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Canada's Awards for All Whiskies

Now Accepting Entries for the
2023 Whisky Explorer Awards

We are excited to announce that entries for our 2023 competition will open on May 1, 2023. To qualify for the awards, the whisky must be available for purchase in Canada, and entries must be available for sale in 2023.

How to Apply

We welcome entries from the USA and other countries, but producers must have them shipped from within Canada. Due to our regulations, we cannot accept international shipments. It is the responsibility of the producer to get their spirits into Canada before sending them to us. We will only accept entries in the form of full bottles, sample bottles will not be accepted.

The deadline for spirits shipping is September 15, 2023, and the awards will be announced in February 2024 at The Whisky Wonderland Festival. This festival is an annual event where Canadian Whisky enthusiasts can come together to celebrate, taste and discover the best in Canadian whiskies.

Join us in our mission to showcase the best whiskies available in Canada, and enter your expressions to be recognized among the best in the industry.


Whisky must be available to purchase in Canada in the 2023 Calendar Year


Deadline to enter is September 15, 2023


First entry is $250 CAD.
Contact us for multiple entry discounts

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