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Calgary: elderflower liqueur?

23skidoo Jul 11, 2008 06:18 PM

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?

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    kritafo Jul 11, 2008 06:35 PM

    yes I would be interested in knowing as well.

    1. maplesugar Jul 11, 2008 09:17 PM


      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 :)

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        maplesugar Jul 15, 2008 09:17 AM

        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 :)

        1. re: maplesugar
          maplesugar Jan 16, 2010 05:18 PM

          Wow I guess they were off base.... they were hoping for the end of '08 and now they're saying "early 2010" and there's nothing listed yet in AB Liquor's guide.

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        kritafo Jul 11, 2008 09:55 PM

        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.

        1. sarah galvin Jul 11, 2008 10:29 PM

          Elderflower water is available at IKEA

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          1. re: sarah galvin
            kritafo Jul 12, 2008 04:52 PM

            I would just like to find black elderberries somewhere as well. I would kill for a piece of Elderberry pie.

            I will have to pick up the elder flower water just to try thanks.

            1. re: kritafo
              anonymoose Jul 14, 2008 01:27 PM

              I've been getting Elderflower Presse from Bottlegreen (basically Elderflower soda) at some Shoppers Drug Marts, and just last week was shocked to find it at Superstore (next to the water).

              1. re: anonymoose
                John Manzo Jul 14, 2008 01:54 PM

                I was gonna say- can't you improvise with elderflower presse?

                Also- Clyde Common is amazing! As is the Ace in general. And Portland.

              2. re: kritafo
                JLM01 Jan 18, 2010 10:34 AM

                I also saw that bottle of Elderflower at Janice Beatton on 17th ave. They serve it at Farm I believe. It wasnt any more expensive than the superstore one.

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                  maplesugar Jan 18, 2010 02:08 PM

                  The original poster is looking for elderflower liqueur - Sorry I need clarification - Was it the liqueur or the water you saw at JB's and Superstore?

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                    JLM01 Jan 18, 2010 05:57 PM

                    Sorry, I was talking about the water. I haven't found the liqueur yet.

            2. thew Jul 12, 2008 05:16 PM

              it can be bought from several online liquor stores

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                kritafo Jul 12, 2008 08:40 PM

                Maybe you could share a link that ships to Canada,
                Thanks kindly

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                  belljanet Jan 16, 2010 07:47 AM

                  Did you ever find out if anyone sells elderberries in canada? I'd like to make a liqueur with them.

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