The packaging is stellar and the liquid in the bottle is nothing short of stunning. Based in the Turner Valley in Alberta, Eau Claire Distillery crafts beautiful premium spirits with the very best ingredients. A tribute to generations of local farmers in the valley who have dedicated their lives to growing the finest grains. While each spirit has its own distinct personality, what they all have in common is a smooth texture and precise, delicate aroma. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Eau Claire Distillery to My Wine Canada, the first distillery on our site - AND the host of the free shipping deal this week! Order 2 or more bottles of their spirits and you'll get shipping absolutely free.
Cocktails are back and they’ve never been more popular. Fancy trying out your talent as a mixologist? These three spirits certainly motivate and they’re a great addition to your liquor cabinet. Their high quality gives you the chance to sip on them while you’re trying to come up with that magic recipe to impress your guess.
Classy and simple, the gin martini is simply my favourite cocktail. The key is finding a very good gin. I’ve certainly added this one to my collection. It's no surprise that this gin has won an armful of awards. Perfumed yet delicate with notes of orange peel, fennel, coriander and rose water, you can easily supplement your olive with an orange twist. This is a fabulous partner for a Gin & Tonic. Do yourself a favour and get a good tonic, I love those from Fever Tree.
If Vodka is typically known for being neutral, this one has definitely got more personality thanks to the barley as the base ingredient. Round with a rich texture and seductive notes of vanilla, sweet honey and a hint of lemon peel. Whatever you decide to mix it with, make sure you let the flavours shine.
Summer captured in a bottle! This is the spirit that will lift you up when the days get darker and cooler. Aromatic notes of strawberries and pear call for a refreshing cocktail. I immediately think of soda water, fresh ginger with a twist of lime and fresh strawberries as a garnish. What about you? Eau Claire Distillery also has some great suggestions. The Blonde French inspires!
Michelle Bouffard is a wine and spirits educator and a writer who splits her time between Montréal & Vancouver. She is the president of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. She Tweets @michellebwine and Instagrams @michellebouffard.