Canadians Set to Celebrate Bourbon Day

Bourbon lovers and American spirit connoisseurs, rejoice! This Monday, June 14th is the annual global celebration of Bourbon Day.

The most produced and well-known spirit produced across the United States, Bourbon is known for its distinct flavour which is attributed to its ageing process inside charred oak barrels. The taste also comes from its specific mash make-up; 51% corn, 49% wheat, rye or malted barley and absolutely no additives allowed.

Join bars and restaurants in your own neighbourhood as they celebrate with promotions, menu specials and other fantastic feats.

You can find Bourbon Day happenings nearest you on the special Bourbon Day map at https://cheersspiritsfromtheusa.com/

Here are 5 special promotions across Canada to get you thirsty.

Victoria Whiskey Tastings (Virtual via Victoria, BC)

Lay claim to the comfiest seat in your house on Bourbon Day and enjoy a virtual bourbon tasting and pairing session with Melissa McKinney, owner of Victoria Whiskey Tastings.

Email [email protected] for available times and information.

Address: 305 – 827 North Park Street, Victoria, BC. @victoriawhiskeytastings

Alchemy (Edmonton, AB)

A super special to-go, let Alchemy shake up a Paper Plane cocktail for you for Bourbon Day! This cocktail is a mix of Jim Beam Bourbon, aperol, montenegro amaro and lemon juice.

Address: 10344 102 Street NW, Edmonton, AB.

In Your Glass (Toronto, ON)

Stop by In Your Glass on Bourbon Day, or the days before, and pick up one of their special Bourbon Cocktail Kits. These kits include 3 recipes and their ingredients; Maker’s Mark Bourbon, vanilla and chocolate espresso syrup, barberry lemon syrup, star anise garnish, chai syrup, an Angostura bitters mister bottle, a sweet and salty pumpkin spice rimmer, one lemon, two plastic shot glasses, and stir sticks; enough to make 6 cocktails.

Available for $10 off from June 10-14th.

Address: 68 Merton Street, Unit 609, Toronto, ON. @inyourglass

Bar From Afar (Ottawa, ON)

For one of the nicest bourbon cocktail kits in the capital, you’ll want to draw yourself near Bar From Afar. This kit consists of bourbon, garnishes, and fresh mixes for 8 or 16 cocktails.

Cocktail recipes include Boulevard BFA (bourbon, Italian bitters, vermouth), Smoked Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned (bourbon, vanilla, chai, butters, sugar, smoke), Bourbon Strawberry Sour (bourbon, brandy, strawberry, lemon, egg white) and In a Bubble (bourbon, rum, maraschino, pineapple mint shrub, lemon).

Address: 430 Hazeldean Road, Unit 6, Ottawa, ON.

Hopscotch Whisky Bar (Saint John, NB)

Available for attendance in person or online, Hopscotch Whisky Bar presents a Bourbon Day Tasting with American Whiskey Ambassador Ray Daniel, featuring rare whiskies by James B. Beam Distilling Co.

Tasting Kits for 1 and 2 are available, containing samples of Old Grand Dad, Old Tub Unfiltered, Knob Creek, Legent, Basil Hayden’s 10 yo Rye and Little Book: Chapter IV.

Address: 45 Canterbury Street, Saint John, NB. @hopscotchbarsj