Add another notch in the belt for Whiskytown, Canada.
Last week at the 8th annual Canadian Whisky Awards, the preeminent showcase of the best of the best in Canadian whisky, Hiram Walker & Sons took home the biggest prize of the night being named Distillery of the Year.
That wasn’t the only award they won.
The distillery, the largest in North America, is home to J.P. Wiser’s, whose Wiser’s 35-year-old was named the very best of the best for Canadian whisky, proclaimed Whisky of the Year.
Several gold medals were also handed out to whiskies distilled in Windsor, Ontario, including Gooderham & Worts Four Grain, Lot No 40, Lot No 40 Cask Strength 12 year old, Wiser’s 150th Commemorative, Wiser’s 35 year old, Wiser’s Dissertation, Wiser’s Last Barrels, Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye, Wiser’s Union 52, Wiser’s Vanilla and the much talked about Canadian Club 40 year old which is the oldest and most expensive Canadian whisky on the market and only available for purchase in Canada.
This is quite a feat for a region becoming well know to whisky tourists. Earlier this year, the first public access to the distillery in 17 years was granted to WindsorEats for their Drinks of Walkerville experience. The tour was named an Ontario Signature Experience for bringing getting guests hands-on and behind the scenes in the town Hiram Walker built when he founded Canadian Club.
If you love whisky, check out Whiskytown, Canada, as more experiences are being developed.