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Canadian Club Brand Center

2072 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4S5, Canada
519-973-9503
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Ranked #1 of 10 activities in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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,... more » 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. « less
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Ingersoll, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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40 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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19 reviews 19 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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Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fascinating museum and an iconic business all in one. Wonderful collection and gorgeous original offices bring the Prohibition era and Windsor's early history to life. Visit the cellar room where Al Capone and other notables gathered. And try a taste of the Canadian Club high end whiskey.

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Essex
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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

I recently took some friends from Thunder Bay on this tour. The tour is very thorough regarding the history of the distillery as well as the history of rum running in the Windsor Detroit area. Anyone interested in history would enjoy this tour and the samples of Canadian Club at the end are also a good incentive

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Lakeshore, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a breathtaking step back in time! The Canadian Club Brand Heritage Center is a MUST VISIT stop when in the Windsor/Essex County region...this is THE tourist attraction to visit. The building itself is gorgeous and the tour is fun and informative. Mr. Hiram Walker was a true visionary and corporate giant! Do not miss this tour! Thank you Hiram... More

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Windsor,Ontario,
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is the home of Canadian Club Whisky and, more importantly, this is the location of the Executive offices of the late Hiram Walker and his associates. Magnificent golden age of Canadian whisky executive offices--not platial just, simply, grand. Tours are well run and informative and include a collection of bottles/flasks of conterfeit booze. Elegant and delightful and an opportunity... More

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