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Glendalough Distillery’s Donal O’Gallachoir

By Shelley Boettcher

When it comes to Irish whiskey, most casual drinkers in Canada can name one, maybe two labels. Not much more. But if Donal O’Gallachoir has his way, there will be at least one more name added to that list. O’Gallachoir and four friends are the founders of Glendalough (pronounced Glenda-lock) Distillery.

Levenswater, love and gin

By Shelley Boettcher

Paul Allamby is one of the founders of Levenswater, a Canadian distillery located in and maker of Levenswater Spring 34, an award-winning dry pink gin made from potatoes and 34 botanicals.

Recipe: Hornitos Reposado Paloma

It's almost time for Halloween and, with that, comes the Day of the Dead. If you're looking for a spooky Mexican-themed cocktail, consider this one, made with Hornitos Reposado Tequila. The word "reposado" means...

Recipe: Mountain Hops cocktail

Here's a cocktail to try today, from Burwood Distillery and the bartending team at the award-winning restaurant The Bison, in Banff, Alberta. Burwood is a small distillery is located in Calgary, Canada. It has...

If you like pina coladas…

International Pina Colada Day takes place July 10 and, if you've never had one of the sweet, powerful drinks, here's the perfect time.

The Pina Colada was...