January 31, 2019 6:51 pm

Last Mountain Distillery wins Canadian whisky award

Last Mountain Distillery in Lumsden has been named the 2019 Micro Distillery of the Year at the annual Canadian Whisky Awards in Victoria.

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It turns out some of Canada’s best-made whisky comes from a small town just northwest of Regina.

Last Mountain Distillery in Lumsden has been named the 2019 Micro Distillery of the Year at the annual Canadian Whisky Awards in Victoria.

Its single cask whisky was also awarded a gold medal.

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Master distiller Braeden Raiwet credits Saskatchewan’s natural ingredients for helping Last Mountain’s products stand out.

Raiwet also says the distillery makes some extraordinary libations, such as a 100 per cent wheat whisky.

“We do a few unique things, 100 per cent wheat, 100 per cent malted barley, and 100 per cent rye – a lot of traditional whisky especially blended stuff is going to be a mixture of grains so that really sets us apart,” Raiwet said.

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The Canadian Whisky Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts who do a blind-tasting.

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