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“Best thing to do in Windsor”

Canadian Club Brand Center
Ranked #4 of 73 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.
Chatham, Canada
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best thing to do in Windsor”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have taken this tour twice now, and enjoyed it immensely each time. The history of the building and the Hiram Walker family is fascinating, and the building is beautiful...the Whisky is pretty good too.

Visited May 2012
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Wayland MI
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“History lesson at it's best”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Took the noon tour. Being right after Christmas it was decorated for the holidays. Very cherry and the music playing in the background made it festive.
Cost was $6 and lasted about 1 1/2 hours. Fun to hear of Hiram Walker's rise in business and his starting of Walkerville. Obviously the bootlegging stories were cool as well. Now, for what it is worth, I can say I sat in a room where Al Capone sat and had whiskey. Tour ended with two whiskey samples. (no keeping of the glass as mentioned in earlier review). Luckily my wife is not much into whiskey so I helped her finish hers :),
Worth the time and money and gave me sense of Windsor local flavor.

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Tecumseh, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun with Neva”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

So many interesting facts I did not know (and my father worked at Hiram Walkers for a very long time!)

Visited August 2012
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Lasalle
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“History & whiskey tour”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was a great tour. We have taken it 3 times and enjoyed every time. And the whiskey was good too

Visited August 2012
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Milton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Candian Club”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very informative tour. Beautiful old building. On the original site. Well tutored tasting of some of the house brands.

Visited October 2012
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