I think it's fair to say that 2020 has not been the best year for travelling. But, the beauty of food and drinks is that it allows us to explore the world through our tastebuds. I've teamed up with Distillerie Mariana to offer you guys a cocktail hour around the world. Every week a new country to visit and new recipes to try. Using fresh and local products while exploring different cultures is definitely the best way to travel this summer and I hope you guys will love this series as much as I do.
A pioneer in the micro-distillery industry here in Quebec, Distillerie Mariana was founded in 2014 in Louiseville. They produce a long range of products from gins to rhums to even whiskeys. Their first product, Canopée, a forest gin, explains why they chose « Mariana » as their name. Derived from the latin term black spruce, Mariana was chosen to symbolize the distinguished flavors of their first creation and to symbolize the beauty of the nature surrounding Quebec! Their goal is to make us discover the beauty of our territory while respecting our surroundings.
We are travelling to another one of my favorite destinations: Scandanavia. I only went once in my life but it will definitely not be the last. The beauty of the Nature, the people, the city and the food is just incredible.
The Canopée is a forest gin with such strong spruce & wood flavors that it reminds me of past trips in scandanavia. Whoever loves deep flavors will definitely love this drink. This being said, it is still a very light & elegant drink. I would describe it as the perfect fall drink to transition from light summer flavors to deeper more cozy ones.
Enjoy and Safe Travels!
September 7, 2020