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Canadian Club Brand Center

Address: 2072 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4S5, Canada
Phone Number: 519-973-9503
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Ranked #2 of 28 Activities in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Learn about the birth of Canadian Club and the history of Hiram Walker. You will experience a guided tour through the original 1894 office building, highlighting the periods of 1920-1932. We’ll visit the Speakeasy and see where the rumrunner’s meetings took place, the boardroom that now features group of seven paintings, and the sampling room that outlines our key markets. The tour also includes an 8 minute production video and a formal whisky tasting.

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We showed up late and they were nice enough to offer us a short private tour. They were incredibly nice! The tour was great with a great view over the river. The history of Windsor and Canadian Club was very interesting! The tasters are the end were... difficult. Hahahaha my husband and his friend LOVED them... but I'm not much... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I visited Windsor for a half-day trip. The Canadian Club Brand Centre was by far my favorite thing about Windsor! Make sure you take the tour, it is well worth the $10/person (FYI have cash, does not take American debit cards). Visited on a Sunday, tours at Noon and 2pm. Tour lasts a little under 1.5 hours.... More

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Oshkosh, WI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

At first I was unsure what to expect when I entered, but I soon became pleasantly enthralled with the experience. There is a LOT of history within these buildings. I only wished that the tour would be expanded to actually take you through the actual production areas to actually see what happens. I loved all of the history and the... More

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LaSalle, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While taking a trip around Windsor with the Rum Runners Tour we stopped at the old Hiram Walkers now known as Canadian Club. It is on Riverside Drive East. We spent an hour and a half there on a guided tour of the amazing interior offices and boardrooms. We were told stories of the past owners and how this company... More

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Ingersoll, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

An amazing lesson in the development of a great Canadian wiskey Canadian Club, how proabition Al Capone rum runners affected Hiram Walker and his empire also the building of Walkerville Ontario now part of Windsor. Its like stepping back in time when you walk through the gates of the Canadian Club building former offices of Hiram Walker and Sons. If... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While staying at Caesar's Windsor last month I decided to take a tour of this famous distillery. It's located a stone's throw from the Casino and was well worth it. There is no actual distillery tour but rather a fact-filled visit to their Headquarters, a lovely old mansion right on the Detroit river, The guided tour took a little over... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The tour of Canadian Club was inexpensive and interesting. On the tour you learn the history of how the brand was born, the family that started it, and the facility. We visited several rooms, including where gangsters used to hang out. We also watched a short movie. At the end we tasted two whiskeys for free. The tour guide was... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you want to visit a historical site with plenty of Canadian and U.S. history, this is a place to be sure to visit. Located close to both entries into Windsor from Detroit, this building houses lots of historical items and offers the visitor many opportunities to imagine the colorful history that occurred here during Prohibition. The tour guides are... More

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New Jersey
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194 reviews 194 reviews
76 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It was a fasinating tour and history lesson about prohibition. The building itself is beautiful. It was once a bank and it still has the vault. We are both fans of Boardwalk Empire and learned a little bit more about the rum runners. The outside of the building is beautiful with a perfect photo opt of downtown Detroit. One of... More

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Tecumseh, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We took the tour mainly to get the whiskey tastings and were fascinated not only with the character of the building but the history during prohibition. The tastings were well presented and generous enough to truly appreciate each sample.

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