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  • Epic NZ (& abroad): Tonga

    Last post: Geoff on 19.09.11 at 11:36 | Started by Sam on 09.02.07

    Definitely on my list of places to go cruising and spearfishing More about Epic NZ (& abroad): Tonga

  • Kia kaha

    Last post: Geoff on 07.09.11 at 10:56 | Started by Geoff on 07.09.11

    Don't you just love the spirit in the haka. No where else I have been to have I seen anything like it. Check out this 'Flash-mob-haka.. beautiful..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puXad30DSfg&feature More about Kia kaha

  • Two Free el Jimador Drinks for all + Fortnightly el Jimador giveaways!

    Last post: Geoff on 13.07.11 at 16:29 | Started by barnes10 on 04.07.11

    Off to the Longroom.. cheers!!! More about Two Free el Jimador Drinks for all + Fortnightly el Jimador giveaways!

  • Last post: Geoff on 13.07.11 at 16:26 | Started by Don on 29.04.11

    AND.. they're racing this time.. More about

  • Phillip Lam Promotions 'NZ vs Malaysia', Thai Boxing Event Giveaway

    Last post: Geoff on 13.07.11 at 13:15 | Started by obsidianwings on 12.07.11

    NZ has such a great history in K1, this is going to be great to see some top grade Muay Thai here in Auckland.. Thanks Phillip Lam Promotions!!! More about Phillip Lam Promotions 'NZ vs Malaysia', Thai Boxing Event Giveaway

  • Did You Know These Things About the Internet?

    Last post: Geoff on 16.03.11 at 01:49 | Started by Priyank on 22.09.09

    be a part of it, or be apart of it.. More about Did You Know These Things About the Internet?

  • Did You Know These Things About the Internet?

    Last post: Geoff on 16.03.11 at 01:44 | Started by Priyank on 22.09.09

    be a part of it, or be apart of it.. More about Did You Know These Things About the Internet?

  • Win one of 5 Packs of Primal Earth

    Last post: Geoff on 16.03.11 at 01:43 | Started by HBC on 06.12.10

    Just once.. super-slick for game day.. More about Win one of 5 Packs of Primal Earth

  • Sex in the Office

    Last post: Geoff on 14.03.11 at 01:50 | Started by Hippynz on 01.10.09

    I knew there was something special about working from home, guilt free 'getting it'.. More about Sex in the Office

  • Win a Canadian Club Mini Mal Surfboard on getfrank.co.nz

    Last post: Geoff on 14.03.11 at 01:49 | Started by David on 03.09.08

    Hiram Walker founded his distillery in 1858 in Detroit. He first learned how to distill cider vinegar in his grocery store in the 1830s before moving onto whisky and producing his first barrels in 1854. However, with prohibition looming and Michigan already becoming "dry", Walker decided to move his distillery across the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario. From here, he was able to export his whisky, continue to perfect the distillation process and start to develop Walkerville, a community that Hiram financed and sourced most of his employees from.

    Walker's whisky was particularly popular in the late 19th century gentlemen's clubs of the U.S. and Canada; hence it became known as "Club Whisky." Walker originally positioned his Club Whisky as a premium whisky, pitching it not only on its smoothness and purity but also the length of the aging process (Walker's whisky was aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 5 years). This was revolutionary at the time, as all of the U.S. bourbons and whiskies were aged for less than a year.

    Club Whisky became very popular, and American distillers petitioned for the inclusion of the word "Canada" on the bottle to distinguish it from their competing American whiskies, thinking it would halt the popularity of Hiram's. This backfired, only making Club whisky more exclusive. Hiram saw this and changed the label again in 1889 adding the word "Canadian" to the top of the label, distinguishing Walker's recipe for his whisky from the other processes of the time (Scotch, Irish and U.S.). Hiram blended corn and barley in addition to rye before putting it in the barrels for maturation, a recipe that is now renowned throughout the world as that of Canadian whisky.

    In 1890 the word "Canadian " was moved down from the top of the label and incorporated into the name of the whisky. This, however, was only temporary, as three years later the logo changed again, transforming from a bold font into the scripted typeface that we see worldwide today
    It wasn't until the American government introduced the Bottled in bond law in 1894 that the people of America really started drinking Canadian Club. It was thanks to the passing of this law that all whiskies had to carry their maturation time. This re-affirmed the fact that aging whisky was not just a fad and that the older the whisky (generally speaking) the better the quality.

    Hiram Walker handed down his distillery to his sons upon his death in 1899. Over the years they have branched out into other businesses. At one point they employed almost the entire population of Walkerville, where they built a police station, fire station, gave them running water and street lights. In 1890 the Canadian government acknowledged Walkerville as an official town, and in 1935 it became part of Windsor.

    During the years of Prohibition one of the distillery's most important clients was Al Capone, who smuggled in thousands of gallons of the drink - Canadian Club - through the liquor pipeline from Windsor to Detroit.

    Canadian Club whiskey has received the Royal Warrants of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. Hiram Walker & Sons was the only North American distiller to have been granted a Royal Warrant.[1]. This was later withdrawn.

    The Hiram Walker & Sons distillery remains in Windsor on the banks of the Detroit River, where it continues to produce fine spirits.
    More about Win a Canadian Club Mini Mal Surfboard on getfrank.co.nz

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