William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons

November 14, 2006 06:00 ET

William Grant & Sons-Gibson's Kicker: The Official Cocktail of the CFL

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2006) -

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Beer is fine, but this season, the true Canadian Football League (CFL) fan should accept only the finest. The best way to kick back and enjoy the finale of the Canadian football season is with a Gibson's Kicker, the official cocktail of the 2006 Grey Cup.

Beer has always been a safe choice for sporting events, but a warming blast of whiskey will help banish the chill of a winter-time football game. Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky, the official spirit of the CFL, introduces a modern twist to a classic spirit. To enjoy a Gibson's Kicker:

- Fill a glass with ice

- Add 1 1/2 oz. Gibson's Finest Canadian Whiskey

- Add the juice of 1/8 fresh lime

- Top with 4 oz. ginger beer

- Garnish with a lime wedge and a shot of beer nuts

"Part smoke and part fire with a hint of fresh lime and a shot of beer nuts, the Gibson's Kicker promises to please die-hard CFL fans, no matter who you're cheering for," says Ken Kuzmick, business development manager for William Grant & Sons. "What better way to enjoy the Grey Cup than with a Canadian drink that packs a kick?"

Perfect for at-home Grey Cup parties, the Gibson's Kicker delivers a well-placed kick with the heat being adjusted to taste depending upon the brand of ginger beer used.

Appealing to both men and women, Gibson's Kicker will be enjoyed responsibly at Earl's restaurants across western Canada and at Grey Cup Festival venues throughout Winnipeg. "Plus, the real CFL fans will be serving Gibson's Kickers at their own parties," added Kuzmick.

William Grant & Sons, the makers of Gibson's have signed a three year commitment to be the official spirit of the CFL. Next year, the company welcomes both amateur and professional bar chefs, bartenders and mix-ologists to create a new cocktail for the 2007 Grey Cup. Watch for details in the coming months.

Gibson's Finest Canadian Whiskey

Gibson's Finest 12 Year Old Canadian Whisky is available across Canada in 375mL, 750mL, 1140mL and 1750mL bottles and range in price from $13.25 to $54.95. In Canada, Gibson's Finest is the number three brand in the growing premium and deluxe Canadian whisky categories. The brand range comprises: Gibson's Finest 12-year-old, a benchmark premium Canadian whisky in Canada and Gibson's Finest Rare 18-year-old, one of the longest aged Canadian whiskeys.

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