This week, Eau Claire Distillery announced the upcoming launch of a new single malt whisky that was created by a trio of the award-winning Alberta distillery’s all-women team to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Each element of the Yours Truly whisky was carefully curated and crafted in a joint effort between Eau Claire Master Distiller Caitlin Quinn, distiller Thecla Wiart, and apprentice distiller Alicyn Campbell. In addition to showcasing the women behind the scenes at Eau Claire, the distillery will also be donating $10 from each bottle sold to the Women in Need Society of Calgary.
“It was important that our first International Women’s Day Whisky is a reflection of the women distillers we have on our team,” says Quinn. “We enjoyed flexing our creativity in a new way and are so proud of the amazing product we have developed collaboratively. Our goal with this whisky is to celebrate the achievements of women in distilling and to encourage future generations of women to continue to make moves and break the glass ceiling—in whatever industry that may be.”
Aged in new European oak and former Bourbon and wine barrels, the single malt whisky sits at 46 per cent ABV and features flavours of honey, burnt sugar, and oak with a slightly sour twang, along with an aroma of red fruit, brown sugar, and dark chocolate on the nose.
The Yours Truly whisky is priced at $79.99 per bottle and will be available at the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room, the Calgary Farmers’ Market, and the Eau Claire online store on March 8.