Corby’s whiskies win big at the Canadian Whisky Awards
Corby's Canadian whiskies earned 30 top accolades at the annual awards ceremony in Victoria, BC
January 24, 2019
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is proud to be recognized with a number of prestigious honors at the ninth annual Canadian Whisky Awards, which took place on January 17th 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 honored 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 honor,” 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