| NAME: CORBYVILLE
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: Most of the remaining structures have been saved.
| It all began in 1857 with the construction of
a gristmill. It was common practice in pioneer Ontario to develop a distillery
with a gristmill to handle the poorer quality grain. The distillery soon
became the largest in the county. Hiram Walker bought the operation and
added a number of new facilities. A short distance from the town, the Walker
Company built new vats and company offices and the name Hiram Walker became
known the world over. For nearly 70 years the Walker Distillery flourished.
In 1991, the operations were closed.