Eau Claire Distillery launches new Single Malt Whisky
This month Eau Claire Distillery launched a new Single Malt Whisky, Yours Truly. This is the first Alberta whisky created to honour International Women’s Day and is blended by their three female distillers: Master Distiller Caitlin Quinn, Distiller Thecla Wiart and Apprentice Distiller Alicyn Campbell. Each element of the multigenerational whisky was carefully curated and is a true reflection of the women behind the scenes at Eau Claire Distillery, with the bottle label featuring signatures from all the female staff at Eau Claire. Ten dollars from each bottle of Yours Truly sold will go to the Women in Need Society (WINS) Calgary.
“It was important that our first International Women’s Day Whisky is a reflection of the women distillers we have on our team,” says Quinn. “We enjoyed flexing our creativity in a new way and are so proud of the amazing product we have developed collaboratively. Our goal with this whisky is to celebrate the achievements of women in distilling and to encourage future generations of women to continue to make moves and break the glass ceiling – in whatever industry that may be.”
Aged in new European oak, ex-bourbon and ex-wine barrels, this Canadian single-malt whisky showcases flavours of honey, burnt sugar and oak with a slightly sour twang. The nose features red fruit, brown sugar and dark chocolate, and the whisky finishes with a slight heat and long, lingering mouthfeel. Three very unique palettes went into the creation of this product with passion and drive to create an outstanding product that not only compliments the current whisky line up at the distillery but stands proudly as a stand-alone blend.
Eau Claire Distillery’s single-malt whisky program won Gold – Excellence in Terroir at the 2021 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, Gold at the Alberta Craft Distillers Awards and Silver at the Canadian Whisky Awards, and most recently won Category Winner and Silver at the 2022 World Whiskies Awards.
Clocking in at 46% alc./vol. and priced at $79.99 +GST, this limited edition single-malt whisky is available at the Eau Claire Distillery tasting room, its location in the Calgary Farmers’ Market and online through Eau Claire Distillery’s website. We recommend you call ahead to ensure availability.
Photo Credit: Eau Claire Distillery, Thecla Wiart, Caitlin Quinn, Alicyn Campbell