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Spicebox Spiced Whisky
Made in Quebec, this smooth, sweet whiskey is redolent of apple pie spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and three different types of vanilla beans. The makers suggest you “taste it naked” or visit spiceboxwhisky.com for cocktail inspiration.
Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
Feel the brisk air of the Canadian wilderness with this maple-tinged rye whisky that mixes two true north flavours. Try the Red Headed Canadian or visit tapwhisky.com to find your beverage of choice.
66 Gilead Distillery Duck Island Rum
Hold on to your glass – this traditional ‘island’ rum is craft brewed in Prince Edward County, Ont. and aged in charred Canadian oak barrels. Visit 66gileaddistillery.com for more information.
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Dillon’s White Rye
While technically neither a ‘dark spirit,’ nor a true whisky, this field-to-bottle beverage skips the aging process that adds caramel colouring and mellow flavours to traditional whiskies. The result is a taste that is high on rye and packs a strong punch.
Mix up your mulled cider or add to mixed drinks usually made with tequila. Visit dillons.ca for more information and cocktail recipes.
White Owl Whisky
Give your Manhattan a makeover. With all the flavour and body of barrel-aged whisky, this clear blend is clearly an albino dodo in the nest. Imagine pouring your whisky through a charcoal filter and voila – colourless but still packed with flavours including liquorice and hints of citrus. White Owl Whisky is the perfect alternative to drinks traditionally mixed using vodka. Visit highwood-distiller.com for more information.