The inspiration for Sage Advice started on the island of Corsica where I first tasted Mirto Liqueur. It’s a traditional drink infused with Myrtle berries, which grow wild across the rugged hillsides.
When I came back to the Okanagan I realized that we have wonderfully aromatic wild sage growing in the local hills. I first tried infusing the sage in sherry, which produced a very aromatic drink with a fruit-like sweetness.
Shortly after, I happened to read “Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram” by the Scottish author Iain Banks. In his book, Banks described how wild herbs were used to make the whiskey liqueur Drambuie. This inspired me to start experimenting with sage and honey in a whiskey base, while slowly adding a mix of botanicals to add complexity.
After four years of experiments and many tastings with friends and family, an initial run of 164 bottles was completed!
Sage Advice Whisky Liqueur is a 35% Alc.Vol. Single Malt Liqueur using spirit distilled at the Dubh Glas Distillery in the South Okanagan from 100% British Columbia malted barley.
This whisky liqueur celebrates the complex aromas of local wild sage and wildflower honey, together with zestful citrus and rich spices.
375ml bottles are presently available only at the Dubh Glas Distillery for $37.50. Limited supply.
To learn more about the Dubh Glas Distillery click here.