Distillery guide captures Canada’s spirited revolution

The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries is out March 31. Supplied photo

Another day, it seems another distillery opens in Canada. But that didn’t stop Davin de Kergommeaux, the award-winning author of Canadian Whisky, from trying to capture them all in a new book. Consider it barley- and juniper-scented lightning in a bottle.

Joined by lifestyle and spirits writer Blair Phillips, he has just produced The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries: The Portable Expert to Over 200 Distilleries and the Spirits They Make (Appetite by Random House).

In it, de Kergommeaux and Phillips have created an indispensable guide to Canada’s most exciting distilleries, big and small, from coast to coast to coast. It’s a remarkable compendium that follows the rapid growth of the craft distilling over the last decade or so and recognizes the vast selection of specialty spirits from amaros to moonshine to flavoured vodka. Readers will also find tasting notes and cocktail recipes, making this an essential guide to Canada’s distilleries.

The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries will be available March 31 at a price of $32.

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