Award-Winning Distillery Welcomes Spring with The Release of Their Premium Pink Gin!
Eau Claire Distillery celebrates the seasonal return of Saskatoon Honey Gin, an ode to the Canadian prairies.
Turner Valley, Alberta – March 5, 2020 – Eau Claire Distillery, the Turner Valley craft distillery, has released its Saskatoon Honey Gin, an exciting spring seasonal product with a brilliant pink hue.
The naturally infused spirit incorporates flavours of the Canadian prairies, paying homage to the distillery’s Alberta home. Saskatoon Honey Gin celebrates the Alberta foothills by incorporating ingredients from local companies, including Saskatoon berries sourced from The Saskatoon Farm and honey from Chinook Honey Company, both located east of the distillery near Okotoks, Alberta.
Described as an Alberta-style sloe gin, Eau Claire Distillery Saskatoon Honey Gin uses traditional methods but with a Canadian twist. Sloe gin as it is traditionally known involves soaking sloe berries in gin with sugar, which is required to ensure juice is extracted from the fruit. Rather than using sloe berries, which are native to Europe, Eau Claire’s Saskatoon Honey Gin is infused with Alberta Saskatoon berries and local honey as sweetener.
Caitlin Quinn, Eau Claire Distillery’s Master Distiller, selected the two complementary flavours of Saskatoon Berries and honey to create the perfect balance of tart and sweet.
“The Saskatoon Honey Gin is an excellent pink gin to celebrate the warmer months” said Eau Claire Distillery Master Distiller, Caitlin Quinn. “I’m excited to bring this creation back for a second year in a row and just in time for March 19th, the first day of spring.”
The Saskatoon Honey Gin is a continuation of Eau Claire Distillery’s dedication to using farm-to-glass methods and remaining mindful of quality and taste. This spirit will be the perfect addition to a gin-based cocktail or simply enjoyed with a splash of tonic water.
Saskatoon Honey Gin will be available at the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room in Turner Valley, the distillery’s Calgary Farmers Market booth, as well as fine liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Alberta starting Thursday, March 5th.
About Eau Claire Distillery
Devoted to handcrafting fine sipping spirits, Eau Claire Distillery is Alberta’s original craft distillery located in Turner Valley, not far from Calgary. Born out of the founder’s quest to honour Alberta’s riches of the land and set the bar for Canada’s most premium spirits, every small batch from Eau Claire Distillery is personally tended for perfection, from farm to glass. Eau Claire Distillery offers a range of premium spirits and whisky, all of which play a part in the craft distillery’s philosophy of innovation and quality. Eau Claire Distillery’s award-winning spirits are internationally acclaimed for their quality and flavour; most recently, the distillery won Gold in the Canadian Artisan Distiller’s Competition for its Parlour Gin. Find out more at eauclairedistillery.ca.
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