Gooderham & Worts
Gooderham & Worts Four Grain was founded by William Gooderham and James Worts in 1832 in the town of York, which is now Toronto. It’s a truly complex Canadian whisky, majority amount of soft double column distilled corn and an almost equal amount of once column and pot distilled rye, along with some once column and pot distilled wheat and barley.44.4% View All Corby Spirit and Wine
A beautifully bold, complex and balanced blend, which starts off with warming notes of fresh baked bread, a touch of roasted nuts, and first the first taste delivers notes of sweet caramel and toffee, followed by warming rye spice and mature oak, with a subtle hint of green apple in the background.
Inspiration to produce Gooderham & Worts
The original Gooderham and Worts distillery, the founders were millers. As millers, they would inherit a fair amount of grain types back in their era as a form of payment. Millers would start to accumulate stockpiles of grains called middling’s which was a mix of all grain types. The very first whiskies produced by Gooderham & Worts would have been a variety of all types of grains handled in that era which includes corn, wheat, rye, and barley.
Values behind Gooderham & Worts
The story of the Gooderham & Worts distillery is one of courage, resilience and progress. With Gooderham & Worts Four Grain we pay tribute to the bold, trailblazing work of Gooderham & Worts families. Embarking on a journey across the Atlantic to establish a business in ‘Upper Canada’ was a daring move, and then building that business to the point of playing an integral role in the development of the city of Toronto took resilience. From bringing malting in house and adding a cooperage to the site, to building a state-of-the-art five-storey distillery and patenting the continuous column ‘Riley still’, the Gooderham & Worts distillery pushed the Canadian whisky industry forward, leaving a lasting impact which we honour today.
History of Gooderham & Worts
Established in 1832, Gooderham & Worts precedes the city of Toronto (known as York until 1834) and the independent country of Canada (with its Confederation in 1867). Innovation and expansion lead the distillery to reportedly becoming the largest distillery in the world in the late 19th century. Hampered by the death of William Gooderham in 1881, World War I and the following temperance movement, the Gooderham & Worts distillery changed hands and shifted production to the Hiram Walker distillery in Walkerville. With the distillery shuttered in the 1990s and the Gooderham & Worts name no longer gracing a whisky bottle, Corby Spirit and Wine felt it appropriate to bring back the name so that the impact of this pioneering distillery would live on. Gooderham & Worts Four Grain was launched in 2015 in honour of the historic distillery.
- GOLD MEDAL - CANADIAN BLENDED (NO AGE STATEMENT) | World Whiskies Awards 2020
- CONNOISSEUR WHISKY OF THE YEAR (DOMESTIC) | Canadian Whisky Awards 2017
- GOLD MEDAL | San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017
- WORLD'S BEST CANADIAN BLENDED | World Whiskies Awards 2017