One of Sazerac’s Canadian whiskies received top honors at the 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition. Facing steep competition submitted from 90 different countries, Legacy Canadian Whisky earned a “Silver Outstanding” medal.
“Silver Outstanding” medals are awarded based upon the highest scores within that respective category. “We are very excited that our Legacy Canadian Whisky was deemed outstanding among this year’s competition,” says Kevin Richards, marketing director of whiskeys and specialty brands. “This is an honor we are very proud to receive.”
The International Wine and Spirit Competition was founded in 1969. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits, and liqueurs.
All entries are first blind tasted in groups divided by variety, region, and vintage as necessary, by professional expert judges (by glass, not bottle) and then the top products are sent for detailed (chemical and microbiological) analysis. This analysis is crucial as in some instances the results of this analysis may lead to marks being deducted or even outright rejected.