On December 6th 1917, the Halifax Explosion forever changed our history. In response to the disaster, the city of Boston sent relief to our devastated city. In one of our proudest traditions, the people of Nova Scotia send a Christmas Tree to Boston in thanks and remembrance each year. At Compass, we’ve harvested the boughs from that tree to create this “thank you” gin. Distilled with wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley and infused with local botanicals and spruce boughs, this gin celebrates the heart of Nova Scotia.
The Halifax Explosion caused many eye injuries but the response to the disaster, led to the CNIB Halifax becoming internationally known as a centre for care for the blind. One dollar from every bottle sold will be donated to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.