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Gibson’s Finest Canadian Whisky Spring Drinks

After a long winter, the snow has finally melted and it’s time to shake off that winter slumber and get outside on the green for some good, old fashioned Springtime Sun with your finest friends. Dive into the season’s most awaited traditions, from weekends at the cottage to fun rounds of golf, and from relaxed afternoons on the porch to the season’s first backyard BBQ. Regardless of how you chose to enjoy the outdoor season, make it one for the ages by raising a glass with Gibson’s Finest Canadian Whisky

Enjoy traditional Spring activities as you savour Gibson’s by the green in refreshing mixed drinks to match the season’s energy. Have a Gibson’s & Ginger for easy sipping at the cottage. Indulge in the bold flavours of the Bold Fashioned for a day out golfing with the boys. For relaxed afternoons on the porch, try the Sterling Sour, a Gibson’s Finest twist on the classic. Lastly, serve the refreshing Gibson’s Sunshine Tea for the season’s first backyard BBQ get-together. 

Gibson’s Finest is one for the ages. Canadian whiskies are only required to be aged for three years, a requirement that Gibson’s Finest exceeds to achieve its refined flavour and distinct character. The Gibson’s Finest Canadian whisky range includes 4 variants that ensure there is a flavour profile to suit every taste palate, ranging from sweet and silky to vibrant with vanilla. The four variants include Gibson’s Finest Sterling, Gibson’s Finest Bold 8 Year Old, Gibson’s Finest Rare 12 Year Old, and Gibson’s Finest Venerable 18 Year Old. 

Here are a few spring-inspired drink recipes made with Gibson’s Finest Canadian Whisky:

Gibson’s & Ginger


  • 2 oz. Gibson’s Finest Sterling 
  • 6 oz. ginger ale


Pour Gibson’s Finest Sterling into a rocks glass, add 2-3 ice cubes and top off with ginger ale. Garnish with a lime wedge and toast to the ages.

Gibson’s By The Green: Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky Launches Spring Serves For Celebrating The Season

Bold Fashioned


  • 2 oz. Gibson’s Finest Bold 
  • 11⁄2 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters 
  • Orange zest (garnish) 


Place ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish by expressing orange peel around glass and place inside. Raise your glass to the age of classics.

Gibson’s By The Green: Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky Launches Spring Serves For Celebrating The Season

Sterling Sour


  • 2 oz. Gibson’s Finest Sterling 
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white (optional) 


Add ingredients to a shaker and dry shake for 30 seconds without ice. Add ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain over ice into a rocks glass and savour a flavour for the ages. 

Gibson’s By The Green: Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky Launches Spring Serves For Celebrating The Season

Gibson’s Sunshine Tea


  • 2 oz. Gibson’s Finest Rare 
  • 4 oz. iced tea
  • 2 oz. lemonade 


1.    Fill your glass with ice. 

2.    Add Gibson’s Finest Rare, iced tea, and lemonade. Stir well and garnish with fresh lemon slices. 

Gibson’s By The Green: Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky Launches Spring Serves For Celebrating The Season

Tasting Notes

Gibson’s Finest Sterling Canadian Whisky

The making of Gibson’s Finest Sterling is a process requiring both patience and uncommon craftsmanship. Master blenders use a unique blend of aged whiskies to create a harmonious, well-balanced Canadian whisky.Masterfully distilled, tenderly aged and blended to perfection. The combination of these aged whiskies results in a superior blend with a unique smooth taste. Gibson’s Finest Sterling offers consumers a superior quality whisky that appeals to both entry level drinkers as well as everyday connoisseurs. 

NOSE: Sweet and fruity. Mild and slightly caramel notes evolve into sweet lemon candy. 

PALATE: Creamy with subtle fruity and citrus notes with hints of vanilla, walnut and black pepper. 

FINISH: Medium-bodied finish, of peppery spice and soft caramel notes. 

Gibson’s Finest Bold 8 Year Old Canadian Whisky

We stay true to the time-honoured method of making whisky the right way: we age it longer for better taste. Gibson’s Finest Bold is a smooth, full bodied whisky that dares to be different. Aged for 8 years and 92 Proof, Gibson’s Finest Bold shines brightest when mixed with cola. 

NOSE: Vibrant vanilla sweetness with light aromas of maple and delicate oak notes, and hints of fruits and spice.

PALATE: Rich and sweet with a bold rich rye character on the palate.

FINISH: Full-bodied complemented by delicious sweetness and a long, lingering finish.

Gibson’s Finest Rare 12 Year Old Canadian Whisky:

Master blenders use a unique blend of aged whiskies, the youngest of which is twelve years old, to create a harmonious, well-balanced Canadian whisky. Gibson’s Finest Rare 12 Year Old is one of the few whiskies possessing a guarantee of ageing so you can always be sure you are enjoying a smooth, exceptional 12 year old Canadian whisky. Gibson’s Finest Rare 12 Year Old is a truly remarkable Canadian whisky that is renowned for its sophisticated character, extraordinary smoothness and outstanding flavour. 

NOSE: Fruity with subtle oaky notes. Aromas of caramel custard and butterscotch with a fruity-finished nose. 

PALATE: Sweet and silky, with citrus zest, oaky notes, spiced white pepper and hints of zesty ginger. A full bodied and creamy mouthfeel, with toffee notes and caramelized sugar. 

FINISH: Medium to long, warm and peppery, with some sweetness on the finish.

Gibson’s Finest Venerable 18 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Gibson’s Finest Venerable 18 Year Old is an elegant and sophisticated blend of rare 18 Year Old Canadian whiskies that is offered in limited edition. It is sweetly aromatic and rich in character. With a uniquely long velvety finish, this superbly distinctive whisky provides a rewarding experience for discerning rye connoisseurs.

NOSE: Scents of pine sawdust, with loads of oak and the luxurious sweet fragrances of vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Rich yet dry, with lots of spicy rye, fruity rye and dusty rye. A generic sweet rye fruitiness with a contrasting whiff of green wood.

PALATE: The first sip is rich in caramel, toffee, vanilla, and fresh sweet corn until spicy oak and hints of pepper turn quite hot on the tongue. Rich and oaky. After 18 years in wood, an initial flurry of cedar and fresh sawdust resolves into a fragrant base for a whole range of rich and flavourful delicacies.

FINISH: Medium finish. Hot and spicy with fading pepper and zesty bitter lemon. Loads of wood and rye spices, then some sweet fruitiness towards the end.