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Campari invests $5M to expand Forty Creek whisky distillery in Grimsby, Ont.

Founded in 1992 by winemaker turned whisky distiller John Hall, Campari purchased Forty Creek for $184 million in 2014


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TORONTO—The Forty Creek Canadian Whisky distillery in Ontario’s Niagara region is getting $5 million from its European parent to renovate and redevelop.

Campari Canada officials along with several Ontario government ministers were at the Grimsby, Ont. manufacturing facility Dec. 13 to celebrate the expansion project.

“We recognize the Canadian domestic market represents a huge opportunity for growth,” said Massimo Mottura, president of Campari Canada. “The retooled and improved Grimsby facility will allow Campari Canada to serve the market more efficiently and ensure we keep jobs here in Canada.”

Founded in 1992 by winemaker turned whisky distiller John Hall, Campari purchased Forty Creek for $184 million in 2014. Along with Forty Creek and the eponymous liqueur, the international company owns brands such as Wild Turkey and SKYY Vodka.


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