Happy Hour: The 3 Grappas of Christmas

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In ‘Spirit’ of the Holidays, our resident mixologist Alex has created 3 new Grappa cocktails, one more potent than the next! We invite you to quit being a Scrooge about Grappa, and give them a try!



Grappa of Christmas Past – Sweet & tart, easy to drink
1.5oz Tawse Riesling La Pressatura
1/2oz Tawse Vermouth
1/2oz Lime Juice
1/2oz Pink Peppercorn & Anise Syrup
2oz Grapefruit Juice
Few dashes Tawse Orange Bitters
Star Anise pods for garnish


Grappa of Christmas Present – Spicy & warm, with a kick
1oz Tawse Gewurztraminer La Pressatura
1oz Green Chartreuse
1/2oz Lime Juice
Bar Spoon of Honey
Few dashes Tawse Aromatic Bitters
Cinnamon Stick for garnish


Grappa of Christmas Yet to Come – Boozy & sultry, the perfect nightcap
1oz Tawse Pinot Noir La Pressatura
1/2oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
Cocktail Cherry for garnish


Choose wisely!
Merry Christmas from the Tawse Team

Holiday Hours

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December 24th ❄ 11am-3pm
December 25th ❄ CLOSED
December 26th ❄ CLOSED

December 31st ❄ 11am-3pm
January 1st ❄ CLOSED

Please refer to our Social Media pages for any closures due to weather.


Have a safe and happy Holiday season! Take care of friends and neighbours, and always #SUPPORTLOCAL


The Tawse Team

Wine Align 2020 – Top 10 in Canada

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WINE ALIGN 2020 Guide to Canada’s Best Wines: TOP TEN CATEGORIES


TOP 10 CAB FRANC
Tawse 2017 Growers Blend Cabernet Franc
Tawse 2016 Laundy Cabernet Franc

TOP 10 CHARDONNAY
Tawse 2016 Quarry Road Chardonnay
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Tawse 2018 Sketches Chardonnay

TOP 10 RIESLING
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Tawse 2017 Limestone North Riesling
Tawse 2019 Carly’s Riesling

TOP 10 SPARKLING
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Tawse 2017 Spark Rose
Tawse 2016 Spark Blend

TOP 10 GAMAY NOIR
Tawse 2018 Cherry Gamay

TOP 10 SAUVIGNON BLANC
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Tawse 2019 Growers Blend Sauvignon Blanc

TOP 10 PINOT GRIS
Tawse 2019 Lawrie Pinot Gris

TOP 10 PINOT NOIR
Tawse 2017 Quarry Road Pinot Noir

TOP 10 ROSÉ
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Tawse 2019 Cherry Avenue Rosé

TOP 10 RED BLENDS
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Tawse 2016 Meritage

TOP 10 SYRAH
Tawse 2018 Guy Lafleur Syrah

TOP 10 OTHER
Tawse 2013 Chardonnay Icewine

Happy Hour: Creepy Vodka Cran

By | Cocktails

CREEPY VODKA CRAN

Developed by A. Drumm
Get in the Hallowe’en SPIRIT  👻 with this twist on the classic.

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2 oz Tawse Vodka
½ oz Tawse Vermouth
2 oz real Cranberry juice
1 oz Apple Cider
¾ oz Rosemary Syrup (We love KVAS Cran Rosemary!)
2 dashes Tawse Barrel Aged Bitters
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Combine in a cocktail shaker over ice, shake thoroughly and strain into a glass fit for Lestat. Dry ice optional, but always appreciated.

HALLOWE’EN CONTEST! Tag #TAWSESPIRITS on social media when posting a photo of your Hallowe’en costume and spooky drink of choice for a chance to win a bottle of Tawse Vodka! We’ll pick our favourite at the end of the weekend. (02/11/2020)

Happy Hour: Whisky Peach Sour

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TAWSE WHISKY PEACH SOUR

Developed by A. Drumm

Developed in celebration of our new Canadian Whisky release, this light and frothy drink is tart & full of flavour, yet delicate and intriguing.

