A great cocktail starts with a great spirit. If you’re making an Old Fashioned, a Margarita, a Mojito or a Vesper Martini, using quality ingredients will elevate the experience.
Whether it was to mask off flavours or enhance what’s in the glass, people have been mixing their alcoholic beverages almost as long as people have been drinking alcohol. In Homer’s Iliad, slave-girls even prepared concoctions of wine, cheese, honey and raw onions. Now you likely won’t find that recipe at a modern cocktail bar but you will find delicious renditions of Paper Planes and Boulevardiers.
The world of modern cocktail creations is literally at your fingertips.
Our Curation Philosophy
The selection of spirits you can try from around the world is almost limitless and what we can discover in our own backyard is becoming more and more exciting. We, at 5 VINES, are constantly searching for next delicious whisky, rum, gin, tequila and more.
In our stores, you will find some recognizable, “old faithful’s”, however; it’s everything else you’ll find that make us different.
Come, let 5 VINES be your window into a world of new spirits. Our knowledgeable staff will gladly guide you to your next discovery!
Ahhhh sweet, sweet rum. How we love thee. Especially when our toes are ensconced in the sun-baked sand of the Caribbean with a frosty Mai Tai in one hand and a Pina Colada in the other. When closer to home, in the middle of a cold Canadian Winter, we’ll linger by the fireplace with a Dark & Stormy, Hot Buttered Rum or a Zombie.
With the explosion of small craft distilleries popping up all over Canada and the world, there has never been more interesting choices in the Gin landscape. This is leading to limitless cocktail concoctions. You could literally enjoy a different Gin & Tonic or Negroni every day for the rest of your life.
The most versatile of spirits. It’s clear and clean and easy to mix. If you’re in the mood for a Martini or a Cosmo then there’s a vodka to match your taste buds. If you’re feeling more summery then how about a Sea Breeze or a Zipper?
Everyone’s favourite grape-based spirit. Rich, smooth and deliciously sweet this makes for a wonderful nightcap on its own. You may also enjoy it in a French 125, Manhattan Island or a USB Cocktail.