TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - John K. Hall, Owner, President & CEO of Forty Creek Distillery is proud to announce the sale of his Kittling Ridge wine division to Magnotta Winery Estates.
Magnotta Winery has assumed Kittling Ridge's wine store licenses as well as the Kittling Ridge Wine portfolio.
Hall stated "he will continue to operate and expand his Forty Creek Distillery in Grimsby, Ontario producing quality spirits such as Forty Creek Whisky, Prince Igor Vodka, and others.
Hall stated "Our workforce and our business have grown considerably and our employee's passion and commitment will continue to drive our on-going success. We'll continue to build our brands and develop new offerings by working in close partnership with our retail customers. "
Hall recently rebranded his company, renaming it Forty Creek Distillery. "We believe our new name better reflects our growth over the past 20 years, and our forward vision to produce handcrafted, Canadian-made spirits," says John Hall.
Hall remarks "While being a winemaker has been satisfying, I am very excited to now devote all my time to whisky making and my distillery. I believe my whisky journey has just begun and there are many more good things to come. "
About Forty Creek Distillery:
Located in Grimsby, Ontario, Forty Creek Distillery is the largest independently Canadian-owned craft distillery in Canada. Its portfolio of brands include; Forty Creek Whisky, Prince Igor Vodka, Canada Gold Whisky, Bolivar Liqueur, Small Cask Brandy and Alpenbitter # 7. Forty Creek Distillery is known internationally for its quality spirits and has won numerous awards at prestigious tasting competitions around the world.
About John K. Hall:
John K. Hall has been a successful winemaker in Ontario since 1970, and distiller since 1992. "When I began making wines in Ontario over 40 years ago, there were about 7 wineries in the province. Today, there are more than 100. I'm proud of the contribution we pioneers made in the early days," says Hall. Over the past ten years, Hall has become world renown as a distiller due in large part to his Forty Creek Whisky. "I would like to think that we're helping to revive the craft distillery business here in Canada."
SOURCE Forty Creek Distillery
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