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  1. Home bar essentials
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    Home bar essentials

    A skimpy bar during the holidays? A definite ho-ho no-no! We show you how to build the best at-home bar to fit your budget. Here are three simple models that’ll allow you to wow your guests with delicious cocktails this holiday season!

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    Rediscover crème de menthe

    In recent years, crème de menthe has been more popular than ever in the world of spirits in Québec. Not familiar with mint cream? Read on to discover this minty-sweet and refreshing liqueur.

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    Distillerie Mariana: Off the beaten track

    Mariana is derived from the scientific name of the black spruce: Picea mariana. Emblematic of the North American boreal forest, the tree also gives Canopée forest gin—the very first spirit created by Distillerie Mariana—its distinctive essence.

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  4. La Chaufferie Distillery
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    La Chaufferie Distillery

    Housed in one of Granby’s historic buildings, La Chaufferie microdistillery is masterfully led by a very small team of passionate artisans who painstakingly craft their spirits, from grain to glass.

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    Menaud: For the love of Charlevoix

    There’s no cutting corners at Menaud. Driven by authenticity, local craftspeople develop products that don’t skimp on quality.

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    Cirka microdistillery: Always up for a challenge

    Inspired by the quality of homegrown products from across the province, Cirka became the first Québec microdistillery to produce spirits from grain to glass.

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  7. Cocktail made with bourbon
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    Bourbon: Neat or in a cocktail!

    Bourbon 101: a snapshot of a spirit that's gaining fans.

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    Cooking with spirits

    Got a bar full of bottles that you’re enjoying as after-dinner drinks or cocktails? Why not bring them to the table, and serve them in your recipes! Here are several original ideas.

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  9. Oshlag Distillery
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    Oshlag Distillery

    Provincial pride. Since 2016, the Montreal distillery (and brewery) has made a name for itself through its standout products. A touch of hibiscus with that, perhaps?

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    Noroi Distillery

    In Saint-Hyacinthe, Jonathan Robin uses a still like no other in the world to distill alcohol with fresh aromas, using a revolutionary process.

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  11. Fjord Distillery
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    Fjord Distillery

    For the Bouchards, the creation of a distillery inspired by the boreal forest started with family tradition and a few secret stills.

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  12. Côte des Saints Distillery
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    Côte des Saints Distillery

    Heavenly distillery On a country road in Mirabel, a group of knowledgeable amateurs – unanimous in their personal investment in their company – are doing everything they can to deliver high-quality spirits

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