A modern landmark in the Distillery District - the copper columns of the still at the Spirit of York Distillery are revealed by a striking transparent glass tower. For their gin, juniper joins selected botanicals resulting in a gin that is delicate, with a floral bouquet, bright citrus notes and a distinct juniper finish.
The Canadian wine industry continues to grow and thrive in the 21st century, with production concentrated in two provinces: British Columbia and Ontario. Because of the harsh Canadian winters, vineyards are planted near the southern border, almost exclusively adjacent to large bodies of water that moderate the climate and prevent winter freeze and spring frosts. In British Columbia, the most venerated wine region is the Okanagan Valley, one of the world's most northerly viticulture areas. From spectacularly scenic vineyards, the Okanagan Valley produces dazzling wines made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. Canada's largest wine region is the Niagara Peninsula. Climatically, this region is similar to Burgundy, which explains its success in growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Niagara also produces outstanding Riesling and noteworthy Gamay (the grape responsible for Beaujolais). Further east is Prince Edward County, a relatively new wine region that emerged in the early 2000s, which is now seeing tremendous growth. Though young, the region produces remarkable Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in part because of its unique limestone-based subsoil.
Spirit of York
They say the spirit knows no bounds. That’s why the vision for Spirit of York was always a big, bold, aspirational, enduring goal – to craft some of the world’s most premium, best-tasting spirits. Toronto is a world-class city, deserving of world-class spirits. Capable of rivalling those made in any other major market or city. Spirit of York is that spirit.
But premium spirits don’t happen by accident. They require a relentless tenacity and commitment to the never-ending process of crafting and refining our methods. It means never being satisfied with anything being less than it can be. That’s why, from grain-to-glass we uphold our exceptionally high-standards throughout.
We take pride and hold ourselves to a higher standard. That’s why when you visit Spirit of York you’ll see that our entire back wall is floor-to-ceiling glass. We have nothing to hide. We never skip a step. We never sacrifice quality. And that’s a difference you can taste with just one sip.
This transparency is at the very heart and soul of our culture; the values, beliefs and principles that guide our every decision and action. Displayed in every team members approach and attitude in all they do. Everything we do is done with just one goal in mind, to create the best-tasting, premium spirits. And it’s also why each bottle is proudly filled and sealed by hand.
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Spirit of York
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