86 Proof (ABV 43%)
THE ROAD TO PERFECTION DOES NOT PASS THROUGH COMPROMISE
The ultimate expression of Canadian Rye Whisky, Lot 40 is 100% rye grain that is made the old-fashioned way – distilled in a traditional copper pot still one batch at a time to preserve the notes that truly define rye whisky.
THE SPIRIT OF OBSESSION
There’s a place where every last detail matters; where a fire burns that refuses to settle or be satisfied. Find that place and you’ve found your way to Lot 40 – where we’ve distilled generations of knowledge, passion and hard work into the ultimate expression of Canadian Rye Whisky.
There’s a place where every last detail matters; where a fire burns that refuses to settle or be satisfied. Find that place and you’ve found your way to Lot 40 – where we’ve distilled generations of knowledge, passion and hard work into the ultimate expression of Canadian Rye Whisk
RYE, THE GRAIN OF THE NORTH
It takes a special grain to survive the North's long, cold winters – one that thrives in places other crops don't. That grain is rye a defining part of Canadian Whisky whose distinct flavour is a part of all the whiskies found within the Northern Border Collection.
MAKING WHISKY THE NORTHERN WAY
Things are done differently up here. The cornerstone of Canadian whisky is single grain fermentation, distillation and maturation. Whether rye, wheat, barley or corn, these single-grain distillates only come together when they have reached peak maturity. It is down to the skill of the Master Blender to achieve the desired flavor profile: soft, sweet, spicy, balanced… Like the country itself Canadian Whisky finds harmony in the diversity of its individual parts.
OF THE NORTH, FROM THE NORTH
A stone's throw from the American border the Hiram Walker Distillery is where we make the Northern Border Collection. This icon of the whisky world has been in operation since 1858 – pre-dating Canadian Confederation by nine years. Today, it is one of the largest producer of spirits in North America – largely because it remains one of the most unique places in the world to make whisky and the exacting quality standards demanded by the people who work there every day.
BLENDING ART, SCIENCE AND WHISKY
Some say whisky making is an art. Others argue it's a science. Our Master Blender, Don Livermore, embodies a blend of both. From his exacting palate to his PhD in brewing and distilling – a distinction earned by only a select few the world over – Don's journey to become Master Blender matches the great lengths he takes in order to make world class whisky. Fiercely proud of his country and its national spirit, Don's evangelical approach to Canadian Whisky is unrivalled in the industry.
WHISKY IS OUR HISTORY
The whisky barons who built their fortunes through spirits did more than build distilleries. By the end of the 19th century, the top four top taxpayers in Canada were Corby, Gooderham, Wiser and Walker. Their contribution helped build the young nation’s infrastructure. From their legacy comes the Northern Border Collection, a tribute to the idea that whisky is an enduring part of our history and culture.
APPLE OF MY RYE
2 parts Lot 40®
1⁄2 part Cinnamon Syrup
5 parts Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake until well blended. Fine strain over ice and add grated nutmeg.
Garnish: Grated Nutmeg
O.H. Byron, Modern Bartender’s Guide, 1884
2 parts Lot 40®
1 part Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes Angostura or Abbott’s Bitters
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add and stir. Strain up in chilled glass.
Garnish: Whisky Soaked Cherries