Canadian Connoisseur Whisky of the Year with Gooderham & Worts and Lot No. 40. Corby's J.P. Wiser's Double Still Rye was honoured as well for the Domestic Sippin' Whisky of the Year award. The winners were announced on Thursday, January 19th at a ceremony in Victoria, British Columbia as part of the Victoria Whisky Festival. 

"We were ecstatic to be two out of the five finalists for Canadian Whisky of the Year with Gooderham & Worts and Lot No. 40," says Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender. "These whiskies exemplify what Canadian whisky stands for - quality, blending, choice grains, and craftsmanship."

Valued for its bold and balanced layers of flavour, Gooderham & Worts is a premium blend of rye, wheat, barley and corn, right back to its roots with William Gooderham and James Worts at Toronto's Distillery District in 1832. Lot No. 40 is distilled in a single copper pot and aged in virgin oak barrels, resulting in a velvety vanilla oak finish with enhanced rye spices. J.P. Wiser's Double Still Rye is a bold whisky full with fruity, floral and rye spice notes. Corby's award winning whiskies are entirely Canadian-made from local grains at its Hiram Walker facility in Windsor, Ontario.

"Corby has yet again illustrated that it is leading the way in Canadian Whisky," says Ross Hendry, Brand Director of Canadian Craft Whisky. "We truly value both the Canadian Whisky Awards and Victoria Whisky Festival and the role they continue to play in elevating the discussion around the category. It was an honour having Dave Broom, Davin deKergommeaux and our Master Blender here in Victoria to sneak preview some of our remarkable upcoming releases. We are excited for the year ahead and to show the whisky world the very best that Canada has to offer."

Select list of awards:

Lot No. 40 – Connoisseur Whisky of the Year, Multiple Markets

Gooderham & Worts – Connoisseur Whisky of the Year, Domestic

J.P. Wiser's Double Still Rye – Sippin' Whisky of the Year, Domestic

Northern Border Collection – Award of Excellence: Innovation

For a full list of winners, please visit: www.canadianwhisky.org

About The Canadian Whisky Awards

The Canadian Whisky Awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest standards for making whisky. To qualify, the whisky must be distilled and matured in Canada. An independent panel of whisky writers, bloggers, and journalists selects the winners after tasting each whisky blind. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry.

About Corby Spirit and Wine

Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek®, and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka, McGuinness® liqueurs, and the recently acquired Ungava® gin. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal® and The Glenlivet® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, and Kenwood® wines. In 2016, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fifth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers for the third time. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedInTwitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications

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For further information: Valerie Brive-Turtle, Director of Communications, Public Relations and CSR, Corby Spirit and Wine, Email: canada.communications@pernod-ricard.com, Telephone: (416) 479-2492

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