Updated 2019 Waste/Recycling Collection Schedule

For the updated schedule,

click here.

What's considered the best Canadian Whiskey is located right in our backyard. 

Just recently the crew out at Last Mountain Distillery were awarded the 2019 Micro Distillery of the Year by the Canadian Whiskey Awards, along with a gold and two bronze medals to go with it. PHOTO COURTESY OF LAST MOUNTAIN

The honour came after the team entered their product into a yearly competition according to Master Distiller, Braeden Raiwet.

"It gets distributed to blind tasting judges and then they score it accordingly and awards are given out based on that score. We're definitely very humbled about it, to get some of those awards compared to some of the big guys in the game like Wisers, Crown Royal, stuff like that. For our whiskey to be recognized right alongside if not better than some of those guys it's definitely humbling, especially a small micro-distillery in Saskatchewan."

Standing shoulder to shoulder with well-established products that have been in the business for many years, Raiwet said there are a few things that separates them from the pack.  

"I think not only the awesome grains that we have easy access to in Saskatchewan, other than that being a micro-distillery we have a little bit more freedom in some of the stuff that we make we get to play around a little bit more (and) we're doing small batches. With every batch, there's definitely a lot of pride that goes into it, so I think all of those factors play into a great product."

Last Mountain Distillery came from very modest beginnings, but that quickly changed as years went by and the demand grew.

"I joined on in 2014 as they ramped up their production, I start lending a hand with Collin. We built an addition on in 2016 almost doubling our space, just for things like barrel storage as a whiskey you have to age it for three years in a barrel, with more whiskey comes more storage for stuff like that. We've slowly, slowly been growing as we've gone, went from a two car garage in 2010 to where we are now in 2019."

Raiwet said they plan to continue to enter the competition each year at the Canadian Whiskey Awards as they continue to perfect their product and bring in new additions. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF LAST MOUNTAIN 2

More Local News

Power Outage Impacts NE Area of City

A large portion of the city is without power to finish off the long weekend. Around 8:00 Monday morning, power was down for much of the northeast and east side of Moose Jaw. Since crews were…

Wild Animals Surviving the Deep Freeze

The cold spell has been tough on humans and pets, but animals in the wild have no refuge from the cold at the end of the day. Conservation Officer Lindsey Leko explained that most species have…

SaskPower Commits to Renewable Energy

The provincial crown corporation has announced a new program that will contribute roughly 100 Megawatts of clean energy to the provincial grid. Late last week SaskPower unveiled the Power Generation…

Positive Results Follow Police & SADD Group Checkstop

It's hard to say if the new rules that came into effect on January 1st had anything to do with it or maybe people are getting the message from SGI and law enforcement, but local officers and their…

Sportsplex Has Extended Hours, Free Skating Times For Family Day

The city of Moose Jaw's Kinsmen Sportsplex will have free skating on Family Day Monday and extended hours for swimming throughout the next week. City of Moose Jaw Communications Manager, Craig…

Retirements of Four Co-Op Employees Celebrated

A retirement celebration was held for four people retiring from the Moose Jaw Co-op earlier this week. Greg Karmazenuk, Rick Cartman. Steve McDougall and Steven Ward were celebrated at the Heritage…

"Won't Be Long Before Your Elk is Looking Up at Mac": MJ to Norway

The Moose feud has now turned into a musical battle. Earlier this week artists from Norway released a single asking for peace and to share the title in a humour-filled, upbeat tune. Now, just mere…

Slow Moving System Bringing 10-15 cm of Snow

Grab your mitts, shovel, and boots, Moose Jaw is expected to see a generous amount of snowfall during the long weekend. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the city of Moose Jaw and…

Duncan Announces Innovation Challenge For Land Consent

The latest Saskatchewan Innovation Challenge was released at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s annual convention in Moose Jaw Friday. Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said the…

Free Fishing Weekend Open to Those Willing to Brave Cold

Anglers and those willing to brave the cold are invited to head out to the lake and do some free fishing this weekend. Between February 16-18 you will be allowed to fish on any body of water that has…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login