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Archive for February 24th, 2019

Back from a trip to Sheringham Distillery in Sooke BC

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Here’s the haul:

You can read about them on this page. Note:

Kazuki Gin 和輝

Kazuki Gin was born out of love of both Eastern and Western botanicals and gin making techniques.

Alayne fell in love with Cherry Blossoms while living in Asia and Jason became intrigued with Yuzu as a professional chef. KAZU, meaning “harmony”, is the blending and respect for both East and West cultures. KI means “radiance” and is an ode to the radiant flavours of the botanicals as they dance on your palette. Cherry blossom petals and yuzu peel were imported from Japan. From Westholme Tea Farm we procured green tea leaves and flowers. Expect dynamic flavours from start to finish with the unique essence the Kazuki provides.

Made from our Vodka, with botanicals sourced locally and from Japan, including Japanese Cherry Blossoms and Green Tea + Flowers from Westholme Tea Farm in Cowichan Valley.

SEASIDE GIN

Citrus, floral and notes of the sea make our Gin as refreshing as a seaside stroll.

Elegant for sipping and noble in your favourite cocktail…clean as the South Island surf.

Made from B.C. white wheat, B.C. malted barley, natural botanicals and sustainable hand-harvested local winged kelp (Alaria marginata).

AWARDS
BEST CONTEMPORARY GIN, WORLD GIN AWARDS 2019
SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION 2017 SILVER MEDAL
B.C. DISTILLED 2017 2ND PLACE GIN AUDIENCE FAVOURITES
B.C. DISTILLED 2016 2ND PLACE GIN AUDIENCE FAVOURITES
VISC WINNER 2016 GIN CATEGORY

Red Fife Whisky was launched just today, so it is not yet on the website. I got bottle #209.

 

 

Written by LeisureGuy

24 February 2019 at 2:51 pm

Posted in Drinks

A (wonderful) Sunday shave: Lavendar and Lilac and the X3

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This afternoon I’ll be going out to the Sheringham Distillery for an open house to launch their new whisky (and undoubtedly to celebrate their world title for contemporary gin, received for their Seaside Gin (scroll down)), so I thought a shave was in order.

I enjoy using the Wee Scot with a shave stick, since I get a kick of how its lather capacity seems disproportionate to its size. Mama Bear’s Lilac and Lavender shave stick has a wonderful fragrance and made a very fine lather, of which I had more than enough in the brush for 5 or even 6 passes, although I did stop after 3 passes. My iKon X3 on a UFO handle did a superb job: total smoothness in three passes with no damage at all.

A good splash of D.R. Harris Old English Lavender Water, and I’m set for the day.

I have to admit I’m excited.

Written by LeisureGuy

24 February 2019 at 8:37 am

Posted in Shaving

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