2 oz. Tawse Canadian Whisky
2 oz. peach ginger simple syrup*
2 dashes Tawse Aromatic Bitters
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 egg white

Place ingredients into cocktail shaker, without ice, shake.
Add ice then shake again. Strain into coupe glass, and garnish with fresh peach slice!

Peach Ginger Simple Syrup

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
2 peaches, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

Bring to a boil and reduce. Strain through cheesecloth

Happy Hour: Grappa-cino

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Grappa-cino

2oz Pinot Noir La Pressatura
1/2oz Simple Syrup
1/2oz Disaronno
1 shot of freshly made espresso

Combine ingredients over ice in cocktail shaker, shake VERY well, pour into a chilled martini or coupe glass.
Garnish with espresso beans, and enjoy!
For a bit more sweetness and an intriguing flavour, add 1oz of Maple Syrup in lieu of Simple Syrup.

 

Happy Hour: Heard It Through The Grapevine

By | Cocktails

Heard It Through the Grapevine

Developed by L.Lefko

An original cocktail made for summer, The Grapevine combines a bunch of our favourite warm-weather drinks at Tawse. A little bit o’ this, a little bit o’ that….and you’ve got something that looks like it’s been plucked straight off the vine! —

Gamay Ice Sphere
While you can use any size ice-tray, we love the look of the sphere!
1 Part Water: 2 Parts Tawse Gamay Noir
Freeze for longer than normal ice (the wine will take a bit to freeze!)
We used this Ice Sphere Tray from Peak https://wandpdesign.com/products/sphe…

1oz Simple Syrup
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1oz Tawse Gin
Gently bruise 2 fresh basil leaves for a hint of fresh flavour
If you LOVE basil, you can also muddle one in the glass before adding ingredients.
Add a few Blackberries for a boozy treat after you’ve finished your drink.
Finish the cocktail off with some S.Pellegrino for some refreshing bubbles! We love the Cherry/Pomegranate flavour.

Happy Hour: Taste of Tawse

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TASTE OF TAWSE

A Tawse twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, this recipe incorporates everything that makes Tawse Winery & Distillery special.

Tawse Gin to represent our future, Tawse Spark to represent our beginnings, & Tawse Vermouth to represent the union of the two. Tying it all together are Tawse Lavender Bitters represent the beautiful place we call home.

1oz Tawse Dry Gin
1/2oz Tawse Vermouth⁠
1/4oz KVAS Lavender Jasmine Simple Syrup
1/4oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 dashes of Tawse Lavender Bitters
A splash of Tawse Spark Blend
Garnish with lemon for extra spritz or lavender for a great visual

2019 National Wine Awards of Canada: 1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 13 Silver, 11 Bronze

By | Awards

PLATINUM

2015 Meritage

GOLD

2016 Sketches Riesling

SILVER

2014 Merlot Laundry
2015 Growers Blend Cabernet Franc
2016 Cabernet Franc David’s Block
2016 Cabernet Franc Laundry
2016 Wine Club Red Blend
2017 Gamay Noir Redfoot
2016 Riesling Carly’s Block
2017 Riesling Limestone Ridge North
2017 Riesling Quarry Road, Vinemount Ridge
2014 Sparkling Blanc de Noirs Laundry Vineyard,
2016 Spark Blend
2017 Riesling Sparkling Limestone Ridge Spark
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine

BRONZE

2015 Cabernet Franc Laundry
2015 Cabernet Franc Redfoot Vineyard
2015 Merlot Laundry Vineyard
2016 Cabernet Franc Redfoot Vineyard
2017 Gamay Noir Cherry Avenue Vineyard
2016 Chardonnay Sketches
2016 Riesling Limestone Ridge- North
2016 Wine Club Chardonnay, Vinemount Ridge
2017 Chardonnay Estate
2017 Chardonnay Robyn’s Block
Tawse Cider, Ontario