Partnership brings together two of Windsor's oldest 'establishments'
WINDSOR, ON, Jan. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Hiram Walker & Sons Limited and the Windsor Club are pleased to announce that the Windsor Club has signed a 10-year lease agreement to occupy the historic Wiser's Reception Centre. Owned by Hiram Walker, the Wiser's Reception Centre is located on the waterfront of the Detroit River in Windsor's Walkerville area and boasts 6,100 square feet of event and meeting space. The lease commences on May 1, 2015.
"The Wiser's Reception Centre and the Windsor Club are treasured establishments in the Windsor community. We saw this partnership as a way to preserve a piece of Windsor's heritage and an important investment in the exciting renaissance that's taking place in the Walkerville area," said Patrick O'Driscoll, President of Hiram Walker & Sons. "It is a natural fit because we share a history with the Windsor Club, through club members who have worked for Hiram Walker and the web of our many suppliers and professional acquaintances."
Hiram Walker has been producing spirits in Canada since the 1850s and is the largest producer of bulk spirits in Canada. Built in 1964, the Wiser's Reception Centre is a heritage building and contains architectural features reminiscent of the era. The lease with the Windsor Club brings new life into the building. As Hiram Walker exports J.P. Wiser's beyond Canadian borders, the Windsor Club is the perfect venue to welcome and entertain an increasing number of guests and clients interested in the company's great Canadian whisky brands.
To build on the Windsor Club's distinguished tradition, the Wiser's Reception Centre is slated to undergo renovations over the coming year, which will include a patio overlooking the waterfront, full service restaurant, bar and lounge and refined event space.
"As the premier private business club in Windsor/Essex County, we're thrilled to relocate the Windsor Club to the Wiser's Reception Centre," said Federica Nazzani, President of the Board of Directors of the Windsor Club. "We believe the unique heritage space will create a renaissance for the club, attracting new members while maintaining our strong tradition of promoting social interaction and business networking and honouring a part of Windsor's history."
The Windsor Club opened in November 1903 and has 220 members. Celebrating its 111th anniversary, it is the oldest club in Windsor and one of the oldest clubs in Canada.
A brand new cocktail has also been developed to celebrate this exciting announcement that will be featured on the Windsor Club's new venue menu. Beautifully blended with J.P. Wiser's, which is produced in Windsor, Ontario, it is the perfect mix to honour these two historic establishments coming together.
Sweet City Woman
- 2 oz J.P. Wiser's
- ½ oz Ontario maple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 oz club soda
- hard ice
Method: Combine whisky, maple syrup, and bitters in a glass, add ice and then a small splash of soda.
About Hiram Walker
Established over 150 years ago, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited's tradition of blending quality ingredients, processes and highly skilled people continues at the Windsor, Ontario based production facility. Hiram Walker is a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard S.A., a leading global spirits and wine company with premium international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate® Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo® and Graffigna® wines. Hiram Walker produces brands such as, Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies, Polar Ice® vodka, Malibu® and Lamb's® rums, and Criollo® liqueurs for distribution by its affiliate, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited. Please enjoy our products responsibly.
About Windsor Club
Windsor's premier Private Member Social Club celebrates a long-standing, 111-year history and tradition for providing the finest dining experience, excellent service and exclusive access to a welcoming atmosphere for meetings, weddings and special events. With over 200 individual and corporate members, the Club is best known for its social and business networking opportunities and offers complimentary use of the business centre and meeting facilities with WiFi and AV equipment as well as unlimited benefits of over 130 worldwide Private Clubs in our network. For more information, please visit our website at www.windsorclub.com or contact (519) 258-1465.
SOURCE Hiram Walker & Sons Limited
Image with caption: "Hiram Walker welcomes new neighbour to Wiser's Reception Centre: Windsor Club. Patrick O'Driscoll, President, Hiram Walker & Sons, with Federica Nazzani, President of the Board of Directors, the Windsor Club. (CNW Group/Hiram Walker & Sons Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150119_C8752_PHOTO_EN_10350.jpg
For further information: Contact, Amandine Robin, Director, Communications, Public Relations and CSR, Hiram Walker and Sons Limited, Email: [email protected], Direct: 416-479-2492; Federica Nazzani, President, Board of Directors, Windsor Club, Email: [email protected], Direct: 226-347-8100