World's Best Canadian Blended Whisky among four prestigious accolades
TORONTO, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Limited has once again proven that its Canadian Whiskies are some of the world's best, winning four notable awards for J.P. Wiser's, Lot No. 40, and Pike Creek at the World Whiskies Awards, which took place in London, England on March 28th, 2019. These top industry nods closely follow the national recognition that Corby's whiskies earned in January at the Canadian Whisky Awards.
The World Whiskies Awards are the culmination of 3 rounds of blind judging conducted by an international panel of experts. Collectively, Corby Spirit and Wine's whiskies took home the following awards:
- World's Best Canadian Blended – J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old
One of the oldest Canadian Whiskies ever produced. It represents a traditional blended rye whisky that has experienced the harsh Canadian winters and warm summers over 35 years in Hiram Walker's ageing warehouse.
- World's Best Corn Whisky – Best Canadian Corn – Pike Creek 21 Years Finished in European Oak Casks
21 year old select oak aged Canadian whisky finished in French and Hungarian oak casks for an exceptional finish. This whisky brings together Pike Creek's signature smooth style with faint hints of dried fruits, honey, and nutmeg drawn from European oak casks.
- World's Best Rye Whisky – Best Canadian Rye – Lot 40 Cask Strength 11 Year Old
11 year old 100% rye whisky right from the cask, with spicy rye notes
- World's Best Flavoured Whisky – Best Canadian Flavoured – J.P. Wiser's Vanilla
Offering notes of toffee, vanilla, nutmeg and allspice aromas/flavours with a bit of heat on a long and lingering spicy finish.
"We are incredibly proud that our Canadian whiskies have been ranked among the best in the world." says Vanessa Clarke, Senior Brand Manager, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited. "These awards are a true reflection of the passion we hold to innovate and push the boundaries on what's possible, resulting in quality whisky, and we are honoured to share it with the world."
Corby's Canadian whisky brands are produced at the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery in Windsor, Ontario - which was recognized for the second year in a row as Distillery of the Year by the Canadian Whisky Awards. Corby's award-winning whiskies are entirely Canadian-made from local grains.
"The success of our family of Canadian whiskies is both a testament to our passion and dedication to developing quality whisky, and to our history founded on the tradition of grain-to-glass craftsmanship. There's no better feeling in the world than to have our work recognized with such high regard." says Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender.
The World Whiskies Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognized styles, award and promote the world's best whiskies to consumers and trade across the globe.
For a complete list of winners, please visit the following: http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/winner/Whisky/2019/taste
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 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®, Aberlour® 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 2018, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the seventh consecutive year. 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 LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW) and Instagram (@CorbySW).
SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications
For further information: Derek Wagner, Assistant Brand Manager, Canadian Whisky, Corby Spirit and Wine, Email: [email protected]; Valerie Brive-Turtle, Director, Communications, Public Relations and S&R, Corby Spirit and Wine, Email: [email protected]