Ciarán “Rowdy” Rooney, the head distiller at Wicklow, Ireland’s, Glendalough Distillery, didn’t want to make “just another pink gin.” Although he doesn’t speak favourably of what he calls “confected” pink gins, the main motive behind Rooney’s desire to produce a rose gin of distinction is a more personal one.
Jean-Pierre Allard, co-founder and president of Stadaconé, found inspiration in the rich history of Quebec and his own world travels. He combines both experiences to create a line of gin products with flavours from Canada, Asia, and places in between.
Despite the challenges of 2020, many specialists predict that global volume sales for spirits will set a new record this year, mostly thanks to new distilleries making subtle differences to switch things up.
This simple spring-inspired cocktail is from the entirely gin-centric cocktail book Sip by small-batch distiller Sipsmith.
The list within features bottles from the best gin producers in Canada’s westernmost province, all thoughtful businesspeople who draw inspiration from natural splendour when crafting fine spirits.
Quebec’s province-wide gin boom has been spurred on by significant changes to laws that now allow distilleries to give samples and sell bottles at their own on-site boutiques.
Canada is spoiled for choice when it comes to homegrown spirits. Herewith, five of the best tipples—to gift, or to get.
John Cote and Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote of Black Fox Gin took a lot of detours on the way to the Best Cask Gin podium at the World Gin Awards in 2017.
It’s not news that we are gripped by craftmania in our distillers as in so many other ways. British Columbia is no exception, and there are some delicious products now available.