Gooderham & Worts Four Grain Whisky, part of the Corby Northern Border Collection, will launch in America this April, via the U.S. importer Hotaling & Co.
Gooderham & Worts Four Grain Whisky pays homage to the original Toronto Gooderham & Worts distillery founded in 1832 by grain merchants, James Worts and William Gooderham, the company says.
“Gooderham & Worts Four Grain Whisky blends four grains – corn, wheat, barley and rye – all distilled and aged separately before blending,” explains Master Blender Dr. Don Livermore, who has a MSc and PhD in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University. “In order to highlight the characteristics of each grain and emphasize the woodier component of the blend, we bottle Gooderham & Worts at a higher strength of 44.4% ABV.”
The suggested retail price is $44.95 per 750-ml. bottle.
Gooderham & Worts is a blend of pot-distilled and column-distilled rye, wheat, barley and corn. The result is a spirit with notes of red apples, the company says, followed by fresh bread, barley malts and an oak warm finish with a touch of spice.
Through a new representation agreement with Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, a Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and wines, Hotaling & Co. has assumed all U.S. brand management and distribution for Corby’s Northern Border Collection, which consists of Pike Creek and Lot No. 40 (both currently available in the U.S.), as well as Gooderham & Worts.