Number 34 of 92 excuses to drink…
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Thanks for this article by: CHRIS BILTON, DANIELLE GROEN, JACOB RUTKA, AND CHRISTINE SISMONDO.
“34. Because hard liquor now grows close to home
For ages, the 100-mile drinking diet (or binge) has been impossible in Toronto. Sure, we had whiskey—thanks, Forty Creek and Still Waters—but what about the other food groups? That changed this past December, when Geoff Dillon opened the doors to his Beamsville, Ont., distillery and started selling white rye, gin, and vodka to thirsty locals. Now the rye is in the LCBO and the whole roster of liquor has converted bartenders from The County General to La Carnita to Momofuku.“The products are exceptional—so friendly to cocktails,” says Jonathan Gonsenhauser, beverage director at Momofuku, who praises Dillon’s light, sweet, and versatile flavour profiles. “And I would rather use it over a big brand, because it’s in our backyard.”
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