Field to Flask
Sunset and whisky
Classic Old Fashioned
Ingredients: 2 oz. Shelter Point premium whisky 1 sugar cube 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters 1 orange slice Directions: In glass tumbler, crush sugar cube with angostura bitters. Add in orange slice and gently press in with muddler to release some of the juice. Add in...
What whisky can’t cure
Pecan Whisky Sour
2 oz. Shelter Point whisky 1⁄2 oz. pecan simple syrup 1⁄2 oz. egg whites Juice of 1⁄2 a navel orange Pinch of cinnamon Measure and pour all ingredients into a Boston Shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass tumbler with or without ice. Garnish with a flambéed...
I’d rather be someone’s shot of whisky than everyone’s cup of tea
Shelter Point after hours
Many people bring their job home with them, but in our case, it’s not exactly a hardship. Creating and distilling whisky isn’t so much a job as it is a passion – we’d be thinking about it all the time even if we weren’t making our living at it. Besides, after a long...
Whisky and yoga
Whisky is sunlight held together by water
Legendary Blue Blazer
Warning: This cocktail involves flaming liquid – clear your work area of all flammable objects and use extreme caution. This cocktail was developed by legendary bartender Jerry Thomas while working at the El Dorado in San Francisco during the gold rush. When U.S....
It’s all in the barrel
If you’ve every visited a distillery, you know that a great deal of time is spent talking about barrels. The barrels play a critical role in creating the taste of the whisky, which is why distillers import aged barrels from all over the world to get a particular...
Never cry over spilt milk. It could have been whisky
How to taste like a pro
It takes a lot of time and practice (i.e., whisky drinking) to become an expert taster. If you want to do it the way the pros do, here’s a bit of a primer: Choose the right glass. Serious tasters use a tasting glass, which is tulip shaped – the narrower top keeps in...
My demons can’t swim in whisky
1.5 oz. Shelter Point whisky 1.5 oz. Prosecco 2 tablespoons cider orange honey syrup Measure and pour whisky and syrup into a Boston Shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne saucer. Top with Prosecco and garnish with a small sprig of rosemary. Cider...
Whisky is liquid sunshine
Love is in the air
Here on Vancouver Island, many couples choose to get married at a winery. After all, who doesn’t want access to great drinks at their wedding? For those who want a slightly more “spirited” event (see what we did there?), Shelter Point is available for a small number...
Soup of the day
Whisky is the answer, but I don’t recall the question.
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