Gin lovers unite, Eau Claire Distillery introduces Cherry Gin as a full-time product!
Turner Valley, Alberta – January 24, 2018 – In response to popular demand, Eau Claire Distillery has launched its former seasonal spirit, Cherry Gin, as a permanent offering.
Cherry Gin proved a sell-out success for Valentine’s Day 2017 and due to the overwhelming response, Alberta’s original craft distillery decided to add it to its main line-up.
The Alberta-made spirit is a London-dry style gin, infused with sour cherries and over 12 unique botanicals. Subtly tart, with a hint of natural sweetness, this gin is a great addition to your cocktail repertoire or as an aperitif.
“The cherry on top of a fantastic 2017, we are excited to launch Cherry Gin as a permanent product and see what our loyal libation lovers think,” said Eau Claire Distillery President and Founder, David Farran.
In keeping with Eau Claire Distillery’s strapline “wherever social animals roam”, the Cherry Gin bottle depicts two magpies stealing cherries and an excerpt from the traditional children’s nursery rhyme, “One for Sorrow“. According to an old superstition, the number of magpies one sees determines their luck. So with two magpies on every Cherry Gin bottle you’re guaranteed a stroke of good fortune. The bottle image is in line with the distillery’s other permanent offerings, the multi-award winning Parlour Gin, Prickly Pear EquineOx and Three Point Vodka.
Last year, Eau Claire launched Cherry Gin as a Distiller’s Series with a chocolate collaboration from Cōchu Chocolates. This year the 750ml bottle won’t include the Chocolate on-pack, but Eau Claire Distillery’s seasonal gift box, the Cocktail Caddy, will include the sweet treats along with an assortment of ingredients to make the perfect Cherry Gin cocktail delivered right to your door. The seasonal gift box will include a bottle of Cherry Gin, four Cōchu Cherry Gin Chocolate Cordial Shooters, a four pack of Eau Claire Original Tonic, two Eau Claire-branded glasses and a custom bar spoon to mix your own cocktails at home. The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, the box can be ordered from EauClaireDistillery.ca, purchased from the tasting room or the Eau Claire Distillery stall at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
This flavourful spirit is sold in a 750ml bottle at a recommended retail price of $49.95 and will begin to arrive in select stores across Alberta on Thursday, January 25th, including Kensington Wine Market, Liquor Depot, Co-op and Highlander liquor stores. Eau Claire recommends trying Cherry Gin in a Cherry Collins, see the recipe below.
Cherry Gin Collins
1.5oz Eau Claire Distillery Cherry Gin
1oz Lemon Juice
.5oz Simple Syrup
4oz Eau Claire Soda Company
Original Tonic or Soda
Combine all ingredients into a Tom Collins glass with ice, stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon twist & Enjoy!
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.