15 Incredible Whisky Cocktails You’re Sure to Fall For

We partnered with talented Ontario bartenders to create this autumn-inspired whisky cocktail collection.
    

Evelyn Chick

Founder of Evelyn Chick Projects & Regional Beverage Director, Donnelly Group

Evelyn Chick

A Certified Specialist of Spirits, WSET-certified sommelier and founder of Evelyn Chick Projects, Evelyn wears many hats as a global cocktail competition champion, bar and beverage director for the Donnelly Group, and online cocktail and spirits educator.

My November

My November

“Crown Royal’s rich blend of aged whiskies, complemented with local honey and sweet vermouth, is the perfect fall drink with earth, spice and woodsy notes.”

Crown Royal Whisky

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Meghan Krys

Co-Owner of Barkeep, Thunder Bay

Meghan Krys

Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Meghan is a veteran of the service industry and currently runs a beautiful cocktail bar in the heart of Thunder Bay.

Honey Club

Honey Club

“Canadian Club is the perfect spirit for this special cocktail. Its deep, smooth flavour is highlighted beautifully by Ontario pear juice and a touch of local honey.”

Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old

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Alex Pearce

 Owner of Parkdale neighbourhood bar Superfly in Toronto

Alex Pearce

Alex grew up in the Caribbean, and the influences and flavours of his home brighten his cocktails.

Sweater Weather & Lost Passport

Sweater Weather & Lost Passport

“Bright Ontario cranberries add a tart, fruit-forward accent to peated Scotch’s go-to fall flavours of smoke and vanilla in this cocktail.

“In my Lost Passport cocktail, Ontario rye gets a boost of spice with local sumac, and fresh sage adds an herbal element to the bitter Ontario IPA.”

Johnnie Walker Red Label

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Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky

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Christina Veira

Founder of Side Duties Consulting & Director of Programming for Toronto Cocktail Week

Christina Veira

Named by Imbibe magazine as one of the people who will shape the way you drink in 2019, Christina has a reputation that is undeniably well-deserved. Recently, Christina co-curated the Bar & Beverage pavilion at the Restaurants Canada Show and Speed Rack Canada.

Twenty Mile Mule & Elora Highball

Twenty Mile Mule & Elora Highball

“Ripe Ontario plums give backbone to a playful Mule-meets-punch that showcases the allspice notes of this premium Canadian rye.”

“Local Icewine adds rich honey-raisin notes to this aromatic twist on a classic scotch-and-tonic. Cranberry bitters round out this Highball, adding a taste of autumn.”

Alberta Premium Whisky

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Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky

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Maleeha Ghani

Bartender at Black Dog Tavern, Kingston

Maleeha Ghani

Originally from Ottawa, Maleeha is a bartender who now lives in the beautiful limestone city of Kingston. Her favourite cocktail is a Negroni, and she hopes to one day own her own cocktail bar.

Autumn Sangria & Treasures of Northumberland County

Autumn Sangria & Treasures of Northumberland County

“Whisky and Ontario red wine? It’s a match in this fall-inspired riff on sangria.”

“Ontario-grown saffron gives this special-occasion twist on a Whisky Sour its rich fall-ready hue.”

Seagrams V.O. Whisky

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Grant’s Family Reserve Scotch Whisky

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Jayson Frederick

General manager of Atari, Ottawa

Jayson Frederick

Of Caribbean descent, Jayson perfected his craft in B.C. before returning to Ottawa to take it to new heights. He believes in creativity with no limits and says there’s no such thing as “that doesn't go with that.”

Don’t Rush

Don’t Rush

“Wiser’s Deluxe has just the right complexity for this spiced reimagining of the classic Gold Rush cocktail.”

J.P. Wiser's Deluxe

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Chris Cruz

Bartender at Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto

Chris Cruz

Chris is a bartender at Glad Day Bookshop — Canada’s first and the oldest queer bookstore worldwide. They enjoy crafting and exploring cocktails, especially ones made with whisky.

Raisin’ the Bar & Butter Tart Dream

Raisin’ the Bar & Butter Tart Dream

“This butter tart–inspired take on the classic Old Fashioned is a tribute to the warm, tart and fruity harvest flavours of Ontario.”

“Smooth yet spirit-forward, this cold-weather cocktail’s butter tart delights and complementary flavours will make you feel right at home.”

Jameson Irish Whiskey

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J.P. Wiser's Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail

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Stan Reyes

Bar Manager at Datsun, Ottawa

Stan Reyes

Stan grew up in Thornhill, Ont., and later moved to Ottawa, where he established himself as a leader in the craft cocktail movement for his palate, artistry and playful use of spirits.

Scotch Old Fashioned & Crown Royal Apple

Scotch Old Fashioned & Crown Royal Apple

“This riff on a classic Old Fashioned, with its fall-inspired notes of maple, ginger and clove, sings in perfect harmony with Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch.”

“This play on a Whisky Sour conjures an autumn day, walking through fallen leaves and picking crisp Gala apples.”

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch Whisky

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Crown Royal Apple

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Kyle-Andrew Ferreira

Bartender, Chef and Co-owner of Bar Sazerac, Hamilton

Kyle-Andrew Ferreira

Pull up a stool at Kyle-Andrew’s bar, and you’ll discover he loves sharing his passion for cocktails with anyone who would like to learn.

How I Got to Minden & When I Fall

How I Got to Minden & When I Fall

“Nutty, sweet and smoky, Jack Daniel’s brings all that depth of flavour to my How I Got to Minden cocktail.”

“Embrace the season with a crisp apple-infused sipper, like my original When I Fall cocktail.”

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

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Jack Daniel's Apple

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