Air Canada enRoute Magazine Announces Canada's Next Great Cocktail

The Dominion by Kate Boushel from Montreal named Canada's Next Great Cocktail

TORONTO, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Dominion has been announced as Canada's Next Great Cocktail in the July issue of Canada's award-winning inflight magazine, Air Canada enRoute, and online at enroute.aircanada.com. With the Caesar having ruled the nation's cocktail scene for many years, the country's leading bartenders were challenged to create a new signature cocktail using Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky to help toast in Canada's 150th anniversary.

"As celebrations continue summer-long for Canada's 150th birthday, we are thrilled to announce The Dominion as Canada's Next Great Cocktail," said Andy Shibata, Air Canada's Managing Director, Brand. "As Canada's leading airline, we love celebrating Canadian talent across the country."

A coast-to-coast panel of the country's best bartenders were chosen to take part in a three-day getaway at Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland and Labrador to collaborate on a new cocktail for Canadians. Led by Dave Mitton, Global Brand Ambassador for Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky, the panellists included: Amber Bruce from Vancouver, Kate Boushel from Montreal, Samantha Casuga from Calgary (now based in New York), Shane Beehan from Halifax and Gord Hannah from Toronto.

"We asked the bartenders to create what Canada tastes like to them using our national spirit, Canadian whisky," Mitton said. "Boushel's cocktail is simple and easy, but still very interesting. She paired the whisky with ginger, berry preserves and cherry brandy and topped it off with sparkling apple cider to create a tall, refreshing cocktail that speaks to Canada very well."

"If I could describe The Dominion in two words, it would be 'magic hour.' It tastes like that warm feeling you get twice a day – just after sunrise and before sunset – when you're enjoying life with loved ones," Boushel says.

Made entirely from Canadian rye, and distilled in Windsor, Ontario, Lot No. 40 serves as the perfect base spirit for Canada's Next Great Cocktail. It is copper pot-distilled and then aged in virgin white oak casks to give off baking notes of cinnamon, clove, cherry and black pepper.

As of June 26, 2017, The Dominion is available exclusively at The Keg Steakhouse + Bar locations across the country during the summer season. The full feature on the Canada's Next Great Cocktail program can be found in the July issue of Air Canada enRoute magazine, available on all Air Canada carriers throughout the month of July, and online at enroute.aircanada.com.

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 95 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top-tier recognition program, Altitude, which offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Business Class. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from the independent U.K. research firm Skytrax and was named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show. For more information on Air Canada, visit aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

About Air Canada enRoute
Air Canada enRoute is Air Canada's award-winning travel media brand. An inspirational authority for the global traveller, it reaches passengers at every step of their journey through its multimedia portfolio: print publications (including Air Canada enRoute, the iconic magazine with over 1.6 million readers each month, and a series of special-interest publications), digital channels (enroute.aircanada.com), and many prestigious programs and events (Canada's Best New Restaurants, the Air Canada Travel Design Awards). Air Canada enRoute is produced by Bookmark, the global content and communications company and one of the leading providers of content solutions in the form of content marketing, experiences and brand alliances.

Visit enroute.aircanada.com/canadascocktail, follow on Twitter and Instagram @enRoutemag, #CanadasCocktail

Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye Whisky
Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye Whisky is made the way rye whisky should be: distilled in small batches in a single copper pot still using only locally sourced ingredients. Since rye is the spiciest of all the grains, our whisky is aged in select virgin white oak casks to balance the spice with sweet notes of vanilla, toffee and oak. Every bottle is a testament to our obsession with crafting the best rye whisky in the world. For more information on Lot No. 40 visit lot40rye.com or follow on Instagram (@lot40) and Facebook (@lotNo.40).

Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek®, and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka, McGuinness® liqueurs, and the recently acquired Ungava® gin. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal® and The Glenlivet® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, and Kenwood® wines. In 2017, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the sixth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers for the third time. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar has been serving great steaks across Canada and the US for over 45 years. Quality has been a cornerstone of The Keg's success since its first restaurant opened in Vancouver in 1971. The Keg's focus has been, and continues to be, on providing exceptional service, quality steaks and classic cocktails in a comfortable atmosphere for its guests.

SOURCE Air Canada's enRoute



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