Four B.C. distilleries improving on tradition with innovative ingredients.
WINTER WHITES: White rum, despite what many may think, is not only suited to settings of white sandy beaches in the summertime. When done right, it’s refreshing for frosty snow-covered evenings, too.
Every morning, Appleton Estate’s master blender Joy Spence walks past a row of barrels en route to her office. Those barrels demanded her attention for 25 years, just as they demanded the astute observation of her predecessor for 25 years prior to that.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Bajans like to lay claim to a rather auspicious title in the booze business—that their beloved Mount Gay is the oldest rum distillery in the world. So it’s no surprise that the golden elixir flows like water around here, and that a Barbados “rum safari” is a popular pastime.