How lucky are we to have premium, in-demand spirits distilled in our own backyard?
Canadian whisky is currently one of the most exciting and trending spirits in the market. The New York Times even listed it specifically as a reason to visit Canada. Subsequently, connoisseurs and everyday whisky lovers are flocking across the border to get a sip.
And by across the border, we mean across the beautiful bridge into Windsor, Ontario.
If you’re a whisky lover, you know that Windsor is no stranger to whisky. Not only is it home to North America’s largest distillery, it just so happens to be the home of Canadian Club and the Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail!
To celebrate the area’s rich distilling history, WindsorEats has launched a new initiative to attract even more whisky lovers to the area – to be dubbed Whiskytown, Canada.
Just as Kentucky is known as Bourbon Country, it only makes sense that Windsor be revered as Whiskytown.
?To be heralded ?Whiskytown, Canada�, does our destination proud, as this spirit of ?liquid gold� provides the backdrop for another facet of tourism in Windsor Essex. Having a distinctive, experiential and immersive distillery district, coupled with related tours and points of interest, only further enhances our portfolio and credibility amongst tourists and whisky enthusiasts alike,? says Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island.
This initiative will showcase the unique whisky experiences available in the area and other tourist delights along the way…
- Don’t miss the Ontario Signature Experience, Drinks of Walkerville which includes a hands-on tour of Hiram Walker & Sons distillery (2018 Canadian Distillery of the Year!)
- Discover the first premium craft distillery in Essex, Wolfhead Distillery.
- Get a taste of local at Feast On Certified Restaurants: Jack’s GastroPub, The Iron Kettle B&B and Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House.
- Get your passport for EPIC Wine Country.
Oh no, it doesn’t stop there. Whiskytown will host its inaugural Whiskytown Festival on August 4, 2018 with liquid gold samples and cocktails for all.
WindsorEats invites you to join this whisky celebration in historic Walkerville – the original company town built and designed by Canadian Club creator, Hiram Walker. Find tickets and more information here.