Recently we went on a bit of a Toronto Booze Hound pub crawl in the west end. We hit up a bunch of great places that I am sure we will talk about soon but one of the great spots we hit up was Toronto Distillery Co.
While there we had a great conversation and we were shown some of the interesting upcoming products. We also got a chance to taste their Beet Spirit – a totally organic spirit made from nothing but beets and hard work.
We were told that they rented out a piece of organic farm land to grow the sugar beets just for this spirit. I must admit it was a smart gamble they made.
The beet spirit sits at 40% and can only be purchased at Toronto Distillery Co in the Junction. It cost’s $39.50 for a 375ml bottle.
Appearance: Completely clear. Looks like water. Filtered.
Aroma: Fresh beets, lots of earthiness. Smells like a farm. Sweet.
Taste: Very sweet. Less earthy. Very bright and light on the tongue. Light dirt flavour late in the taste. Fresh apples and coffee come in at the end.
Aftertaste: Earthy and long.
Overall: This drink is a bit of a journey. The earthy smell then the light mouth feel and sweet taste surprise. Its very pleasant.