This week I dive into the world of spirits. With a mix of six very different spirits, there is something special about each of them!
Macallan 12-Year-Old Double Cask
Established by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the River Spey in northeast Scotland in 1824, Macallan is renowned across the globe for its extraordinary single malt whiskies. Nurtured by nature for almost 200 years, sustainability is a constant guiding principle for the brand. Its wide-reaching sustainability strategy incorporates a range of elements including giving back to communities; nurturing The Macallan Estate; progressive packaging; and partnering with sustainable suppliers.
Mermaid Pink Gin
Not only is the bottle of this gin gorgeous, but the taste is divine! The name was inspired by it’s lead botanical rock samphire, known locally as ‘mermaid’s kiss’. This aromatic succulent clings to the cliffs surrounding the Island and marks the high tide line on its majestic beaches. Like the kiss of the mythical mermaid, saving sailors lost at sea, the rock samphire was a signal that shipwrecked sailors and smugglers were safe from the raging seas.
This spirit has a large focus on sustainability in it’s ethos. The brand is diligently working on becoming a carbon net-zero company and also working with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – to monitor and restore seagrass meadows in the waters surrounding their island home for seagrass rejuvenation and works with With One Seed, a community forestry social enterprise that works to replant forests, one seed at a time. Now that’s a true commitment.
If you love whisky – you’re going to really love Foxheart Whisky. A fun and innovative expression, this golden liquid brings together the finest Canadian whisky with an infusion of premium 12-year-old Caribbean rum. How does it taste? I certainly loved it! It was well-rounded with a hint of oak, spice and fruit. The name comes from Master Blender, Bill Ashbur love for his other great passion – world champion dog breeding. Foxheart is the name that’s also home to his world champion dogs, and imbues a life spent delivering the extraordinary – now available to you! It makes a great gift for the dog or whisky lover in your life.
A new ultra-premium spirit hand-crafted in Ontario newly launched at the LCBO is REN Vodka. With delicate aromas and flavours of citrus, sweet corn, and grain this beautifully designed bottle is unforgettable. REN, meaning “to be reborn”, the bottle is statuesque and features an elegant phoenix motif to signify rising from the ashes just in time to usher in a new era of refinement and a collective.
The brand is also giving back by supporting the ongoing recovery of local restaurants and bars, REN will be donating $1 from each bottle sold to the Bartenders Benevolent Fund. The Bartenders Benevolent Fund is a nationally registered non-profit and financial resource for hospitality professionals in Canada.
Appleton Estate 15 Year Old Black River Casks
Appleton Estate 15 Year Old Black River Casks is now releasing globally due to its initial success! Hailing from Jamaica’s oldest distillery and made by Master Blender, Joy Spence who is celebrating 40 years with Appleton Estate, this exciting and flavourful rum is amber in colour and boasts gorgeous aromas and flavours of vanilla, toffee, marmalade and oak. Ultra-smooth this rum is the perfect rum to celebrate National Rum Day on August 16th – pair with your favourite jerk chicken for a truly authentic Jamaican experience! A unique taste profile
Yes, I’ll say it again, it’s National Rum Day on August 16th! So go ahead and make yourself a Bacardi Mojito, a Piña Colada or a rum punch. Grab a few friends and celebrate! Pretend you’re in the islands and have a wonderful time making fabulous cocktails!