For the first time in over 16 years, tours of the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery in Windsor, Ontario will be offered to the public. What has been a closely guarded secret can be yours!
Established over 150 years ago, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited has had their production facility in Windsor, Ontario since the beginning. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because they’re the makers of brands like J.P Wiser’s, Lot No. 40 and Gooderman & Worts whisky.
A new partnership between Corby Spirit & Wine Limited and WindsorEats will see the Drinks of Walkerville walking tour, named an Ontario Signature Experience since 2014, begin visiting the distillery on April 1, 2017.
You’ll be able to partake in a grain to glass experience and be part of the only opportunity to visit North America’s largest distillery.
?Being able to visit the distillery will not only provide a new and unique experience on our existing tour, but also allows the chance to showcase the great culinary tourism offerings in Windsor,? says Adriano Ciotoli, co-owner of WindsorEats. ?It gives an opportunity to passionate whisky lovers and those who are just curious at heart to get a hands-on look at how world class Canadian whisky is made.?
Highlights of the Drinks of Walkerville tour include:
- An exclusive tour of the largest distillery in North America – Hiram Walker & Sons � home to J.P. Wiser’s Canadian Whisky.
- A guided tasting of 4 Canadian whiskies inside the J.P. Wiser’s Brand Centre: Wiser’s Deluxe, Lot 40, Gooderham & Worts, and Pike Creek.
- A special fifth tasting directly from a whisky barrel.
- An engraved, commemorative Drinks of Walkerville bottle (750ml) of J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe Whisky
- A stroll through Hiram Walker’s historic company town, Walkerville, to learn about the history, the architecture and the folklore associated with Whiskytown, Canada.
- Sip on a flight of 4 craft beers at Walkerville Brewery before grabbing a 12oz beer of your choice to tour the facility with.
- Learn about the street art that adorns The Willistead Restaurant before stepping in, pulling up to the bar and sampling a variety of craft cocktails created by their mixologist.
This announcement is quite timely, given last months much publicized announcement of the closing of the Canadian Club Brand Centre experience.