Get in the festive spirit this season with Heretic Spirits

Collingwood's world-class distillery brings botanical-forward, award-winning gin and premium silky smooth vodka to your holiday bar cart.

It takes courage to do things differently. To stand out from the crowd, to leave the status quo behind and navigate your own path. This holiday, embrace your inner Heretic – no, not the kind who spreads heresy, the kind who does things a little bit different.

A Heretic is someone who takes on new experiences, has an openness for exploration and a knack for creativity. Holiday spirit is great and all, but this season, we’re all about Heretic Spirits, a world class spirits experience with a craft distillery heart.

Indulge your ravenous soul, not from seconds or thirds of turkey, but with an exciting sensory spirits experience. Crafted in Ontario, Heretic Spirits worked tirelessly for over three years to create South Georgian Bay’s first craft distillery with 40,000 square ft. right on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay in Collingwood.

While Heretic Spirits is locally produced, they are acclaimed globally. Their hand-crafted Gin #1 brought home gold this year from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world, and their silky, smooth Vodka #1 took home silver.

Talk about some pretty exceptional additions to your holiday dinner party. Featuring their signature 14 botanical blend, Heretic Gin #1 follows a simple philosophy that better botanicals make the best gin. The proof is right there in the glass when you’re greeted with aromas and flavours of citrus and juniper with spice; and floral notes for a warm and complex finish. 

Triple distilled and ultra-fine filtered, Heretic Spirits Vodka #1 is crystal clear and smooth with a clean finish. Try it on the rocks for an easy drinking experience with no burning aftertaste or add it to an array of cocktails. Distilled spirits are not to be confused with beer or wine. 

Heretic’s high-quality spirits are created by boiling fermented sugars that yeast has converted into alcohol. Then Heretic's dedicated gin and vodka stills are used to separate and keep all the good stuff before bottling. It’s science and art and a whole lot of love that's given Heretic Spirits quite the renowned reputation in just four years since they first opened their distillery's doors. 

There's something so incredibly nostalgic about the holidays. There's comfort in tradition, but this year opt for being a little bit different with a tipple topped with Heretic Spirits' gin or vodka. Treat yourself to a cocktail that brings you joy and that same level of comfort and warmth with an added something special.

For an anytime drink that the whole family (errm, those of age) can enjoy, give the Heretic Holiday Hooch (above) a try. With that familiar taste of hot chocolate from holidays past complete with mini marshmallows and some Heretic Vodka #1 for good measure, all will be calm and bright in your household this season. 

To learn more about Heretic Spirits, click here.