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gangsters,
smugglers, politicians,
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have in common?

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SOME MEN HAD TO
BREAK THE LAW
TO DRINK IT.
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FOLLOW OUR 150-Year Saga From
General Store
& Prohibition

to Today and Beyond

The Canadian Club® brand has a 150+ year tradition of craftsmanship. From being one of the most smuggled whiskies during prohibition, to enjoying a key role in pop culture, Canadian Club® has a storied history. Explore the timeline below to learn more.

1858

Hiram Walker opens his whisky distillery in Windsor, Canada

1860

Gentlemen’s club patrons start calling the whisky “Club Whisky”

1880

U.S. requires country of origin on alcohol, and so the “Canadian Club®” name is born

1891

CCTM becomes the first North American spirit to receive a royal decree, from Queen Victoria

1919

Prohibition begins. CCTM becomes one of the most smuggled whiskies in the U.S.

1933

Prohibition ends and CCTM sales skyrocket

1940

CCTM is now sold in over 90 countries

1952

Every light in Times Square is shut off for the lighting of the massive CCTM neon sign. It remains there for 21 years

1961

CCTM and soda is mentioned as James Bond’s drink of choice in Ian Fleming’s Dr. No

1984

CCTM begins innovating a more premium blended Canadian whisky, and launches Classic® 12-year-old

1992

Canadian Club® introduces Reserve whisky, to critical acclaim

2014

Canadian Club® introduces 100% Rye in Canada, winning 2014 Canadian Whisky of the year**Whisky Advocate 2014

2016

Canadian Club® introduces 100% Rye in the U.S. to critical acclaim

1840
1860
1880
1900
1920
1940
1960
1980
2000
2020
1858

Hiram Walker opens his whisky distillery in Windsor, Canada

1860

Gentlemen’s club patrons start calling the whisky “Club Whisky”

1880

U.S. requires country of origin on alcohol, and so the “Canadian Club®” name is born

1891

CCTM becomes the first North American spirit to receive a royal decree, from Queen Victoria

1919

Prohibition begins. CCTM becomes one of the most smuggled whiskies in the U.S.

1933

Prohibition ends and CCTM sales skyrocket

1940

CCTM is now sold in over 90 countries

1952

Every light in Times Square is shut off for the lighting of the massive CCTM neon sign. It remains there for 21 years

1961

CCTM and soda is mentioned as James Bond’s drink of choice in Ian Fleming’s Dr. No

1984

CCTM begins innovating a more premium blended Canadian whisky, and launches Classic® 12-year-old

1992

Canadian Club® introduces Reserve whisky, to critical acclaim

2014

Canadian Club® introduces 100% Rye in Canada, winning 2014 Canadian Whisky of the year**Whisky Advocate 2014

2016

Canadian Club® introduces 100% Rye in the U.S. to critical acclaim

1840
1860
1880
1900
1920
1940
1960
1980
2000
2020
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