Guide to Cocktailing members, hello!
You may have noticed this month the box looks a little different without all the paper, but we promise you're still getting the quality knowledge, goodies and experience, all with a smaller carbon footprint!
As any good business that is part of a community of people, we need to adapt and change to make sure we're serving people the best we can. We've made some changes to the way our subscription programs are delivered to you and have made them more affordable, accessible and simple, all while still providing a curated cocktailing experience.
Below you'll find the October newsletter.
STILLS, SPIRITS & WORDS FROM THE WISE
Top Shelf Distillers is so thrilled to bring you our first ever SOJU!
We're so thrilled about our first release from our co-op educational program, Top Shelf Bootcamp!
For those that are unfamiliar with Soju, the name translates to "burned liquor", first syllable referring to the heat of distillation, and the second syllable referring to "alcoholic drink". It is typically treated like vodka in cocktail recipes but is usually served very chilled, neat or over ice. We've been told our Soju doesn't have a strong taste of alcohol, is very unique and easily drinkable.
Our Soju has a very broad spectrum and will pair well with a lot of different taste profiles. It's like a happy middle ground between vodka and gin as it has a creamy mouth feel, with a fruit forward taste complemented by an unexpected floral background (not like rose floral, more acidic and citrusy) but easily can be drank straight with no aggressive alcohol bite.The lingering taste is really surprising and pleasant, like eating a fresh peach or citrusy fruit, ripe and enjoyable. Our Soju could replace vodka or gin in any sweet/floral/neutral cocktail recipe.
If you're interested in learning more, check out our Top Shelf Soju Guide!
PAYING IT FORWARD
Our mission at Top Shelf Distillers is to leave the world better than we found it and that includes inspiring the minds of tomorrow. We're so excited to announce our Top Shelf Bootcamp program which fosters an environment of entreOur summer semester students have produced, from concept to completion, a traditional Korean-inspired Soju. We had such a wonderful turn out at our launch for this product and program. Thanks so much to everyone who joined us! And a big congratulations to Brenna and Barry for creating this delightful beverage. We're excited to see what the future holds for Top Shelf Bootcamp!
Brenna & Barry were our summer students that conceptualized and created our Top Shelf Soju!
STAYING IN THE KNOW
As we grow as a business and community, we're doing our best to help Mother Nature along the way. We'll be making some major changes to the way our subscription programs are structured and delivered to reduce waste and increase sustainable and regenerative practices by keeping the program more local and reducing steps in the supply chain. If you have any suggestions or feedback for us, please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can better serve you!
Have a question? Email us or give us a call at 613-201-3333 ext 2 any time.
That's all for this month folks! Remember to drink responsibility.
Until next month! Happy Mixing! 🥂🍹🍸