SO THE STORY BEGINS
Bar-owner by trade and entrepreneur by instinct, William (Bill) Rowan had a knack for good taste and a nose for opportunity. When not running the Office Restaurant and Bar, he could be found on the golf course. A middling player unsaddled by ambition, Bill would wrap his rounds refreshed by a Sandbagger cocktail composed of gin, citrus and sweet – while trading in postgame pokes and digs with friends or over a game of Euchre in the clubhouse.
Bill’s game may not have progressed, but the Sandbagger cocktail gained fame at local bars and clubhouses. That’s when Bill saw the potential to possibly market it as a drink, so he trademarked the Sandbagger name. It proved a savvy move, though Bill never got around to developing it.
His son has inherited the trademarks and took on the project as a way to honour his late father.
FROM ONE SANDBAGGER TO ANOTHER
Arriving at a more refined version of the original began with sourcing a local distilled gin. The signature taste demands the natural sweetness of cane sugar to better frame the understated citrus and lightly effervescent finish. The result is a ready to drink cocktail that goes down smooth and tasty, from first sip to final drop.
Bill would be proud, and he’d certainly get a smile knowing that every can of Sandbagger is inscribed with his initials as a way to pay tribute to his lasting legacy.
CRAFTED WITH GIN, CANE SUGAR AND NATURAL FLAVOURS
10 Grams of Cane Sugar
WHAT'S YOUR FLAVOUR?
We've added Pink Grapefruit and Boysenberry to the Sandbagger family. Boysenberry is now available at the LCBO and Pink Grapefruit will hit the shelves Spring of 2023. In the meantime, look for all 3 flavours at your favourite bars and restaurants.