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Canadian Craft Distillery Wins World’s Best and Canadian Best at World Whiskies Awards


Saanich BC, Canada, March 27, 2020: Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery’s peated single malt whisky new‐make has been named Worlds Best Whisky New Make at the 2020 World Whiskies Awards, UK
( These prestigious annual awards are the most competitive, attracting top international whisky brands. The Vancouver Island based distillery claimed several top WWA’s including:

  • World’s Best New‐Make, gold medal for its Peated Single Malt Whisky New‐Make.
  • Canadian Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky, gold medal for its STR Red Wine Barrique Single Cask
    Single Malt Whisky.
  • Bronze medal for its Glenloy Classic Single Malt Whisky.

This Scottish influenced distillery & brewery uses traditional distillation techniques, copper potstills, and BC‐grown barley to make surprisingly smooth, and remarkably fruity and complex single malts.

Dr. Graeme Macaloney, President & Whiskymaker said of the awards: “It’s a truly amazing accomplishment for our young distillery. There are some really fantastic distilleries, years and decades older, with more mature whiskies who regularly compete for these awards. These awards are a testament to our world class expertise including the late‐great Dr. Jim Swan, ex‐DIAGEO Master Distiller Mr. Mike Nicolson, and the rest of our team who focus on quality every day.”

The Best in World New‐Make has since been matured into Macaloney’s Peated Mac na Braiche, the first ever peated single malt whisky in Canada to be peat‐smoked at the distillery using Canadian barley and local peat in a combined soaker‐smoker. It is available at top liquor stores, the distillery Visitor Centre, and online via the distillery’s website.

The other Gold and Bronze medal whiskies will be part of Macaloney’s ‘inaugural whisky launch’ being planned for the near future. Pre‐orders for these limited release, numbered bottles may be made by contacting the distillery shop on a first‐come basis.

About us: Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery is a destination craft distillery & brewery funded by Canadian single malt whisky & beer enthusiasts from coast‐to‐coast via an on‐going Frontfundr equity crowdfunding campaign. The Visitor Centre gift store is open 7 days per week and under normal circumstances offers kilt‐clad guided tours & tutored tastings.

Contact: moc.srellitsiDyenolacaMobfsctd@emearG for media or trade enquires.
moc.srellitsiDyenolacaMobfsctd@pohS to reserve inaugural whiskies or for private cask.
htps://‐category/whisky/ for online ordering of current whiskies.‐brewery‐distillery for equity crowdfunding.

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