Spirit of
the Canadian North
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Ungava Canadian Premium Gin originates in the northern frontier where the vast Canadian tundra meets icy seas.

Its particular aroma can be traced
back to six rare botanicals, native to
the Arctic region, from which it is made.
Handpicked in the wild during
the fleeting summer season, then infused
the traditional way, they are handcrafted
into an authentic gin with a unique taste
to the delight of adventurous amateurs
and connoisseurs alike.

DISCOVER UNGAVA
Towards
the Open Water

Adorned by a brilliant mantle of ice and snow for nearly nine months of the year, Ungava is a place of incredible beauty whose splendour is heightened by the celestial light show of the aurora borealis and the immensity of its landscapes. These include deep valleys that shelter majestic waterways, countless lakes of astounding clarity, teeming wildlife, and ice floes that drift silently towards the open water of the northern seas.

The unique climate of this region produces the six rare botanicals that give Ungava Canadian Premium Gin its particular aroma and colouring.

Original Recipe, Traditional Craftsmanship

This magnificent land has been home to the Inuit people and their ancestors for thousands of years. Still nomadic two generations ago, the Inuit have settled in villages along the coast or at the river deltas where, every summer, they continue to hunt, fish and harvest the precious gifts of the tundra before the onset of another long, hard winter.

With total respect for the environment and Inuit traditions, the rare plants and berries that impart a unique bouquet to Ungava gin are delicately picked and selected by hand. For many years gin was a favourite tipple of explorers, gold prospectors and trappers in Canada, prized for its reputed medicinal qualities. With Ungava gin, an original recipe is produced in a traditional way: Nordic juniper, wild rose hips, cloudberry, crowberry, arctic blend and Labrador tea are naturally steeped until the gin takes on its complex flavour and distinctive sunny hue.

Inside every glass of this gin there breathes a little of the Ungava Peninsula.

From the Arctic Tundra to Its Contemporary Bottle

Connoisseurs will appreciate the mellow character of this 100% natural gin, which is surprising considering its alcoholic strength of 43.1%. The rare botanicals of the Ungava tundra, steeped in the traditional way, release their natural colour and aromas to yield a gin that is exquisitely well-balanced.

Resolutely contemporary in design, the Ungava bottle offers a sleek shape and clean-cut lines, with thick, pristine glass that highlights the striking natural yellow colour of the gin while evoking the purity of arctic ice. The bottle also features Inuktitut, the Inuit language, and its unique script.

Whether enjoyed on the rocks or in a cocktail, Ungava Canadian Premium Gin provides a finely crafted original blend of aroma, taste, and visual beauty that is perfect for any occasion.

UNGAVA BOTANICALS
Wild Rose Hips
Wild Rose Hips
(Oginiminaga to the Inuit)

The rose hip is the fruit of the rose plant, a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. Several species of wild roses appear throughout the Ungava region wherever there is access to direct sunlight.

Rose hips are commonly used in a variety of foods, beverages, and also in perfume. They are particularly high in vitamin C, and have been used for their medicinal benefits by many cultures including the Inuit. Wild rose hips contribute to the sweet-tart, fruity dimension of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.

Arctic Blend
Arctic Blend
(Ukiurtatuq to the Inuit)

Arctic Blend (Rhododendron subarcticum) is a close cousin of Labrador tea and also belongs to the Ericaceae family. The plant is also known as Northern Labrador tea and can be found throughout the Ungava region.

Arctic Blend resembles Labrador tea, with its straight evergreen leaves and white flowers, but in a smaller format. Its flowers, leaves, and small stems contribute to the underlying botanical base of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.

Cloudberry
Cloudberry
(Arpiqutik to the Inuit)

Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) is a plant of the Rosaceae family. It is also known as bakeapple and knotberry. It grows in damp areas near water such as bogs or marshes.

The plant's white flowers form fruit that resemble amber-coloured raspberries which are popular for making jam. Tea made from cloudberry leaves has been used as a herbal medicine since ancient times. Cloudberry enriches the flavour and colour of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.

Labrador Tea
Labrador Tea
(Mamaittuqutik to the Inuit)

The Labrador tea plant (Rhododendron groenlandicum) is a frequent ingredient in traditional Inuit tea. Like crowberry, it belongs to the Ericaceae family. It can be found throughout the Ungava region and usually grows in dry rocky areas or in peat bogs.

The plant is characterized by its clusters of tiny white fragrant flowers and distinctive evergreen leaves that are smooth on top and fuzzy underneath. Both the leaves and flowers contribute a herbal flavour to Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.

Crowberry
Crowberry
(Paurngaqutik to the Inuit)

Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) is another plant from the Ericaceae family that grows throughout Ungava. It can be found along the coast and across the tundra in sandy rocky areas.

The plant is an evergreen shrub whose berries, which resemble blueberries, can be used in pies and jellies.

The leaves, stems, and even roots of the plant have traditionally been used by the Inuit in herbal remedies.

Crowberry contributes to the sweet-tart, fruity dimension of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.

Nordic Juniper
Nordic Juniper
(Qisiqtutauyak to the Inuit)

The juniper plant (Juniperus communis) is a shrub from the Cupressaceae family. Its berries have been used as the predominant flavour in gin since the alcohol’s beginnings in the Middle Ages. Nordic juniper is found growing in sandy areas along the coast of Ungava and in dry rocky soil.

Nordic juniper is an evergreen with needle-like leaves and blue-black seed cones, commonly known as juniper berries. They bring a citrus element to both the taste and the aroma of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.

COCKTAILS UNGAVA

To fully savour the purity of Ungava Gin’s supple and floral northern notes, serve it on the rocks or in a classic or modern-style cocktail. The richness and subtlety of its natural flavours will delight connoisseurs and inspire mixologists.

Click here to download our signature cocktail recipes (PDF).

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