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Tag Archives: Hiram Walker

• The Best Canadian Whisky In The World Is…

The Best Canadian Whisky In The World Is…

A whisky that was first distilled seven generations ago is the best Canadian whisky in the world. That’s the verdict of nine independent whisky experts who named Corby’s Lot No. 40 the Canadian Whisky of the Year at the fourth annual Canadian Whisky Awards. Results of the annual blind tasting competition were announced Thursday evening […]

• Stature in the rye: Canadian whisky regaining its good reputation

Stature in the rye: Canadian whisky regaining its good reputation

Tish Harcus invites me to stick my finger in a divot in the brick. Visitors always want to see the bullet hole. As Canadian Club’s “brand ambassador,” it’s part of Harcus’s job to educate people about the whisky and its history. In the basement of the Canadian Club Brand Centre in Walkerville, Ont., I learn […]

• Are You Ready To Start Drinking at Breakfast!?!

Are You Ready To Start Drinking at Breakfast!?!

Everything you love on a breakfast menu—bacon, blueberry pancakes and glazed donuts—is now in a bottle, and packing a 70-proof punch. Pernod Ricard has launched a new line of breakfast-inspired liqueurs under the Mama Walker’s brand to take advantage of the rising popularity of flavored spirits. “Consumers now are really flavor-seeking. Liqueurs have always been […]

• Pernod Ricard to expand Hiram Walker liqueur line

Pernod Ricard to expand Hiram Walker liqueur line

Pernod Ricard USA, a premium spirits and wine supplier in the US, plans to expand its Hiram Walker liqueur line with the launch of Watermelon Sour Schnapps. The new addition, Watermelon Sour Schnapps with 15% ABV, will hit shelves in February 2012 and will be available in 5cl, 75cl and 1liter bottles at a price […]

• How to Get Your High-Proof Pumpkin On

How to Get Your High-Proof Pumpkin On

As Halloween approaches, all things pumpkin start showing up on shelves: pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin butter – the list goes on. And while pumpkin beer is a dime a dozen this time of year, pumpkin-flavored booze can be tough to come by. Luckily, artisanal spirits makers have stepped up to the […]

• The Mystery of the Canadian Whisky Fungus

The Mystery of the Canadian Whisky Fungus

The air outside a distillery warehouse smells like witch hazel and spices, with notes of candied fruit and vanilla—warm and tangy- mellow. It’s the aroma of fresh cookies cooling in the kitchen while a fancy cocktail party gets out of hand in the living room. James Scott encountered that scent for the first time a […]