Vancouver Island's 'Victoria Caledonian Distillery' wins big at World Whiskies Awards

May 17 2019, 3:41 am

A BC-based distillery has won big at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards – an annual competition attracting the best international whisky brands.

Victoria Caledonian Distillery’s single malt spirit was named Best Canadian New Make Whisky.

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The Vancouver Island-based distillery boasts heavy Scottish influence with traditional distillation techniques, Scottish copper pot stills (a tool used to distill alcoholic spirits), and BC-grown barley.

The result? A single malt, “new make” whisky with a smooth finish and fruity undertones.

The Vancouver Island-based distillery also took home a bronze medal for their Macaloney’s Twa Cast Islay blended Scotch.


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