Bringing Approachable Flavour and Complexity to Your at-Home Happy Hour
Turner Valley, Alberta – Sept 17, 2020 – Eau Claire Distillery, Alberta’s first craft whisky distillery, is pleased to announce the launch of their newest whisky, Rupert’s Whisky. Rupert’s Whisky is a true expression of the Eau Claire Distillery whisky taste profile and pays homage to the Alberta terroir and its Canadian roots.
Rupert’s Whisky is the newest addition to the distillery’s award-winning whisky program and the first year-round whisky offering from the southern Alberta distillery. Eau Claire Distillery is eager to introduce a NEW Alberta Whisky to the world!
“The Canadian Prairies are home to some of the best barley in the world, so it is only natural that Eau Claire Distillery turn that agricultural gold into fine whisky,” said Eau Claire Distillery’s Founder, David Farran.
This exceptional Canadian Whisky was made with flavour in mind. On the nose, Rupert’s Whisky starts with a sweetness and a hint of red fruits, chocolate and nutmeg. The whisky then continues to a dried fruit, and slightly nutty finish. Rupert’s Whisky has a similar flavour and style to what you will find in every bottle of Eau Claire Distillery’s award-winning Single Malt Whisky batches.
“We have been putting barrels of Whisky away since 2014 when the distillery first opened, and we are excited to share this whisky with a larger audience. With this whisky we hope to create conversations with people who have tried our other whisky products and start a conversation with people who haven’t, introducing the world to a new Alberta whisky,” said Eau Claire Distillery’s Master Distiller, Caitlin Quinn.
Rupert’s Whisky is non-chill filtered, has no artificial caramel colouring, and uses some of Eau Claire’s best whisky barrels. The resulting flavour, colour and taste is a rich balance of flavours that form an approachable yet distinctive choice that is perfect for mixing or enjoying on its own, neat or over ice.
At 40% alc./vol., Rupert’s Whisky is sold in cases of 12, 750ml glass bottles at a recommended retail price of $35.99. Find Rupert’s Whisky at the Eau Claire Distillery online store, Calgary Farmers’ Market and Turner Valley locations. Look for Rupert’s Whisky at select Wine and Beyond stores across Alberta as well as Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Liquor. In Calgary at Calgary Co-op Wine, Spirits and Beer, Kensington Wine Market, Craft Cellars, Vine Arts, Bricks Wine Co and in Edmonton at Sherbrooke Liquor. Look for Rupert’s Whisky at select liquor retailers throughout Alberta soon. To search for a retailer visit Liquor Connect.
About Eau Claire Distillery
Devoted to handcrafting fine spirits, Eau Claire Distillery is Alberta’s original craft distillery located in Turner Valley, 30 minutes 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, the distillery won Canadian Whisky Distillery of the Year at the 2019 New York International Spirits Competition, as well as Gold at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards, New York International Spirits Competition, Double Gold at the 2019 SIP Awards and Silver at the 2020 World Whisky Awards for its Single Malt Whisky. Find out more at eauclairedistillery.ca.
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