Eau Claire Distillery, Alberta, Canada’s first craft distillery, recently announced the launch of a Collector’s Edition of its popular Rupert’s Whisky in partnership with the Calgary Flames.
The Collector’s Edition Rupert’s Whisky is said to honor both Eau Claire Distillery and the Calgary Flames’ commitment to local community spirit. The whisky is made in Alberta, crafted from barley and carefully distilled and blended into Rupert’s Whisky.
“This Collector’s Edition of Rupert’s Whisky marks an incredible partnership with southern Alberta’s favourite hockey team, the Calgary Flames,” said David Farran, founder of Eau Claire Distillery, in a prepared statement. “With this collaboration, we celebrate our hometown team, community and local Alberta industry with one fantastic product.”
The bottle is noted as being an iconic testament to the hockey team with the Saddledome as its background, and complete with Flames-red foil and classic Calgary Flames logo.
Rupert’s Collector’s Edition Whisky is non-chill filtered, has no artificial caramel coloring and uses what’s said to be some of Eau Claire’s best whisky barrels. The product has a balance of flavors and is described as perfect for mixing or enjoying on its own, neat, or on ice.
The whisky is 40% alcohol by volume and can be purchased exclusively through Eau Claire Distillery at its online store, Calgary Farmers’ Market and the Distillery’s Tasting Room in Turner Valley, Alberta. It retails for around $40 CAD.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.