Give the Gift of Local
Pick up something special and give the gift of local. Below are just a few examples of the great products being made close to home.
Upstreet Black Tie Affair Vanilla Cranberry Stout
Quickly becoming a holiday tradition on PEI, this full-bodied stout is a little sweet with lots of roasted malt flavour, balanced by cranberry tartness and warm vanilla spice. Wrap it up with some classic Christmas shortbreads; they make a surprising yet totally delicious pairing!
Matos Winery and Distillery Orange Liqueur
This new offering from PEI’s Matos is delicious in lots of winter recipes, including cranberry sauce or on its own as an aperitif. Wrap it with some good quality hot chocolate mix and it makes for a tasty spiked orange hot chocolate.
Benjamin Bridge Methode Classique NV
This bubbly from the Gaspereau Valley in Nova Scotia is pretty special. It’s blended using the Benjamin Bridge “library” of over 13 handcrafted vintages. Made using the classic “Champagne” method, this sparkling wine is off-dry with notes of lemon rind, apples and sea minerals; a natural pairing for seafood. For a real treat, pack this bottle on ice with a case of your favorite PEI Oysters.
Deep Roots Maple Liqueur
Pure PEI maple syrup gives this sweet liqueur from Warren Grove, PEI a truly Canadian flavour. Wrap it up with some locally roasted coffee for those who love lazy Sundays.
Rossignol Cranberry Delight
An off-dry cranberry fruit wine from Little Sands, PEI, this wine is a great match for turkey, roast pork or ham. Wrap it up with some homemade preserves like mustard pickles and cranberry sauce from Riverview Country Market – the perfect pairing for a winter feast.
Myriad View Strait Shine
An Island tradition, this Moonshine from “Up East” in Rollo Bay is made the traditional way in a copper still, then carefully blended to create a smooth spirit with a powerful kick! Wrap it up with your favorite lime or lemon soda, a classic!
Island Honey Wine Wildflower Mead
This lovely off-dry mead from “La Serena” farm in Wheatley River, PEI. The floral aromas and honey flavours are a great match for baked brie – a great hostess gift!
Fisherman’s Helper White Rum
This smooth and lightly sweet rum from Pugwash, Nova Scotia, is pretty great on its own or in a mixed drink. Made in small batches and aged for 2 years in oak casks, it’s smooth and light tasting.
Blue Roof Premium Vodka
This unbelievably smooth spirit is a potato vodka is made from scratch on the 6th generation Strang farm in South-Eastern New Brunswick. Try it paired with smoked salmon for a real treat this season!