Stampede Whisky will be available year-round.
Turner Valley, Alberta (June 16, 2022) – Alberta’s first craft distillery, Eau Claire Distillery (Eau Claire), is proud to announce the launch of its latest product: Stampede Canadian Rye Whisky (Stampede Whisky). The new whisky is inspired by the legendary spirit of the Calgary Stampede and will be available for purchase year-round.
Developed in partnership with the Calgary Stampede, Stampede Whisky reflects the shared agricultural roots and proud western heritage of both the Calgary Stampede and Eau Claire Distillery. Every drop of Stampede Whisky represents a connection to the land and shared values of the two prolific Alberta organizations.
“The Calgary Stampede is proud to partner with Eau Claire Distillery on this fantastic product,” says Steve McDonough, President & Chairman of the Board, Calgary Stampede. “Stampede Whisky is uniquely authentic and showcases Alberta’s incredible agri-food sector which is a perfect reason to gather together to celebrate.”
Stampede Whisky is the latest addition to Eau Claire’s award-winning line-up of fine Canadian whiskies. Dubbed ‘the Greatest Rye Whisky on Earth’, Stampede Whisky is sure to impress the most educated of whisky connoisseurs, as well as the casual consumer, and is perfect on ice, neat, or mixed into a cocktail or highball. Like all Eau Claire whiskies, Stampede Whisky is non-chill filtered, has no artificial caramel colouring, and uses some of Eau Claire’s best whisky barrels.
“We are incredibly proud of this Canadian Rye Whisky and really feel that it lives up to the phrase: ‘The Greatest Rye Whisky on Earth’,” says Caitlin Quinn, Master Distiller, Eau Claire Distillery. “Stampede Whisky was meticulously blended in house here at Eau Claire and has been years in development to achieve the perfect balance of spice that rye drinkers know and love, plus our unique smooth, sweet flavour profile you’ll be familiar with in our existing whisky line-up.”
At 40% alc./vol., Stampede Canadian Rye Whisky is made with Alberta barley and rye and sold in 750ml glass bottles year-round. Find Stampede Whisky at the Eau Claire Distillery online store, Calgary Farmers’ Market and Turner Valley locations. It can also be found across Alberta at select liquor retailers and at the Calgary Stampede. For more information, please visit stampedewhisky.ca.
About Eau Claire Distillery
Devoted to handcrafting fine spirits, Eau Claire Distillery is Alberta’s original craft distillery located in Turner Valley, 30 minutes from Calgary. Born out of the founder’s quest to honour Alberta’s riches of the land and set the bar for Canada’s most premium spirits, every small batch from Eau Claire Distillery is personally tended for perfection, from farm to glass. Eau Claire Distillery offers a range of premium spirits and whisky, all of which play a part in the craft distillery’s philosophy of innovation and quality. Eau Claire Distillery’s award-winning spirits are internationally acclaimed for their quality and flavour, the distillery won Canadian Whisky Distillery of the Year at the 2019 New York International Spirits Competition, as well as Double Gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Category Winner at the 2022 World Whiskies Awards and Double Gold at the 2021 SIP Awards and for its whisky program. Find out more at eauclairedistillery.ca.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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