Hounds Vodka (39.75$)
This vodka is perfect for your loved one that can’t help but still quote Daria and often jokes about how he likes his coffee as dark as their soul. Produced from high-quality cereals, this vodka is the result of three distillations and two filtrations. The use of charcoal in its ingredients and the filtration process gives this vodka its particular colour. There is a hint of vanilla and citrus flavours and it is the only black vodka on the shelves. Looking for cocktails to try with it? Browse their delicious options, such as a take on a classic Old Fashioned.
La Traversée at Bota Bota
It’s not that often that you think about going to a spa for something other than some well-deserved relaxation time. Well, it might be about to change thanks to Bota Bota’s gastronomic restaurant La Traversée. They just launched their brand new menu for the cold season, inspired by a mix between the Provencal region and Quebec and created by their chef, Rita-Adèle Beaulieu. These star dishes are composed of almost all local ingredients obtained from responsible and sustainable sourcing.
Midsummer Solstice Hendrick’s Gin (59.75$)
Created by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, Midsummer Solstice is a tribute to the sensory powers of the Midsummer Solstice, when botanicals are believed to be at their most powerful. Similar to Hendrick’s original, this new expression has some post-distillation modifications. After distillation, it is “infused with natural flavours and floral essences.” With pleasant floral notes, Midsummer Solstice’s finish has gentle spice, mild pine and leaves the palate fresh with a taste that reminds you of those violet mint candies.
Hidden on the first floor of the William-Notman building, Cafe OSMO offers a nice selection of pastries and sandwiches, as well as coffee sourced from Anchored Coffee. Owned by the non-profit OSMO Foundation, this coffeeshop wants to serve as a pulse point for entrepreneurs, developers, as well as the general public. A pretty terrace, set up at the back of the café, it is a veritable oasis of tranquillity in the middle of the city. In the summer, it serves as a venue for shows and also contains a garden to grow vegetables.