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Alberta whisky is top in the world as beer makers also win big

Last Updated Sep 17, 2020 at 11:08 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A Calgary-made whisky has just been named the best in the world.

That’s according to “The Whisky Bible”, an annual publication by Jim Murray, a renowned whisky writer who has written the publication for the last 17 years.

In this year’s edition, scheduled to be released at the end of October, Murray ranks Alberta Premium Cask Strength as “World Whisky Of The Year.”

It is made by Alberta Distillers Limited. 

It’s not the first time, Canadian whisky has been given the top honour. In 2015, Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest won the top designation from Murray.

The honour comes in the same week that several Alberta beers were given gold medals at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Those products include Kinabik Pilsner from Snake Lake Brewing in Sylvan Lake, Elevator Dopplebock from Hell’s Basement in Medicine Hat and Rhine Stone Cowboy Ale from Big Rock Brewery.

Other brewers who received medals in the awards were Brauerei Fahr in Turner Valley, Brewsters, Town Square in Edmonton and Calgary’s Cabin Brewing Company.

A total of 17 beers from Alberta breweries won at this year’s awards.

Calgary brewer Common Crown Brewing won Brewer of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards.

With files from Carly Robinson, CityNews