Indeed, the company struggled to keep the Waterloo plant operating, at least to some degree, until November 1992, when finally, all operations ceased.
When Seagram’s built an extensive new distillery in Gimli, Manitoba in 1969, they were responding to burgeoning worldwide demand for Canadian whisky.
But by the early 1980s that demand had waned in favour of white spirits.
Truly, this old Crown Royal from 1963 is bottled history that can never be remade.
And yet, almost 50 years after its youngest component whisky was distilled this vintage bottle was so inexpensive to buy.
It has a dark complexity that only decades in the barrel can produce.