Calgary: elderflower liqueur?
I had some great cocktails a few weeks ago at a place called Clyde Common in Portland (ground floor in the Ace Hotel). Once of them had a gin, lime juice and elderflower liqueur. I've been trying to find this in Calgary - has anyone seen it for sale anywhere?
This sweet and seductive 40-proof liqueur, newly available in the United States, can be mixed into cocktails, blended with wine or enjoyed straight from the bottle. The elderflower blossom produces a flavor comparable to lychee with a hint of pear.
Funny I sent them a note as well, but I did find the above in a Wine Quarterly newsletter.
I did a quick search and didn't come up with Elderflower Liqueur or St-Germain on the AGLC site and the St-Germain site only lists US locations in there "where to buy" I sent them an email about Canadian distribution - if I receive anything I'll post here :)
The reply from St-Germain:
"Thanks for your interest in St-Germain! We are in the process of expanding distribution to Canada. We’re hoping to be available by the end of 2008.
Thank you for your patience—we will follow up with you when we have more information on stores near you that will carry St-Germain.
Katie and your friends at St-Germain"
...so soon, but not yet :)