SURREY, BC – Central City products have won an impressive 4 medals at the Canadian Whisky Awards. Lohin McKinnon Whiskies won 3 awards and the whisky based Peeled Orange liqueur was also awarded a medal. As one of the most recognized whisky awards in North America, Central City is very proud to have won an award for every whisky and liqueur entered the 2019 Canadian Whisky Awards.

After blind tastings of well over 100 whiskies, 10 independent whisky experts awarded Silver Medals to Lohin McKinnon Chocolate Malt Whisky and Lohin McKinnon Lightly Peated Whisky and Bronze Medals to Lohin McKinnon Tequila Barrel Finished Whisky and Central City Peeled Orange Liqueur.

“Every whisky we submitted was recognized as one of the best whiskies in Canada”, says Duncan Joseph Assistant Brand Manager Spirits at Central City Brewers + Distillers.

These accolades reinforce the quality of the products we produce. We are very proud of our accomplishments and could not make these award-winning spirits without the passion and dedication of the Lohin McKinnon team lead by Head Distiller Stuart McKinnon and Brewmaster Gary Lohin.

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About Central City Brewers + Distillers:

Central City is a craft brewery and distillery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning, premium craft beer and distilled spirits, made without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Their Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with the grand opening of a brand new, 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive. It opened a second restaurant in downtown Vancouver, Central City on Beatty, in 2015.

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About the Canadian Whisky Awards:

The Canadian Whisky Awards, held annually in conjunction with the Victoria Whisky Festival, recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest quality standards. To qualify, the whisky must be distilled and matured in Canada. An independent panel of whisky experts selects the winners after tasting each whisky blind. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry. 

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