When in Manila, experience the spirit of the North with the newest premium gin to hit local bars in the metro! For those who prefer venturing into unchartered liquor territory, appease your wanderlust with a unique alcohol blend brewed straight from the Canadian north.
Ungava is one of Canada’s premier gins, and takes its name from Ungava Bay, found in the northern regions of Canada.
Now Ungava has finally brought its Nordic charm and flavor to our shores, which I bet would surely be a nice way to switch up your next night out.
We were invited to the launch of Ungava gin at Imperial Ice Bar to get a taste of what one of Canada’s premium gins has to offer. Let me tell you that despite the freezing temperatures of the venue, our night was nothing short of hot! Notable Canadian mixologist Joshua Groom set the pace for the night’s festivities by crafting an array of his signature cocktails all infused with Ungava gin. As most Filipinos are more partial to cocktails than having their drinks on the rocks, it’s quite crucial to see how Ungava gin would fare as part of our favorite local mixes.
Ungava gin cocktail mixes crafted by Canadian mixologist Joshua Groom
I love how Ungava gin creates the perfect base to complement the taste of other cocktail elements, yet manage to bring out its own unique flavor as well. One can surely note Ungava gin’s distinct character; each sip echoes the unique blend of Nordic Juniper, with Crowberry, Wild Rose Hip, Cloudberry and Arctic Blend. Ungava gin’s unmistakable amber color, which is a quite unusual color for gin, is a product of the combination of rare botanicals and tea leaves native to the arctic region. The result is a fruity and spicy yet subtle concoction that goes down smooth and is high on flavor. Its robust aroma makes an ideal accompaniment for even the most basic of cocktail mixes, and offers something new for the palate of Manila’s liquor connoisseurs.
Ungava gin is available at Imperial Ice Bar at the Fort, Distillery and Draft Gastro Pub outlets, Beso at Bonifacio High Street, and Duty Free Philippines.