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How to Follow Signs in Atlantic Canada

It is hard to believe it happened to both our guests – but it did. They were both driving down the road, saw a sign posted on a wall, stopped, wrote down the number for more inquiries, and actually rang that number. 

Thanks to great signage in Atlantic Canada, today on Lush Life, we head to Nova Scotia to speak with Alex Wrathell, the Head Distiller of Compass Distillers, and then we drive over the bridge to meet Steve Murphy, owner of THE cocktail bar on Prince Edward Island, Slaymaker & Nichols

This is the second of the two episodes sponsored by 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. 

When I think of Nova Scotia, I think beautiful coastlines adorned with quaint lighthouses, succulent lobster dishes caught straight from the sea, and catching a glimpse of majestic whales, puffins, and seals.  The province has an amazing wine scene and some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, but we are here to talk about their spirits and who better to guide us but Alex.

As we drive over one of the longest bridges in the world, we come to Prince Edward Island, or PEI as the locals call it. Known for its red beaches, beautiful farmland, and charming towns, PEI is also famed for its shellfish, lobsters, and oysters. To accompany that amazing food, the island is home to incredible cocktails, created by Steve Murphy, owner of Slaymaker and Nichols.

On today’s episode, you’ll discover:

  • What spirits Alex loves to make 
  • How Steve landed in Prince Edward Island
  • What local produce they both use in their products
  • Alex and Steve’s Top Tips for the Home Bartender
  • Our cocktails of the week

Please find the transcript of this episode here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

This episode was sponsored by:


Check out the individual provinces as well!

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Prince Edward Island (Canada) logo

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