Corby's Canadian whiskies earned 30 top accolades at the
annual awards ceremony in Victoria, BC
TORONTO , Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is proud to be recognized with a number of prestigious honours at the ninth annual Canadian Whisky Awards, which took place on January 17 th during the Victoria Whisky Festival. Corby's Canadian whiskies won nine golds, five silvers, ten bronzes and top awards including:
- Connoisseur Whisky of the Year Multinational – J.P. Wiser's 35 Years Old
- Sipping Whisky of the Year Multinational – Pike Creek Rum Barrel Finish
- Canadian Whisky Blend of the Year – Gooderham & Worts Eleven Souls
- Line Extension of the Year – J.P. Wiser's Alumni Series
"It's exciting to take home over 30 awards and be recognized at the national level once again," says Keeshan Selvakumar , Brand Director, Corby Spirit and Wine. "Awards like Connoisseur Canadian Whisky of the Year for J.P. Wiser's 35 Years Old and Canadian Whisky Blend of the Year for Gooderham & Worts Eleven Souls demonstrate Corby and Hiram Walker's commitment to continue innovating diverse products and creating some of the very best whisky that Canada has to offer."
Corby's owned 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. Additionally, Master Blender Dr. Don Livermore was honoured in a new award category as the first-ever Blender of the Year.
"To be recognized as the Canadian Whisky Blender of the Year was a great tribute and an honour," says, Dr. Don Livermore , Master Blender. "Understanding the whisky consumer is challenging and always evolving. Deciding which blends to develop for the consumer at the right time is the most difficult part about the job, and to take home top awards has shown we have connected with our consumer by releasing good quality and premium brands."
The Canadian Whisky Awards are held annually in January in conjunction with the Victoria Whisky Festival to recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest quality standards. To qualify, the whisky must be distilled and matured in Canada . An independent panel of whisky experts selects the winners after tasting each whisky blind.
For a full list of winners, please visit: www.canadianwhisky.org
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
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