Canadian Bartenders Deliver a 21 Cocktail Salute to the Legendary Jack Daniel for the Holiday Arrival of his New Tennessee Rye

Canadian Bartenders Deliver a 21 Cocktail Salute to the Legendary Jack Daniel for the Holiday Arrival of his New Tennessee Rye

Canada NewsWire


Twenty-one cocktails from 21 bartenders makes holiday entertaining a snap 

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Just in time for the holidays, Jack Daniel’s launches its first ever Tennessee Rye, a gift that Canadians and Canada’s best bartenders have had on their holiday wish list for years. Now, the wait is over! 

The iconic Jack Daniel Distillery took its 151 years of whisky making expertise to create a rye whisky Jack’s way – spicy in flavour but sippin’ smooth in character.

Jack fans from Alberta, Ontario and Quebec are rushing to stores to gift the Jack lover in their family, while Canada’s bartenders honoured Jack with a 21 cocktail salute. Covering every cocktail category from Tikis to Flips, Juleps and Fizzes, Stirred cocktails, Sours and more, Canada’s cocktail experts have ensured every holiday taste was met. 

All 21 cocktails were presented to Jack Daniel’s and Canadians across the country during the first three weeks of November and the following three cocktails won the people’s choice award for the best Jack Rye holiday cocktail: (To view all 21 cocktails and pick your favourite holiday recipe, click here)

Edmonton, Alberta: Tyler Gushaty

Something About Christmas
1.5 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye
0.5 oz. Amaro
1 oz. Cinnamon Honey Syrup
0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon
Muddled Rosemary
Toasted Rosemary and Cinnamon Stick

To make cinnamon honey, click here. Pour cinnamon honey into a shaker tin and gently muddle the rosemary with it. Add all other ingredients and ice. Shake to dilution and double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Toronto, ON: Ray Daniel

Uncle Jack’s House
1.5 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye
0.5 oz. Herradura Reposado Tequila
0.5 oz. Earl Grey Tea/Passion Fruit/Orange Sports Drink Reduction
3 oz. Tropical Blend Juice (pineapple/lemon/lime/guava/orange)
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Ginger Beer

To make the Earl Grey Tea reduction, click here. Add all ingredients and ice into a shaker tin, shake and pour into a clear glass or mug. Top with ginger beer.

Quebec City, QC: Jean-René Lebel

Jackoriander
1.5 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye
2 oz. Apple Juice
0.5 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
0.75 oz. Lemon Juice
Fresh Cilantro
Ginger Ale

Pour passion fruit syrup (available at specialty grocery stores) into a shaker tin and gently muddle it with the cilantro. Add ice and other ingredients except ginger ale. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with ginger ale.

Calgary Bartender, Makina Labrecque from Proof, is one of 21 bartenders who delivered a 21 holiday cocktail salute to the arrival of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye. (CNW Group/Jack Daniel's Canada)

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye has a grain bill of 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn, 12 percent malted barley and is carefully charcoal mellowed for a finish that’s distinctly Jack. At  45% alc./vol , it offers rich flavors from start to finish. On the palate, this well-rounded rye whiskey glows with accents of caramel and dry baking spice followed by a warm, peppery rye character finish on the back end. The aroma is an enticing blend full of soft fruit layered with an underlying rye spice and oak.

“This is rye whiskey made Jack’s way. We think our grain bill provides the ideal taste and character – one that’s bold and balanced and not dominated by one flavor,” said Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. “Our goal with Tennessee Rye was to create a versatile whiskey with a balance of flavors that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed in a classic American whiskey cocktail.”

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is now available in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec in 750ml bottles. It retails for approximately $39.95 per bottle.

About Jack Daniel’s
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. 

Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

JACK DANIEL’S is a registered trademark. ©2017 Jack Daniel’s. Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey Alcohol 45% by Volume (90 Proof). Distilled & Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, TN, USA.

For high-res images of the three winning cocktails click here.

SOURCE Jack Daniel’s Canada

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RBC launches MyBusiness Dashboard – A unique tool that helps small business owners make smart decisions to manage and grow their businesses

RBC launches MyBusiness Dashboard – A unique tool that helps small business owners make smart decisions to manage and grow their businesses

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has introduced MyBusiness Dashboard, a tool that brings together key metrics from the best online software into a single view to help owners make faster and better decisions to manage and grow their businesses. This first-of-its-kind offering in the Canadian marketplace is free to any small business owner in Canada.

Desktop view of RBC MyBusiness Dashboard (CNW Group/RBC Royal Bank)

MyBusiness Dashboard provides business owners with a current and complete summary of their business performance at a glance – at any time, on any device – with no more jumping between multiple spreadsheets and apps or manually compiling and interpreting the data. By securely aggregating the right information into one easy-to-understand dashboard, it’s simple for business owners to plan ahead, allocate resources and make more informed decisions that impact their bottom line.

Getting started with MyBusiness Dashboard

Getting started is easy:

  1. Register on rbc.com/mbd in a few simple steps. It’s free to sign-up.
  2. Check out the “Connect” area of the site to pick the tools you need from the list of tried-and-tested apps curated specifically for your industry.
  3. From there, metrics will be aggregated on your personal dashboard, helping you make timely and informed business decisions.

