The micro distillery based in Lumsden was also chosen as the best North American Craft Micro Distillery, a major honour considering the Distillery started out of a garage before moving to their current 9,000 square foot facility.
LMD co-owner Colin Schmidt says these awards are huge for his company.
“They’re huge for us, because we are such a small company, it’s kind of nice to have a small family-owned business have success on the national stage.”
Last Mountain distillery is now in a 9,000 square foot facility and uses primarily local products, including rye grain grown in the area.
Minister Lyle Stewart was on hand for the announcement, and says this is a major accomplishment for a Saskatchewan company.
“A gold medal for Canadian Whisky in this country, where Whisky is pretty famous around the world,” Stewart says. “For a young company like this in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, to win the gold medal, that it incredible.”
Last Mountain Distillery also won Bronze medals for their Canadian Whisky, as well as their limited release Cherry Whisky.