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Has there ever been a better time to be a gin drinker? A gin renaissance has unfolded over the past few years and in Alberta we are truly reaping the benefits. Thanks to our privatized market with no barriers to entry, we have access to many examples of this unique and distinctive spirit.

Spring Liquor Sales in Alberta

Spirits took the lead in sales this spring with gin being the spirit of choice for many Albertans. As the weather warmed up, people started enjoying gin and tonics and a range of fresh cocktails, such as the Fiore Negroni and Wishbone’s Beautiful British Columbia (recipes in the Gin Styles & Cocktails article). Rum, whisky and vodka also showed increases over 2016.

Unique BC Craft Spirits

First craft beer, then craft spirits. BC is in a golden age for those who like to indulge. Many distillers in BC started off with unaged spirits, because something has to pay the bills. By law, whisky in Canada has to be at least three years old, so distilleries have to do more than just wait for their spirits to mature. Clear spirits are also quite popular in North America, and with the booming cocktail culture, possibilities are endless for craft spirit producers. Here are some examples of unique and delectable bottlings in BC.

Banff’s Big Taste

Sip, Savour, Experience! Banff's Big Taste is your chance to sip, savour and experience Banff's exciting culinary scene. Chef Dinners. Grand Tasting Hall. Spirit seminars. Night Life. With 5 days of delicious events to choose…

Spotlight on Gin

Gin begins its journey as a neutral spirit before being flavoured with juniper and a host of other herbs, spices, roots, flowers, seeds, and leaves. Differing in base materials, botanical recipes and distillation techniques, there…