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“Doors Open Windsor” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canadian Club Brand Center

Canadian Club Brand Center
Ranked #3 of 72 things to do in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Learn about the birth of Canadian Club whisky and the history of Hiram Walker. You will experience a guided tour through the original 1894 office building, a replica of a 16th Century Italian Renaissance Palace, highlighting the periods of the Prohibition Era. We’ll visit the Speakeasy and see where the gangster 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 a formal whisky tasting.
Windsor, Canada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Doors Open Windsor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

During the Doors Open windsor event we toured the Hiram Walker Canadian Club. What a magnificent building. We saw the offices of Hiram Walker and his sons and learnt about his establishment of the distillery here in Canada. He was American and maintained a home in Detroit but prohibition made his decision to move across the river to Windsor Canada.
Tour was very informative and sparked my interest to learn more about this inventive man and his sons.

Visited September 2012
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hamilton
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“good booze”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

very intereting property. you tour museum and get to try three glasses of canadian club and get to keep the glass

Visited August 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This place is VERY cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

You can't miss with this tour because there is something for everyone. Even if you "think" you don't like whisky, so you won't be interested - you are wrong. There's history, art, architecture, science, distilling process, and of course, whisky that you get to taste. Lots of talk about prohibition and legends around Al Capone, the Purple Gang and various other bootleggers. Great collection of art if you are interested. The whiskies are DELICIOUS as well! Hiram Walker was truly an entepreneur and his life was incredibly interesting. The building is beautiful! Also, there's an on-site store where you can shop for Canadian Club merchandise. Try the BBQ sauce if they have any in stock - it is yummy on chicken and ribs.

Visited August 2012
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“I don't like whiskey but this tour is great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Excellant value for money - our first time in Windsor (we were staying in Dearborn) was certainly worth the trip, beautiful gardens - such a lovely view from most of the rooms and the guide was very informative. The sampling at the end of the tour was well received by our friends (we do not drink whiskey but thought it was well presented and explained)

Visited September 2012
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Michigan
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“"Eat Windsor" Walking Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Beautiful structure, great history and Rye was exceptional. Eat Windsor is great!! Good discounts at the gift shop as well.

Visited September 2012
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