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Handcrafted in Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada

Eau Claire Distillery Whisky Wins Big!

May 5, 2021 – Eau Claire Distillery, Alberta’s original craft distillery, is proud to announce that their whisky, Rupert’s Exceptional Canadian Whisky was awarded Gold at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Rupert’s Whisky is a true expression of the Eau Claire Distillery whisky taste profile and pays homage to the Alberta terroir and its Canadian roots. Rupert’s Whisky was released in September 2020 and is already garnering attention on the world stage.

In its short history, Rupert’s Exceptional Canadian Whisky has won medals at the 2021 World Whisky Awards, 2021 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition and 2021 Canadian Whisky Awards and now to top off what has been an amazing year for Rupert’s Whisky, a Gold at the 2021 San Francisco world Spirits Competition.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has become one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world. In 2021, the competition received just under 1,300 whisky entries. A SFWSC medal has come to be a reliable indication of a spirit’s excellence and are understood around the world by both the trade and consumers to be the best the industry has to offer.

“Receiving this esteemed award from the biggest international spirits competition in the United States, is a true testament to Eau Claire Distillery’s expression of the Alberta terroir. The Canadian Prairies are home to some of the best barley in the world, it’s only natural that we turn that agricultural gold into a gold win,” said David Farran, Founder of Eau Claire Distillery.

Rupert’s Whisky is the distillery’s first year-round whisky offering. It is non-chill filtered, has no artificial caramel colouring, and uses Eau Claire’s finest whisky barrels. The resulting flavour, colour and taste is a rich balance of flavours that form an approachable yet distinctive choice that is perfect for mixing or enjoying on its own, neat or over ice. Rupert’s Whisky has the same flavour and style that you will find in every bottle of Eau Claire Distillery’s award-winning Single Malt Whisky batches.

At 40% alc./vol., Rupert’s Whisky is sold in cases of 12, 750ml glass bottles. Find Rupert’s Whisky at the Eau Claire Distillery online store, Calgary Farmers’ Market and Turner Valley locations. It can also be found across Alberta at select fine liquor retailers. For more information, please visit


About Eau Claire Distillery Devoted to handcrafting fine spirits, Eau Claire Distillery is Alberta’s original craft distillery located in Turner Valley. 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.

About San Francisco World Spirits Competition Since its introduction in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has become the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world. Emphasizing integrity and impartiality, the SFWSC takes great pride in ensuring that all entries are treated with equal care and consideration by panels of carefully selected spirits-industry experts. A SFWSC medal has come to be the most reliable indication of spirits excellence, and spirits recognized as medal-worthy by our judges are understood around the world by both the trade and consumers to be the best the industry has to offer.

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