The world’s largest purchaser of alcohol, the LCBO, has added a new vodka to their top shelf…and it’s made in the small town of Hearst, Ontario.
You’ll immediately recognize it as a Canadian product thanks to the waterfowl on the label—there must’ve been a decree at some point stating that either a maple leaf or one of four animals (beaver, moose, loon or goose) must be printed on all Canadian products. Sure, we like a good loon logo (note the moose prints on the neck, too) as much as the next guy, but what we’re really chuffed over is the spirit inside the bottle.
This four-times-distilled, Russian-inspired alpha vodka is made from locally harvested wheat and water from the James Bay Lowlands by the artisanal, Northern Ontario Rheault Distillery and, at zero per cent methanol, is unlike any other vodka in Canada. Expect a uniquely earthy and ridiculously smooth palate with a mildly sweet finish for an overall profile you’ll be proud to call Canadian.
Pick up your bottle at select LCBO locations in Ontario and show it off to your Russian friends.