Small-town Last Mountain Distillery racks up national awards
Lumsden distillery wins 3 prizes at Canadian Whisky Awards
The owner of Last Mountain Distillery says he feels validated as a local outfit after winning a handful of hardware at the Canadian Whisky Awards.
Owner and distiller Colin Schmidt spoke about the success at the distillery site on Thursday as Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart joined him to relay congratulations on behalf of the province. Schmidt said it feels good as a small, family-owned company to see success on a national stage.
"Everybody wants to buy local but it has to be good, and by winning national awards it really validates what we're doing," Schmidt said.
The gold-winning whisky was aged for 3.5 years and has an alcohol content of 60 per cent. The distillery sources the grains for its whiskies from within the province.
Schmidt said the distillery is happy with its current size and doesn't have plans to grow much further.
The company is working on a new cream liquor at the moment, though.