A toast to Canada's 150th with Canadian spirits!

TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - No doubt, there will be a symphony of cheers on Canada 150. Perhaps, the patriotic toasting will occur under fireworks or beneath the Canadian flag or the boughs of a Canadian maple.  As everyone decides where they will be for Canada 150, they also must decide how they will celebrate and what will be in their glasses as they raise them to Canada. Canadian spirits are the optimal choice to celebrate the Canadian spirit, because they are the essence of Canadian ingredients and artisans. #SpiritsCanada

But before you raise a glass of Canadian whisky, we want to share a few facts on the origins of the toast and its tradition. Let's drink to that.

A timeline of the toast

  • The term "toast" originated in the 16th century, but as early as the 6th Century B.C the Greeks were toasting to good health.
  • Shakespeare referenced a toast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, "Go fetch me a quart of sack; put a toast in it." Fun fact: Adding toast to a drink was quite common at the time.
  • Historian Paul Dickson, author of Toasts: Over 1, 500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings and Graces writes, "A legend contends that by adding the clink, toasters could get the greatest pleasure from a drink. Before the clink, toasts only satisfied four of the five senses."
  • The term "toasting" evolved into honouring people and celebrations.

Today, it offers a celebratory sentiment, or in the case of Canada's 150th anniversary, we raise a glass of spirits to Canada's 150! #SpiritsCanada

Jesson + Co. proudly represents Spirits Canada. Jan Westcott, President of Spirits Canada is available to talk about the importance of the fall harvest and Canadian farmers in the production of one of Canada's heritage industries.  He can also recommend great food pairings and talk about ways to include Canadian Whisky cocktails in all your fall entertaining.


SOURCE Spirits Canada

For further information: on Canadian Spirits please contact: Monica Garcia | Vice President, General Manager, Jesson + Company Communications Inc., mgarcia@jessonco.com | www.jessonco.com

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