Contest #664 – Diageo Crown Royal Distillery, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada

In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England embarked on a tour of Canada. As a tribute to the monarchs, Samuel Bronfman, President and CEO of the company that owned Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, directed the creation of a premium Canadian whiskey, which became Crown Royal.

Known for its distinctive crown-shaped bottle and cap and royal purple cloth bag, Crown Royal quickly became a hit, rising quickly to become the best selling Canadian whiskey worldwide.

While, in the past, it has been also been distilled at plants in Waterloo and Amherstburg, Ontario, today it is exclusively produced at this plant on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

Those who found the site before the hint were:

  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Glenmorren
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Coda45637
  • CLOpe
  • LuigiLollo
  • BurningSoul
  • Nancy Barbato Sinatra

And after the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Robin Giles
  • Kiribatian Jacob