Canada Day Release - Maple Moonshine
Canada Day is July 1st each year in Canada and it recognises the day that the British North American Act of 1867 came into effect, which united the four provinces of Canada at the time. It is recognised as our date of independence from Britain and each year it's celebrated with parties and fireworks.
Being Canadian, it's an auspicious day for us to launch our Maple Moonshine.
We made our Maple Moonshine by creating our Original Moonshine and diluting it with part water and part Grade 'A' Canadian maple syrup. We brought it down to our standard 50%abv/100proof level for a full moonshine experience.
It's sweet, but not overly sweet, and it's great to sip on and great to mix. Here are a couple of ideas:
- Drink it straight
- Add it to an Old Fashioned
- Put some on ice cream
- Got snow? Put snow in a cone and top with Maple Moonshine
- Add on top of any dessert
This Canada Day, we're also going to mourn at the discovery of a mass child gravesite of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, and the 751 children found at the former Marieval Indian Residential School gravesite in Saskatchewan.
Residential school are an awful wound in Canada's long history of poor indigenous relations, and they span over 150 years of Canadian history, with the last one only being closed in 1997.
We will definitely have these children, their families, and their communities in our mind and hearts this week as we reflect.