And in our final segment, we will be welcoming Whitney Rorison to the show. Whitney is the Hospitality Manager for Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers. This is a small family owned distillery located in NOTL. They chose to be there for its proximity to incredible fresh, local ingredients. Dillon’s uses 100% Niagara grapes for their vodka. They grow their own herbs and botanicals and have won many awards for their range of spirits and bitters. A great story, fabulous products and delicious cocktails.
Celebrating local summer bounty and bubbly and masterly crafted small batch spirits!
We are in the month of August, the middle of summer. As lovers of food, great food, wine and drink, like most everybody, one our most favorite things about the summer is all the fresh,amazing local produce we get to enjoy here in Ontario.
And so today’s show is all about celebrating our summer and our fresh, local bounty. We will present a few knock out recipes, a very unique and special bubbly, and some local small batch masterly crafted spirits and cocktails.
Geoff’s fascination for spirits began early. He was highly influenced by his fathers passion for fine spirits and his worldly spirits and whisky collection.
His distilling journey began at the University of Western Ontario, where he earned honors in a double major in biology and economics. His experience only furthered as he trained abroad (in areas such as Scotland, London UK, and US) while educating himself in the art of distilling.
Eventually, Niagara lured Geoff home as the ideal place to put down some roots. Small-town friendliness, abundant fruit, a close proximity to neighbouring wineries and a well established wine culture — the region was a perfect fit