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.
The Islander G&T is a geographical snapshot in a glass and a love letter of sorts to Vancouver Island.
Peculiar. Unusual. Odd. These aren’t descriptors that companies generally lean on when trying to sell a product. Hendrick’s Gin, however, hangs its tattered top hat on being delightfully strange.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “Great gin simply soars, above and beyond the strictures of any season.” No less a libational luminary than the last of the Tanquerays, the late, great John T., told me that one mid-morning as we were about to sit down to lunch at his offices in the old Goswell Road distillery in London.