BLACK VELVET DISTILLING COMPANY

Distillery
Founded in 1973
The Black Velvet Distillery is a sprawling production complex in southern Alberta, Canada. They have the second-highest production and export volume in Canadian Whiskies, behind Crown Royal.

The facility was built in 1973, when it’s then owner — Constellation Brands — decided to consolidate its domestic production into one facility, on the site of the older Palliser Distillery.

The location is ideal, with access to plenty of high quality water, and set in the middle of millions of acres of grain and corn fields, with ready access to rail lines for transport. Black Velvet brands and facilities are now owned by the Sazerac Company since they acquired all of Constellation brands, in 2009.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    Canada
  • Established
    1973
  • Owner
    Sazerac
  • Visitor Center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    2925 9th Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Phone
    +1 403-317-2100
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Ten million liters of Whisky from the Black Velvet Distillery are shipped by tanker truck each year to two bottling facilities -- one in California and the other in Kentucky -- to bottle Whisky for the US market.
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