friday favourite – foothills gin

Gin season is officially here (who am I kidding, it never really ends) and I tried a new one last week that leap frogged up to a Friday favourite.

I love the descriptions on gin bottles almost as much as the contents. Parlour gin from Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley, just outside Calgary, Alberta on the edge of the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, has a great one. “… Freshly farmed local ingredients, balanced and masterfully  distilled in small batches provide  unparalleled taste and enjoyment.” Sure. Whatever you say.

I love the combination of local botanicals that are often the signature of craft distilleries. Parlour gin includes the obligatory juniper berries, and usual suspects of lemon peel, angelica and orange flower…plus the interesting additions of rosehips, saskatoon berries, coriander, lavender flower, cinnamon and ginger. Wow. Sweet, spicy, citrusy, floral.







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