“We’re always looking for innovative ways to simplify the lives of business owners,” says Jason Storsley, Vice-President, Small Business at RBC. “MyBusiness Dashboard provides business owners with a powerful view into real-time business performance to let them see more, know more and do more for their business.”

In addition, MyBusiness Dashboard takes the guess work out of finding the right tools for the job by providing specialized lists of proven apps that are curated by industry, including bookkeeping, workforce management, sales tracking, website analytics and social media monitoring.

“The surplus of apps and software available to small business owners can be overwhelming, and it’s difficult to know which ones will provide the most impactful information,” said Storsley. “MyBusiness Dashboard cuts through the noise by suggesting the right tools and metrics that will help business owners address their biggest challenges and help them achieve their goals.”

Over time, owners will also see how they compare to industry peers through peer tracking capabilities, and they can leverage industry benchmarking and best practices to further assist with daily decisions.

MyBusiness Dashboard is just one of the many offerings for RBC’s small business clients that goes beyond traditional banking services. As the leader in commercial and small business banking, serving the most clients with the broadest range of advice and best-in-class products in Canada, this solution complements the specialized service and tailored advice provided by RBC business banking advisors.

For more information about MyBusiness Dashboard, visit www.rbc.com/mbd.

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

SOURCE RBC Royal Bank

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Powered by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab: Libya’s First Nationwide ENJAZI Business Innovation Competition Recognizes and Empowers Bright Entrepreneurs

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Powered by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab: Libya’s First Nationwide ENJAZI Business Innovation Competition Recognizes and Empowers Bright Entrepreneurs

PR Newswire

BEIRUT, Lebanon, November 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab and TATWEER Research announced the three winning teams of the ENJAZI Competition, the first nation-wide entrepreneurship competition in Libya. The announcement took place during a ceremony held in Beirut, Lebanon in the presence of Badr Ben-Othman, the CEO of the Local Libyan Fund for investment and development, representatives from the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab, TATWEER Research and a number of media personnel.

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ENJAZI Competition aims to empower entrepreneurs and start-ups in Libya by helping them evolve their projects to more advanced stages. Three winning teams Lisan, Yummy, and Sinbad were selected in recognition of their unique entrepreneurial projects. Team Lisan addressed problems faced by the mute/deaf community in the Arab world creating a solution that allows them to have face to face communication with non-sign language speakers. Team Yummy presented an application that consolidates all of Libya’s Restaurants and food providers on one comprehensive platform through which consumers can browse, rate and order. As for Sinbad, they created a hybrid game (online and offline) that constitutes a powerful interactive space that teaches the basics of entrepreneurship in a simplified and entertaining format.

Commenting on the competition, Hala Fadel, Chairperson of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab said: “Although this is a local contest confined to Libyans, we consider it to be one of the main competitions organized by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab. The importance of this competition lies in having the participants visit Beirut, benefiting from its entrepreneurial ecosystem. This in turn underscores Lebanon as a key hub for the “entrepreneurial scene” in the region as well as an advocate for entrepreneurs. During the final event, the participants met a number of Lebanese entrepreneurs and benefitted from a panel discussion that tackled the future of entrepreneurship in Libya.”

CEO of Tatweer Research Dr. Khaled Mufti praised the importance of this competition and the role that it plays in enhancing and diversifying the economy in Libya. He emphasized that it plays a fundamental role in supporting the knowledge economy and encouraging the private sector in the long term by providing value added jobs and establishing an ambitious generation capable of innovation. He added, “We are delighted to be partners and supporters of this first-of-its-kind competition in Libya, which is perfectly in line with our goals: Fostering a new Knowledge Economy, nurturing the brightest young minds in Libya and incubating the ideas of ambitious homegrown entrepreneurs.”

ENJAZI competition kicked off on the 8th of April till the 1st of June after which ten finalist teams embarked on a one-month training program in Libya last August, then moved to Beirut and participated in a series of seminars and workshops from the 9th till the 17th of November. During their training process, they met a number of prominent Lebanese entrepreneurs and business accelerators.

The three winning teams were also given the opportunity to visit London Tech City and Cambridge Science Park.

About MITEF Pan Arab:

Founded in 2005, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region (http://www.mitefarab.org) is one of the 28 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum Global, an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. The MIT Enterprise Forum- Pan Arab has a proven record in promoting MIT-style entrepreneurship by organizing each year the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition targeting 21 countries of the Arab region and attracting over 12,000 entrepreneurs a year.

About Tatweer Research: 

Tatweer Research is a non-profit organisation, founded and funded to boost knowledge, capacity and private enterprise in Libya. By cultivating learning, leadership and entrepreneurialism among Libya’s youth, and building and investing in new technologies, Tatweer aims to create opportunity and drive progress for the benefit of Libya and for all the world.

About MITEF Pan Arab:

Founded in 2005, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region (http://www.mitefarab.org) is one of the 28 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum Global, an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. The MIT Enterprise Forum- Pan Arab has a proven record in promoting MIT-style entrepreneurship by organizing each year the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition targeting 21 countries of the Arab region and attracting over 12,000 entrepreneurs a year.

 
Press Contacts:  
Lamis Kontar, Regional Media Relations Manager at J. Walter Thompson Levant  
lamis.kontar@jwt.com   
00-961-1-97-30-30 EXT 3122   

SOURCE MITEF Pan Arab