Calgary Made Whisky Named “World Whisky of the Year” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021


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Published annually, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whisky guide, featuring thousands of detailed tasting notes with each edition features reviews of the newest whisky releases and each year. Amongst these, only one whisky is selected to hold the prestigious title of “World Whisky of the Year.”

Made and distilled in Calgary by Alberta Distillers Ltd./Beam Suntory with 100% prairie rye mash bills and Rocky Mountain water, Alberta® Premium Cask Strength has been named “World Whisky of the Year” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021.

Alberta Premium Cask Strength was noted by Jim Murray as, “a succulence to the oils, balanced perfectly by ulmo and manuka honeys ensure for the most chewable Canadian mouthful possibly ever….and yet this is constantly salivating, from the very first nanosecond…Truly world-class whisky from possibly the world’s most underrated distillery. How can something be so immense yet equally delicate? For any whisky lover on the planet looking for huge but nearly perfectly balanced experience, then here you go. And with rye at its most rampantly beautiful, this is something to truly worship.”

Alberta Premium was named “Canadian Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murray’s 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Whisky Bibles. This year, Alberta Premium Cask Strength received Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Alberta Premium Cask Strength is available in retailers across Canada in 750mL bottles (65.1% abv) at a suggested retail price of $64.95 with prices varying by market.

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