Have you ever been to Atlantic Canada – the eastern part of Canada that borders on the Atlantic Ocean and includes the four provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island?
Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but for our purposes today, the folks there are serving up some great cocktails using some of Atlantic Canada’s best ingredients. We are meeting two of those folks today.
First up, we head to Newfoundland and Labrador to chat with Dan Meades, co-founder of The Third Place Cocktail Co. After traveling all over Africa for work, Dan developed a love of Cinchona bark, the main ingredient in tonic water. Returning home, he just couldn’t find the exact product he wanted for his Gin and Tonic, so decided to create his own. Thus, The Third Place Cocktail Co. was born.
Then, we jet off to New Brunswick to meet Sebastien Roy, founder of Distillerie Fils du Roy, as well as, master-distiller and master-brewer. His story began with his first sip of absinthe, well, maybe a bit before that. His love of spirits began when his family bought him an encyclopedia, remember those?
On today’s episode, you’ll discover:
- What Dan created after he mastered his Tonic
- How Sebastien’s Gin Thuya won double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- What local produce they both use in their creations
- Dan and Sebastien’s Top Tips for the Home Bartender
- Our cocktails of the week made using their products
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