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Polar Ice Arctic Extreme named one of the world’s ten best vodkas

By CNW Group Ltd.   


Polar Ice Vodka Arctic Extreme awarded the IWSC Gold Outstanding

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW/ — When you drink a Polar Ice Vodka Arctic Extreme, you are drinking one of the best vodkas in the world.

More than a thousand vodkas from around the world are submitted annually for consideration by the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), but only 10 are bestowed the IWSC Gold Outstanding, the highest medal given to the best vodkas in the world.

One of the 10 this year is Polar Ice Arctic Extreme.


“We’ve always put quality and taste first, so we’re so proud that a Canadian vodka not only wins prestigious international recognition year after year, but takes home a spot in the top 10 vodkas of the world,” says Amy Liu, Polar Ice Vodka Brand Manager for Corby Spirit and Wine. “Significantly, Polar Ice beat out all of the global brands that are typically atop the best-selling lists and every American vodka.”

The IWSC is the world’s largest and most influential international spirit awards company. They have more than 50 years’ experience with the most eminent spirit professionals, including Stephen Beal, Dawn Davies MW, Joel Harrison, Arthur Nagele and Richard Paterson.

Polar Ice Vodka also won Gold at the San Francisco Wine and Spirit Competition.

The Arctic Extreme Vodka is a quadruple distilled, three-time filtered vodka produced at Corby’s Hiram Walker and Sons Distillery in Windsor. The drink is inspired by Canada’s pristine Arctic areas and utilizes a unique 6°C chill filtration process to ensure a finished vodka that is exceptionally smooth.

Judges at the IWSC said it is, “Supremely clean nose with unctuous liquorice, anise, and the tiniest touch of chocolate and walnut evolving on the palate. Sublimely complex with exquisite texture and balance. Stylish, bold and absolutely superb.”

For more information on the IWSC Awards, please visit

About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer, marketer and distributor of spirits and wines. Corby’s portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser’s®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies, Lamb’s® rum, Polar Ice® vodka, McGuinness® liqueurs, Ungava® gin, Cabot Trail® maple-based liqueurs and Chic Choc® Spiced rum, and Foreign Affair® wines. 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®, 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 Kenwood® wines. 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 LinkedInInstagram, or Twitter.


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