7,827 bottles created with one-of-a-kind labels representing each week
of Canada's history since Confederation
TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - J.P. Wiser's Canadian whisky is proud to announce the nation-wide release of a new, limited-edition whisky in celebration of Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary. Only 7,827 bottles of this special One Fifty whisky have been produced – each one with a unique date printed on the label that corresponds to one of the 7,827 weeks in Canada's history since Confederation in 1867.
"J.P. Wiser's is a proud Canadian brand that's older than the country itself, so we felt a sense of duty to create something really special and one-of-a-kind – not only to mark Canada's big anniversary, but also to celebrate all the milestones along the way over the past 150 years," says Keeshan Selvakumar, Whisky Brand Manager, Corby Spirit and Wine. "J.P. Wiser's One Fifty Commemorative Series gives people the opportunity to covet a unique piece of our country's great history; a week and point in time that only they can call their own."
With a deep, golden-amber colour, J.P. Wiser's One Fifty offers a rich, oaky aroma with hints of vanilla and spice. These flavours carry through onto the palate, which is full-bodied and balanced with a natural sweetness. The finish is warm and silky smooth. J.P. Wiser's One Fifty can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
"J.P. Wiser's One Fifty is an exceptional blend of corn and rye grain, which has been aging in new oak and Canadian whisky casks since the year 2000," says Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender. "The whisky's age and high quality ingredients make it an outstanding value, and I hope Canadians are as proud to enjoy it as we are to have created it."
Founded in 1857, J.P. Wiser's Canadian whisky has roots that go back to the very beginning of Canada's history. Its internationally award-winning whiskies are known for being blended with exacting care, and aged to perfection in white oak barrels. J.P. Wiser's whiskies are created and bottled in Windsor, Ontario at Hiram Walker & Sons – one of the largest distilleries in North America.
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 2017, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the sixth 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 LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).
SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications
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