Pick up something special and give the gift of local this year. PEI Liquor has pulled together a list of great products made close to home, making gift giving even easier this holiday season.
Upstreet Black Tie Affair Vanilla Cranberry Stout
Quickly becoming a holiday tradition on PEI, this full-bodied stout is a little sweet with lots of roasted malt flavour, balanced by cranberry tartness and warm vanilla spice. Wrap it up with some classic Christmas shortbreads; they make a surprising yet totally delicious pairing!
Matos Winery and Distillery Orange Liqueur
This new offering from PEI’s Matos is delicious in lots of winter recipes, including cranberry sauce or on its own as an aperitif. Wrap it with some good quality hot chocolate mix and it makes for a tasty spiked orange hot chocolate.
Honeydew Apiaries Robin Rhubarb Mead
A fresh, fruity and floral wine made with PEI honey and rhubarb, this dry mead is a great pair for fresh cheeses like those from Oldfield’s Dairy in Brackley Beach.
Deep Roots Maple Liqueur
Pure PEI maple syrup gives this sweet liqueur from Warren Grove, PEI a truly Canadian flavour. Wrap it up with some locally roasted coffee for those who love lazy Sundays.
Rossignol Cranberry Delight
An off-dry cranberry fruit wine from Little Sands, PEI, this wine is a great match for turkey, roast pork or ham. Wrap it up with some homemade preserves like mustard pickles and cranberry sauce from Riverview Country Market – the perfect pairing for a winter feast.
Myriad View Strait Shine
An Island tradition, this Moonshine from “Up East” in Rollo Bay is made the traditional way in a copper still, then carefully blended to create a smooth spirit with a powerful kick! Wrap it up with your favorite lime or lemon soda, a classic!
Island Honey Wine Wildflower Mead
This lovely sweet mead from “La Serena” farm in Wheatley River, PEI is new to PEI Liquor shelves in 2017. The floral aromas and honey flavours are a great match for baked brie – a great hostess gift!