About Gin and Genever from Canada

About Gin  and  Genever from Canada
Without question, the most famous spirit from Canada is whiskey. Canadian whiskies, often made from rye, are elegant and lightly spicy, and although they may not rank as highly as single malt scotch, there are some examples that are of exceptional quality. Vodkas are becoming more of a factor in Canada, which should come as no surprise, given the quality of the river and lake water used in production. Yet there are many other notable spirits produced in Canada, ranging from bitters to orange liqueur to aged brandies. The spirits industry in Canada is relatively small, but the products are well worth the search.

Top Picks for Canada

Gin and Genever

romeo’s Gin
92 points
$39.99
Gin
Clear color. Interesting, inviting aromas and flavors of beet, green tomato, carrot, and celery smoothie, spicy lemon frosted white cake, geranium, licorice candy, grass, and caraway and rosemary with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, long finish with touches of citrus cupcake and sweet and peppery spices finish. A fun, savory, lemony gin that is sure to please.
92 points $39.99
Willibald Barrel-Aged Gin
92 points
$44.95
Medium golden amber color. Toasty aromas and flavors of cedar, rosemary, grapefruit, lilac, and star anise with a velvety, crisp, dryish medium body and a graceful, subtle, medium-long finish imparting elements of lemon curd on toast, cracked juniper berries, red peppercorns, and thyme finish. A complex and toasty barrel aged gin that will be excellent in classic cocktails.
92 points $44.95
Georgian Bay Gin
84 points
$35.95
Gin
Clear color. Herbal aromas of bay leaf, green peppercorn, marjoram, and almond toast with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, delightful, breezy anise and juniper jelly finish. A savory, herbaceous Gin with a dry sensibility; endless cocktail possibilities.
84 points $35.95
Empress 1908 Gin
83 points
$39.99
Medium blue color. Herbal aromas of rosemary focaccia, parmesan, celery leaf, and juniper berry with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a peppery, relaxed lemon peel, sea salt, and black pepper finish. A mild Gin with a fun color-shifting display.
83 points $39.99