Kitchen: Cottage Mill Pepper Mills 🍁

Name: Cottage Mill Pepper Mills

Products: Pepper mills made from fallen branches

Manufactured in: Canada

Where to buy: Online or at select retailers

Website: camlaversdesigns.com/collections/all/mill

Canadian owned: Yes

This is a beautiful product, and we found it as a result of a very nice email we received a few days ago:

“I was driving around country roads today, looking for naturally fallen tree branches to make my pepper mills, and heard the CBC bit on your web site.
Good on ya!
I make pepper and salt mills from, yes, naturally fallen tree branches.”

 

Food: Nuts to You 🍁

Name: Nuts to You

Products: Nut butters (peanut, almond, etc.)

Manufactured in: Paris, Ontario

Where to buy: Online shops, certain retailers

Website: www.satau.ca/en/our-products/nuts-to-you/?

Canadian owned: Yes

This Paris-based, family-owned company seems to keep a pretty low profile corporately, but their products can be found across the country. They make organic nut and seed butters (see the range here).

Liquor: Glen Breton Rare Canadian Single Malt Whisky 🍁

Name: Glen Breton

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Glenora, Nova Scotia

Where to buy: LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: glenoradistillery.com/glenora-whiskey

Canadian Owned: Yes

Glen Breton is known as the first distillery in North America to produce a single malt whisky, and is the first distillery to age its whisky in ice wine casks, a practice that is now being copied by huge international brands such as Glenfiddich.

Liquor: Crown Royal 📈

Name: Crown Royal Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Gimli, Manitoba

Where to buy: LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: crownroyal.ca

Canadian owned: No (owned by British alcohol giant Diageo)

Crown Royal is household name here in Canada, and is also the top-selling Canadian Whisky in the United States. The brand took a huge leap forward when Crown Royal Northern Harvest scored 97.5 marks out of 100 and was named the best whisky in the world by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible in 2016.

Liquor: Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky 🍁

Name: Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Ontario

Where to buy: LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: corby.ca/brands/Lot40

Canadian owned: Yes

Generally regarded by whisky lovers as the best new whiskies to come out of Canada in recent memory, Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky and Lot No. 40 Cask Strength Canadian Whisky are attracting the attention of the world and selling out across Canada. Lot No. 40 is owned by the wholly Canadian Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., the majority shareholder of Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, so you can feel proud knowing that it is a Canadian owned and made whisky that is winning the hearts of the international whisky community.

Liquor: Prince Igor Vodka 📈

Name: Prince Igor Vodka

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Grimsby, Ontario

Where to buy: LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Canadian owned: No, owned by Campari Group (Italy)

A smooth, flavourful vodka that is as at home on the rocks as it is in your favourite cocktail. Prince Igor Vodka offers triple distilled and quadruple distilled varieties depending on your taste.

Liquor: Forty Creek Whisky 📈

Name: Forty Creek

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Grimsby, Ontario

Where to buy: On-site at the Forty Creek Distillery, LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: fortycreekwhisky.com

Canadian owned: No, owned by Campari Group (Italy)

Founded in Grimsby, ON in 1992, Forty Creek produces whiskies that routinely win double gold and gold medals at numerous international tasting competitions and are rated the #1 best tasting Canadian whiskies. In 2007, Forty Creek founder John Hall was recognized by Malt Advocate Magazine as “Pioneer of the Year”, and was the first and only Canadian whisky maker to receive such a prestigious award for his outstanding whiskies.

Forty Creek was acquired by Italy’s Campari Group in 2014.

Personal Care: Deciem 🍁

Name: Deciem

Products: Skincare and beauty

Manufactured in: Canada

Where to buy: Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver and worldwide

Website: deciem.com

Canadian owned: Yes (though US giant Estee Lauder owns 28%)

Since launching in 2013, Deciem has grown explosively around the world. They have 10 different product lines and a CEO who describes himself as “screwed up” and goes by the title “Worker”. Their “The Ordinary” line has drawn huge attention for its quality at extremely affordable prices.

They source their raw materials from around the world and are owned 28% by Estee Lauder.

Snacks: Left Field Foods 🍁

Name: Left field foods

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Product: Spokes

Where to buy: Grocery stores across the country

Website: spokes.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

Spokes are made in Calgary by Left Field Foods, and are positioned as a healthier alternative to potato chips. Instead of being fried, this potato-based snack is air-puffed, misted with sunflower oil and flavoured.

Tools: Rolgear ratcheting screwdrivers 🍁

Name: Rolgear

Products: Ratcheting screwdrivers

Manufactured in: Ashcroft, BC

Where to buy: Lee Valley Tools, Home Hardware, online

Website: www.rolgear.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Rolgear manufactures a full line of ratcheting screwdrivers. If you’ve ever used a ratchet or ratcheting screwdriver, you know they tend to be loud. Rolgear’s founder, Robert Suter, invented a patented silent and smooth ratcheting system. The ratcheting system is warranted for life.