Gold medal award winning 88-proof Canadian whisky, made to a bourbon recipe for us then aged 3 years in charred oak barrels. Opens with caramel and vanilla flavors, then moves to light chocolate notes, with a persistent honey finish. Gold medals from California Distillers and John Barleycorn competitions; silver medals from American Distilling Institute and Denver Int'l Spirits competitions. Excellent served neat, over ice or as an Old Fashioned. The "Galloping Goose" is inspired by a former rail line and current bike path on Vancouver Island, BC.
We are a craft distillery producing world-class whiskies and gins – as seen in our multiple gold, double gold and other awards from national and international competitions. We make tasty and enjoyable gin for people who “think” they don’t like gin. All our spirits are sipping spirits – meant to taste great right out of the bottle. After some years in company and product development, including a move to- and then back from Canada (!), we are wholly committed to super premium quality, using organic, sustainable and renewable ingredients whenever available. The 2 co founders, Ernie and Leigh Troth have backgrounds in international business and trade, project and product development and quality control. Leigh has also been a senior software developer.
Ernie Troth hails from Washington State, but has lived and worked close to 15 years abroad, mostly in Europe and the Middle East. He holds a BA degree from Chicago, an MA in International Economics from Geo. Washington University in DC, and an MBA in International Marketing from New Haven. After working abroad, he settled in Virginia, where he met his wife, Leigh. During the course of business development for the distillery, Ernie worked part-time and as a volunteer worker at both US and Canadian distilleries, took courses from the American Distilling Institute and others. Developing sensory perception for distillates is an acquired ability, and he combines the sensory process with chemistry and detailed analytics.
Opens with notes of caramel and creamy vanilla, with light baked biscotti chocolate and Crème Brule in the mid-palate, leading to a lingering honey finish.
• Canadian Whisky of the Year, Asia Int’l Spirits Competition
• 97-point Double- Gold medal at “PR%F”
(PROOF) Awards, Las Vegas
• Four-times gold- medal award-winning whisky
(John Barleycorn, US Open Whisky, California Distillers)