Eau Claire Distillery Releases Saskatoon Honey Gin as an ode to the Canadian prairies!
Eau Claire launches a Saskatoon Honey infused gin just in time for the first day of spring!
Turner Valley, Alberta (March 20, 2019) Eau Claire Distillery, the Turner Valley based craft distillery, has launched its new Saskatoon Honey Gin as a seasonal product.
Eau Claire Distillery’s Saskatoon Honey Gin was originally developed as a special edition release for Eat North’s Prairie Grid Dinner Series and was a sell-out success during its original launch.
The infused spirit incorporates flavours of the Canadian prairies to pay homage to the distillery’s Alberta home. Eau Claire Distillery’s Saskatoon Honey Gin is an Alberta version of a British-style sloe gin and is infused with locally sourced honey, Saskatoon berries, rose hips and Alberta malted barley, in addition to classic gin botanicals.
Caitlin Quinn, Eau Claire Distillery’s Master Distiller, selected the two complementary flavours of Saskatoon Berries and local honey to create the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Both ingredients capture the flavours found just down the road from the distillery, with Saskatoon berries from The Saskatoon Farm and honey from the Chinook Honey Company.
“The Saskatoon Honey Gin is an excellent spring gin” said Eau Claire Distillery Master Distiller, Caitlin Quinn. “Light and floral, but not too sweet, it’s launching just in time for the first day of spring.”
Eau Claire Distillery has seasonal, core products, and Distiller Series, all as part of the craft distillery’s philosophy of innovation and quality. The Alberta distiller has been looking forward to releasing this special product just in time for the warmer months, contributing a unique take on increasingly popular gins and craft spirits.
“This innovative pink gin is silky and smooth – a great addition to your cocktail repertoire” said Eau Claire Distillery President and Co-Founder, David Farran.
The Saskatoon Honey Gin is a continuation of Eau Claire Distillery’s dedication to using farm-to-glass methods and staying mindful of quality and taste. This spirit will be the perfect addition to any springtime cocktail that calls for vodka or gin. Try this unique spirit in the Honey Gin Gimlet recipe below.
Honey Gin Gimlet
2 oz Saskatoon Honey Gin
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
2 Dashes of rose water
Garnish with Lemongrass
Shake and Strain into a Martini Glass
The Saskatoon Honey Gin will be sold in 750ml bottles at a recommended retail price of $58.00. For retailers, the Saskatoon Honey Gin is now available to order directly from Eau Claire Distillery. It is available in select liquor retailers throughout Alberta today, March 20, 2019, and will be available for purchase starting Thursday, March 21st at the Eau Claire Distillery Calgary Farmers Market Booth and Friday, March 22nd at the distillery’s tasting room in Turner Valley. Look for it on Alberta liquor stores shelves this spring! For a list of retailers and product images, please contact Chelsea Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Eau Claire Distillery
Devoted to hand-crafted, artisanal and 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’s award-winning spirits are internationally acclaimed for their quality and flavour. Find out more at eauclairedistillery.ca.