Are the Georgian Bay Gin Smash™ and Vodka Smash gluten-free?
Not officially, as we haven’t had them certified as gluten-free. There is much confusion and controversy when it comes to alcohol and gluten. We are of the school of thought that says distillation strips gluten from spirits. And since none of the other ingredients in our Gin and Vodka Smash contain gluten, it would be safe to assume that our products are gluten-free. However, everyone reacts differently and we do not make a gluten-free claim. People with gluten intolerance have told us they enjoy our products with no problems but there is no guarantee that you won’t react differently.
How much sugar is in a can of Smash? And where does it come from?
There are 21 grams of sugar in a full 473mL can! For context, there would be approximately 40 grams of sugar in a similar sized can of cola or tonic. The sugar in our Gin Smash and Vodka Smash is natural cane sugar. We avoid high fructose corn syrup because we know you deserve better.
How many calories are in a can of Smash? What about carbohydrates?
Alright, we get it. You want to fit into that new swimsuit you just bought. There are 230 calories in a 473 can of smash – about half those calories come from the alcohol. Each full can also has 21 grams of sugar and 24.6 grams of carbohydrates.
Is your vodka really the best in the world?
We think so, but why don’t you be the judge. We’re not just making wild claims though. Georgian Bay Vodka™ was voted Best Vodka at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits competition. To win Best Vodka, each first has to give it a Gold Score. Vodkas that receive a unanimous Gold are awarded the Double Gold Medal. All of these vodkas then face a final round of judging and only one emerges as Best Vodka. And that happened to be us.
Why is ‘colour’ an ingredient in the Smash products?
Actually, there is no colour. It’s listed in our ingredients, however we’re currently phasing out these cans for new ones that no longer include ‘colour’ as an ingredient. This will be completed in mid-2019.
Are your products vegan-friendly?
How do I drink a Smash?
Our Gin Smash and Vodka Smash are best served on the rocks – we prefer a stemless wine glass but no need to get too fussy. Sometimes, when we’re feeling fancy we add a garnish like a sprig of mint or a lime wedge. You can even smash up your smash by mixing it with beer or iced tea or adding a shot of your favourite spirit (i.e. Georgian Bay Gin® or Georgian Bay Vodka™). If you’re looking to make a cocktail with our award-winning spirits, check out our cocktail page. You won’t be disappointed.
Where can I buy?!
You can find our Gin Smash and Vodka Smash in almost every LCBO across Ontario, Manitoba Liquor Marts, British Columbia Liquor Stores, and ANBLs in New Brunswick. If you’re looking for a liquor store near you that carries our products, the easiest thing is to go to Our Drinks & Awards page where you can find direct links under each product.
Where is Georgian Bay?
Georgian Bay is a real place – it’s sometimes called the 6th Great Lake but it’s really an arm of Lake Huron. It’s also a state of mind. You can find it by slowing down your breathing, thinking happy thoughts and just putting your feet up for a while.