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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 9 activities in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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85 helpful votes 85 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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Windsor
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The general public would be surprised to learn of all the fascinating stories and factoids they will learn on this tour. Famous names in history that have been through this gorgeous building in very different times during the days of Prohibition will leave you awestruck. I don't want to give too much away, but the likes of Al Capone were... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

What a pleasant treat: A place that likes to make history fun and entertaining! The Canadian Club Brand Centre is a beautiful building constructed by Hiram Walker, the whisky baron, who devised the recipe for Canadian rye and introduced CC to the world. Step into Walker's office building and be prepared to be whisked back into history and hear the... More

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Windsor, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Canadian Club Brand Center is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in WIndsor's history. from the inception of the Walker Empire to the days of Al Capone and all that Windsor can be, is shown in this amazing building! We toured with some out of town guest but we live locally and know much of the history, but every... More

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

There is a beautiful view of the Detroit River. Is a lovely open space that is best suited for meetings and receptions. You must look after catering the food yourself. Nicely laid out. Centrally located. Lots of free parking.

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