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TORONTO, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. has once again proven that its Canadian whiskies are truly world-class! Six prestigious honours were awarded to J.P. Wiser's and Gooderham & Worts Canadian whiskies at the World Whiskies Awards, which took place in London, England on March 30th. These top industry nods closely follow the national recognition that Corby's whiskies earned in January at the Canadian Whisky Awards.

"2017 marks 160 years that we've been in the business of making great Canadian whisky," says Chris Bhowmik, Brand Director, J.P. Wiser's, "and we are absolutely thrilled that our products have been ranked among the best in the world once again. The passion and dedication of our employees goes into every single bottle that we produce, and these awards are a true reflection of their spirit. On behalf of all of us, I can say that we are honoured to share it with the world."

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

J.P. Wiser's Double Still Rye– Best Canadian Rye
A masterful blend of copper pot distilled rye, and copper column distilled rye, that results in a bold yet smooth whisky.

J.P. Wiser's Hopped– World's Best Flavoured Whisky & Best Canadian Flavoured Whisky
An innovative blend of whisky, hops, coffee and chocolate extracts that delivers a rich taste reminiscent of stout-style beer.

J.P. Wiser's Dissertation– World's Best Blended Limited Release & Best Canadian Blended Limited Release
A soon-to-be-launched LCBO exclusive, this whisky is the thesis of Master Blender Dr. Livermore, for which he earned his PhD in Brewing and Distilling. This rye-forward whisky is the result of his studies to draw out the richest notes of vanilla, toffee and spice through the quality of barrels.

Gooderham & Worts– World's Best Canadian Blended Whisky
A blend of pot distilled and column distilled rye, wheat, barley and corn, which brings out flavours both light and heavy – modern, rich and complex.

"Canadian whisky belongs on the world stage, and we are proud to be leading the way," says Don Livermore, Master Blender. "This dynamic category allows us the freedom to produce creative new products such as J.P. Wiser's Hopped and bold limited releases like J.P. Wiser's Dissertation. It's a wonderful feeling to know that our ongoing commitment to innovation and quality has been validated yet again with such prestigious international acclaim."

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A Commemorative $10 Bank Note


Today, the Bank of Canada unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.


The Canada 150 bank note celebrates Confederation with a unique design depicting our history, our culture and our land. This commemorative note will be available to Canadians through their financial institutions starting in June and will circulate along with the existing $10 note.

This commemorative note has some new security features and others that are the same as the current Polymer series notes.  These features make the note easy to check and difficult to counterfeit.

Visit the Bank’s website for educational tools to help you recognize this historic addition to Canada’s polymer notes.

Produced in limited quantity, commemorative notes are designed to mark historic milestones. Since this commemorative note will be issued in relatively small numbers and may be retained by Canadians, its volume and time in circulation may be limited.

Retailers should contact their equipment supplier or manufacturer with any questions about machine compatibility.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest returns for its fourth year with over 60 breweries and 240 craft beers in downtown Lexington


63 craft breweries to showcase more than 240 craft beers, including Irish beers making their first U.S. appearance


Kentucky’s only professional beer competition will award the Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup at the event


[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The best of the world’s craft beer industry will soon meet in Kentucky to eat, drink, compete and celebrate their love of the art and science of beer at the fourth annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest. Held May 20 at the Lexington Convention Center, the event will feature 63 craft breweries that will showcase more than 240 craft beers.

Hosting more than 5,000 craft beer fans in 2016, the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest expects to draw an even bigger crowd this coming May, with more craft beers for attendees to sample than ever before. Local favorites such as Country Boy Brewing, Ethereal Brewing, Blue Stallion Brewing, Mirror Twin Brewing and Paducah Beer Werks will complement the regional brands of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, SweetWater Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Company, Boston Beer Company, New Belgium Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company and Golden Road Brewing. Also included this year will be a special Irish pub featuring imported brands never before seen in Kentucky, such as St. Austell Brewery and Foxes Rock.

Craft beer fans will have the opportunity to pair the selections with savory and sweet treats from local food vendors. With live tunes from up-and-coming local musicians, they can enjoy the day with friends and meet some new ones as they say hello to members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.

Kentucky’s only professional beer competition, the Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup, will also be up for grabs again at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest, with breweries from all over the world currently sending in samples to be judged.

“We are really excited to feature as many local brands as we can,” said Pete Weiss, marketing manager for Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. “It being Lexington Craft Beer Week, we want to bring everyone together to celebrate Kentucky’s booming brewery and food scene.”

Tickets to the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest can be purchased at and are only $25 through April 9. April 10–20, tickets will be available at the same website for $30.

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