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April 5, 2019


BC Hopped Whisky is Back!
Savour the Craft Whisky Renaissance

Act fast to get this small batch whisky before it sells out!

Today marks the return of Final Proof: BC Hopped Whisky. Our 2019 release is expected to fly off the shelves, as demand for this innovative line of New-World Whiskies has been increasing exponentially year upon year! For this line of Whisky, we finish our whisky wash to different beer styles before distilling and aging the Whisky. This year's release started its life 5 years ago, when instead of bottling the Okanagan IPA as a beer, we double-distilled it and put to bed in our custom American White Oak Casks to age, and to forge a new frontier of Whisky for the Craft Beer enthusiast. We designed our Final Proof Line of BC Hopped Whisky to challenge the very institution of whisky production.  We believe boundaries are made to be pushed, and fences limiting creativity, toppled!
Colour: A sensuous, burnished / deep-copper hue
Nose: Flirtatiously hoppy notes of floral and citrus, complemented with seductive tones of jammy stone-fruit followed by waves of vanilla and caramel.
Taste: Layers of caramel, plum and oak, with a wonderful warmth and lingering hint of apricot, and fresh hops.
Mouth-feel: Shamelessly smooth over the tongue followed by a luxurious warmth that builds towards a spicy roundness, and finishes with a memory of that perfectly balanced IPA you know and love.
Finish: A bewitching twilight of ripened stone-fruit, delicate hops, and luxurious vanilla leaving the beer-lover in you begging for your next sip!
This year's 2019 BC Hopped Whisky is available for the first time in both 375ml and 750ml formats and as you might have noticed has a new look (sorry for the bottle mock up, but we were so focused on getting the Whisky in bottle, that we didn't get new photos done up in time)!




Hopped Cocktail of the Month

Okanagan Old Fashioned
An Okanagan Spirits Original! (of course it is)
2 oz Okanagan Spirits BC Hopped Whisky
1/4 oz Okanagan Spirits Maraschino Liqueur
3 Okanagan Spirits Drunken Cherries for Garnish
Easy Peasy, nice and easy!

April Deal of the Month

Case Lot Sale: Buy 5 BC

Hopped Whisky and get 1 free*

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*Applies to all in-distillery and on-line sales* read that right...No restrictions!

Exciting RauDZ Custom Gin Launch

We have been working secretly with the creative team at RauDZ over this last year to create a custom gin for our longtime friends.  April 4th (Today) is the official kick-off day for The Whole Truth Gin at all of the RauDZ Regional Concepts restaurants (RauDZ, Micro, Sunny's, and Terrafina)!  Drop in to try out their new cocktail creations with their very own The Whole Truth Gin! The Whole Truth Gin is only available in cocktail form at the restaurants.



Calendar of Events

April 4 - BC Hopped Whisky Release - Both Distilleries and Online
April 6 - BC Distilled - Croatian Cultural Centre Vancouver
May 9 - Secret Release Announcement for Mother Day Weekend
May 16 - BC Rye Whisky Release - Both Distilleries and Online

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TORONTO, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Limited has once again proven that its Canadian Whiskies are some of the world's best, winning four notable awards for J.P. Wiser's, Lot No. 40, and Pike Creek at the World Whiskies Awards, which took place in London, England on March 28th, 2019. These top industry nods closely follow the national recognition that Corby's whiskies earned in January at the Canadian Whisky Awards.


The World Whiskies Awards are the culmination of 3 rounds of blind judging conducted by an international panel of experts. Collectively, Corby Spirit and Wine's whiskies took home the following awards:

  • World's Best Canadian Blended – J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old
    One of the oldest Canadian Whiskies ever produced. It represents a traditional blended rye whisky that has experienced the harsh Canadian winters and warm summers over 35 years in Hiram Walker's ageing warehouse.
  • World's Best Corn Whisky – Best Canadian Corn – Pike Creek 21 Years Finished in European Oak Casks
    21 year old select oak aged Canadian whisky finished in French and Hungarian oak casks for an exceptional finish. This whisky brings together Pike Creek's signature smooth style with faint hints of dried fruits, honey, and nutmeg drawn from European oak casks.
  • World's Best Rye Whisky – Best Canadian Rye – Lot 40 Cask Strength 11 Year Old
    11 year old 100% rye whisky right from the cask, with spicy rye notes
  • World's Best Flavoured Whisky – Best Canadian Flavoured – J.P. Wiser's Vanilla
    Offering notes of toffee, vanilla, nutmeg and allspice aromas/flavours with a bit of heat on a long and lingering spicy finish.

"We are incredibly proud that our Canadian whiskies have been ranked among the best in the world." says Vanessa Clarke, Senior Brand Manager, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited. "These awards are a true reflection of the passion we hold to innovate and push the boundaries on what's possible, resulting in quality whisky, and we are honoured to share it with the world."

Corby's 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. Corby's award-winning whiskies are entirely Canadian-made from local grains.

