Canadian Whisky Awards crown a Crown Royal the Best Canadian Whisky 2022

Crown Royal Nobel Collection Winter Wheat is the winner of the Canadian spirits competition


The Canadian Whisky Awards took place for the twelfth time. More than 150 Canadian whiskies were tasted and rated by a jury of 9 independent whisky experts. The well-known author and whisky expert Davin de Kergommeaux initiated the competition. He is also head judge of the non-for-profit competition. To take part in the Canadian Whisky Awards, a whisky must have been distilled and aged in Canada.

Outstanding winner Diageo

The Canadian Whisky Awards award titles and medals in many different categories. In addition to the main award for Best Canadian Whisky 2022, the Crown Royal Nobel Collection Winter Wheat also won Best Blended Whisky and Sippin' Whisky of the Year. Crown Royal Blender, Joanna Zanin Scandella, also received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her successful work.

The Crown Royal Nobel Collection Winter Wheat was distilled at Diageo's Gimli Distillery in Manitoba, which was named Distillery of the Year at the awards. With the Blender of the Year title going to Diageo's Montreal blending lab, where among others the Crown Royal Whisky is blended, the spirits company can arguably be considered the standout winner of this competition.

Whisky for the Canadian market as well for export taken into the focus

But numerous other companies and distilleries are also happy about their awards: The title "Innovation of the Year" was awarded to the Forty Creek Master's Cut. JP Wiser's Red Letter 15-Year-Old can boast the award "Connoisseur Whisky of the Year - Canada Exclusive”. The not unimportant export was also considered at the Canadian Whisky Awards: Black Velvet Original is "Best Whisky Value in the export market".

„The judges' results are confirmed every day on liquor store shelves across North America and around the world," said Davin de Kergommeaux.

The full list of this year's Canadian Whisky Awards winners can be found on the competition‘s homepage here.


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