Perth, Ontario has a deep and storied connection to Canadian whisky. European migration to Ontario brought a lot of new things with it but we consider whisky production to be the frontrunner.
With three distilleries in town in the late 19th and early 20th century, Perth was once a major hub for Ontario whisky. This changed with the introduction of the Ontario Temperance Act in 1916 which brought the prohibition of alcohol to the province and forced distillers to either close their doors or operate in secret.
A century later we are adding a new chapter to Perth’s whisky history. On the 100th anniversary of the introduction of Temperance we barreled our first batches of Perth Canadian Whisky and bottled our first batch in 2019 at three years aged. Perth Canadian Whisky Batch #001, a Canadian rye whisky aged in first use american oak, was awarded gold in the young whisky category at the 2020 Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition.
We work with an excellent cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky that caters to craft distillers. We make trips down south frequently to buy barrels and speak with the team at Kelvin Cooperage about new ideas for aging and finishing our whisky. We’ve set our sights on finishing our next batch of three & ½ year whisky in an Oloroso Sherry cask. The fortitude of Canadian Whisky paired with the rich and sweet addition that comes with a sherry cask finish.
Purchase a certificate from this extremely small-batch release and secure your bottle. Your support fuels our ability to continue to create new and dynamic whisky and put Perth, Ontario back on the list of Ontario’s whisky towns.
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Q: When will I get it? A: The estimated delivery time is September, 2020. At checkout, you have the option to arrange in-store pickup in Perth or at Makerspace North in Ottawa. Or, you can prepay for shipping and we will send it to your door.
Q: How much is shipping? A: Shipping rates vary between province and region, but expect around $12-15. Local pickup is always free.
Q: When is my card charged? A: You will be charged immediately for your purchase. You are able to change your address, modify your order, and cancel your order through your email and Topshelf Distillers account, or by email. If you have any problems, we will take care of them for you!
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