And in our final segment, we will be welcoming Whitney Rorison to the show. Whitney is the Hospitality Manager for Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers. This is a small family owned distillery located in NOTL, who chose to be there for its proximity to incredible fresh, local ingredients. Dillon’s uses 100% Niagara grapes for their vodka, they grow their own herbs and botanicals and have won many awards for their range of spirits and bitters. A great story, fabulous products and delicious cocktails.
Geoff’s fascination for spirits began early. He was highly influenced by his fathers passion for fine spirits and his worldly spirits and whisky collection.
His distilling journey began at the University of Western Ontario, where he earned honors in a double major in biology and economics. His experience only furthered as he trained abroad (in areas such as Scotland, London UK, and US) while educating himself in the art of distilling.
Eventually, Niagara lured Geoff home as the ideal place to put down some roots. Small-town friendliness, abundant fruit, a close proximity to neighbouring wineries and a well established wine culture — the region was a perfect fit
And finally over to the extraordinary country of Peru, mystical, exciting, exploding on the scene in terms of gastronomy and their “hippest drink of the moment”... Pisco an awesome clear white spirit, an unaged brandy that's been made in Peru for over 400 years.
. Melanie Asher, the founder, proprietor and hand crafted producer of Macchu Pisco, joins us. You are going to love her, she has a great story and a stunning Pisco.
Scotland had Johnnie Walker, the United States had Jim Beam, France had Richard Hennessy and now Peru has Melanie Asher. The 34-year-old has probably done as much in a decade to elevate the profile of Pisco, her native country’s signature spirit, as any booze pioneer did in his time for Scotch, bourbon or Cognac.
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Nothing says summer like the fresh crisp zesty lemons. Citrus is synonymous with summer and the Italian liqueur Limoncello is the perfect liqueur for all summer entertaining. Limoncello Rossi D’ Asiago is a sweet liqueur obtained only from the finest raw materials, infusion of natural Sicilian lemon peels, without the addition of artificial flavours and colouring.The taste is typical of lemon peels.The taste is clean,crisp, intensely lemony, and just plain brilliant,wow!
Starting off with a call from Italy, and a producer of the sun kissed, citrus delectable liquor, Limoncello, perfect for summer…Nicola Dal Toso from Rossi D’Asiago, the #1 selling Limoncello in English Canada calls in.
Listen to Nicola Dal Toso at 8:00 minutes into the show
Excellent digestive, to be served cold, possibly into a glass which has been pre-chilled in the freezer.
On this week's radio show...Summer cocktails, beers and wines…dish it up! Lindeman's 1000 Moments Of Sunshine. Sip and Sleuth to Win - $100.00 Neal Brothers Foods tote bag filled with goodies and snacks.
From a white spirit now to a brown spirit and back to our neck of the woods right here in Ontario, to Collingwood cottage country and Collingwood Whisky! A whisky that is rich in sweet notes and oh so smooth made with a post-blending maple mellowing process.. how Canadian is that? To fill us all about it Collingwood Whisky Ambassador John Breckon.
Listen to John Brekon at 40:45 minutes into the show!
The Ultimate Canadian Drink...The Bloody Caesar invented in Calgary, Alberta made with Iceberg Vodka made in Newfoundland.Over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually.