Hiram Walker Distillery Wins Awards

Windsor's Hiram Walker distillery has been honoured at the Canadian Whisky Awards. The landmark facility has been crowned Distillery of the Year for a second year in a row.

An employee at the distillery has also been recognized. Don Livermore has been named Master Blender of the Year. Livermore says the awards are especially significant because of increased competition in recent years. ""There's now more than 70 distilleries so, to win this award back-to-back is quite an honour. Often times it's like the Stanley Cup and for us to repeat is excellent news."

Livermore says, while he's honoured to be recognized for his individual efforts, making good whisky requires a talented team. "We have over 150 men and women that work here with various skill levels. To win the distillery of the year with the many whiskies that won high accolades is great for Windsor and puts whisky on the map," he added.

With files from Patty Handysides