TORONTO — Lot No. 40 Dark Oak Whisky, distilled by Corby Spirit and Wine, has been recognized at the top spot in the 2021 World Whiskies Awards.
Selected by a global panel of judges, Lot No. 40 Dark Oak received the title of World’s Best Rye.
The rye whisky is refined in a pot still and aged in new oak barrels and beat out submissions from the U.S., Australia, Germany, England, Denmark and Ireland.
As described by the judges: “Grassy leafy aromas kick off the nose, with earthy sweetness and toasted bread. Flavours of clove, fudge, caramel and hot spice take over the palate — a little sweet and fruity with powdered candy and barley sugar and a spicy and sweet finish.”
“Canada is renowned for its whiskies and Corby continues to cement its reputation as the premier crafter of fine whisky, not just in Canada but in the world,” says Scott McCreary, brand manager of Craft Whisky for Corby Spirit and Wine. “Corby has built an exceptionally strong portfolio of whiskies and we are particularly proud of the Lot No. 40 Dark Oak. It is a big, bold expressive whisky.”
Corby Spirit and Wine also took home two bronze medals, three silver medals and the award of Best Canadian Blended Limited Release for J.P. Wiser’s 22-Year-Old Cask Strength Port Cask Finish.