Nothing compares to the feeling of being outside in the summertime, soaking up the sun and taking in all that nature has to offer. Being immersed in Canada's breathtaking wilderness while cooking over an open fire and sipping on that perfect summertime cocktail is one of life's simplest, most magical pleasures.
While we might not all have a cottage we can escape to, there's nothing stopping us from bringing that feeling into our backyards, onto our balconies or just into our apartments.
The Forager Botanical Whisky is the essence of Canadian wilderness captured in a bottle for your drinking pleasure. The first of its kind, this honey-coloured spirit has all the depth, richness and character of the three-year aged Canadian whisky they start out with. It's then infused with wild-sourced Canadian botanicals like juniper berries from the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, spruce tips from Nova Scotia and sweet fern from just outside Algonquin Park – all harvested sustainably by trained foragers. It's crisp and fresh, light yet complex – and quintessentially Canadian.
Before you even taste your first sip, you'll catch the subtle aromas of fresh cut pine blended with a bouquet of candied citrus. At first blush you'll recognize the familiar flavour of whisky, but savour it and you'll be met with the smooth, soothing notes of herbal tea. Hold out for the finish – it's long and peppery.
To really appreciate the complexity and rich flavour of the Forager, start out with this simple tipple. It's reminiscent of a G&T if she had an older, more sophisticated sister. Enjoy it on the balcony, by the pool or wherever this summer takes you.