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Press release from CNW Group

Corby Distilleries Receives Supplier of the Year Award

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Corby Distilleries Receives Supplier of the Year Award16:57 EDT Wednesday, June 29, 2011LCBO recognizes Company's commitment to quality, innovation and customer service with an impressive four Elsie AwardsTORONTO, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Corby Distilleries Ltd. (TSE: CDL.A and CDL.B) was recognized by its largest customer as Supplier of the Year for 2010 at a recent awards ceremony held in Toronto, Ontario.  The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) also awarded Corby with a Supply Chain Partnership Award, and the Best Gift Item Award for both the Wines and Spirits/Ready-to-Drink categories.In presenting the coveted Supplier of the Year Award in the large company category, LCBO president and CEO, Bob Peter, acknowledged the commitment and value that Corby provides to customers."Corby Distilleries excels at working with us to introduce new and innovative products, forecast and plan inventory, share consumer research and provide regular business updates," said Peter.  "Corby also set the standard in support of our health and safety initiative to reduce case weights by proactively planning and executing conversions in a timely fashion, all the more commendable given the size of its portfolio."The LCBO created the Elsie Awards program 17 years ago to recognize suppliers and agents who work with the LCBO to help consumers discover the world of beverage alcohol.  A total of 29 awards were presented this year in categories covering innovation, product development, marketing, partnership and social responsibility.  This is Corby's second time being named a Supplier of the Year in the last four years.Corby President & CEO, Patrick O'Driscoll, was honored by the recognition from the LCBO: "These four awards are a testament to the great teamwork and dedication shown by all Corby employees.  We continue to work together to execute our strategies for building brand awareness, expanding our market share in retail and on-premise channels, strengthening our relationships with customers, and bringing quality products and experiences to consumers in Ontario and across the country."About CorbyCorby Distilleries Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer and marketer of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's Canadian whiskies, Lamb's rum, Polar Ice vodka and McGuinness liqueurs. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT vodka, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet and Ballantine's scotches, Jameson Irish whiskey, Beefeater gin, Malibu rum, Kahlúa liqueur, Mumm champagne, and Jacob's Creek and Wyndham Estate wines.For further information, please visit our website: www.corby.caFor further information: Contacts Corby Distilleries Amandine Robin Manager, Communications and Organizational Development Email: Canada.communications@pernod-ricard.com