"The success of our family of Canadian whiskies is both a testament to our passion and dedication to developing quality whisky, and to our history founded on the tradition of grain-to-glass craftsmanship. There's no better feeling in the world than to have our work recognized with such high regard." says Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender.

The World Whiskies Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognized styles, award and promote the world's best whiskies to consumers and trade across the globe.

For a complete list of winners, please visit the following:

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Hendrick’s Gin invites residents from East to West to participate in a curiously odd opportunity to voyage into the portal of peculiarity at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal this Summer.

Commencing on Monday, April 1 (a day traditionally dedicated to absurdity), the Hendrick’s Gin National Contest gives eligible Canadian residents a chance to soar the skies (with a trip for two) to the glorious city of Montreal, Quebec, partaking in festivities on both Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th, 2019.   

Hendrick’s Gin will offer curious contest winners (for the first time ever), a chance to time travel the country to redeem their pair of golden tickets for a special voyage on the famously adorned and adored E.L.E.V.A.T.U.M.  The 65-foot Elevating, Levitating, Exceptionally, Voluminous, Amazingly, Towering, Uplifting, Mobile will soar 44 ¼ cucumbers in downtown Montreal, offering contest winners a view often reserved only for our flock of feathered friends.

“The Hendrick’s Gin National Contest is an opportunity to delve into the curiously odd world of Hendrick’s Gin with a once-in-lifetime experience,” comments Jessica Mieczkowska, Canadian Brand Manager, Hendrick’s Gin.  “Alongside a trip to the world’s largest jazz festival, contest winners will enjoy a birds eye view of downtown Montreal in the world-famous Hendrick’s Gin E.L.E.V.A.T.U.M., a truly rare and golden opportunity.”

Open to residents across the ten provinces of Canada, the Hendrick’s Gin National Contest will select one lucky winner plus a guest from five regions: British Columbia, the Prairies (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan), Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantics (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland). Winners will be gifted a peculiar package for two that includes transportation and luxurious accommodations, Hendrick’s Gin inspired cocktails and fare as well as a pair of coveted golden tickets to ride on the Hendrick’s Gin E.L.E.V.A.T.U.M.  

“Our National Contest will be an opportunity for even more Canadians to partake in our pomp and peculiarity this Summer,” comments Alvin P. Ramchurn, National Brand Ambassador, Hendrick’s Gin.  “It is a wondrous opportunity to experience the Hendrick’s Gin world of whimsy.”

The Hendrick’s Gin National Contest will run online from Monday, April 1st to Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, after which the portal of peculiarity shall close and swiftly disappear. No purchase is necessary and entrants must be of legal drinking age in their eligible province of residence.  

For more information regarding the Hendrick’s Gin National Contest, and to enter for a chance to win, please visit</a>.</p>"

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OTTAWA, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store (“Hobo”), the new cannabis venture from hospitality company, Donnelly Group, today announces the opening and launch of its first retail store in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood. Located at 391 Bank Street, Hobo’s Centretown location is one of only three cannabis stores set to open in Ottawa this year. Following its inaugural Ottawa launch, Hobo will expand nationwide, with 8 locations set for British Columbia, including Vancouver’s popular Main Street.

“This is a really exciting day for all of us, as Canada takes another step forward in the era of post-prohibition cannabis. The opening of Hobo’s first retail location in Ottawa not only marks Donnelly Group’s place in this movement, but amplifies the impact we’re set to make on the community and retail cannabis industry,” said Harrison Stoker, Vice President of Brand and Culture at Donnelly Group. “We’re focused on making the cannabis buying experience disarming, compassionate and human for Canadians everywhere, regardless of their experience level. To have the opportunity to bring that knowledge and passion to the nation’s capital first, through the thoughtful selection of product, design and team members, is an opportunity we couldn’t be more grateful for.”

Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store is a Canadian collection of privately-owned retail cannabis stores. Drawing inspiration from the literal and figurative journey that one might embark on in their own mind while consuming cannabis, Hobo is dedicated to creating great gathering places for communities across Canada while fostering the sense of wanderlust and travel that resonated so strongly with the brand, in Canada’s cannabis culture. Each store has been thoughtfully outfitted to include design nuances that are a nod to the location’s aesthetic and neighbourhood’s flavour.

“What an exciting time for Ottawa as we welcome our first ever recreational cannabis retail store. We’ve secured ourselves a fitting location in our nation’s capital – particularly in Centretown, which, as part of the downtown core, already has a cannabis culture that is alive and well,” said Jex Woods, General Manager at Hobo’s Bank Street store. “We’re excited to be welcomed by and into the neighbourhood, and to begin building relationships with the popular pubs and coffee shops that the Centretown community loves and frequents.”

Today, Hobo’s Bank Street location officially opens up to Ottawa’s cannabis enthusiasts who now have the opportunity to select and purchase from five cannabis intents: Move (THC dominant), Lift (THC leaning), Balance (equal parts THC to CBD), Calm (CBD dominant), and Rest (THC dominant). Hobo’s Ottawa store is located at 391 Bank Street and is open for business at 10am ET today.


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