Directory of Canadian Craft Distilleries

Directory of Craft Distillers in Canada

July 8, 2014

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Craft distilling is growing in leaps and bounds here in Canada. Three or four times each month we learn of someone who is intent on starting a new micro-distillery. How encouraging for a lover of fine spirits.

If only it was as simple as having a dream. Of all the nascent micro-distillers we’ve heard of over the years, only a few have made any significant progress. And there is one simple reason for this. Before they start looking at stills, before they design their logos or launch their websites, they need to prepare a detailed business plan, a REAL business plan. Most people just have no idea how to do that.

Two primary things lead to failure in launching and operating a new micro-distillery: Lack of detailed, long-range business planning, and under-capitalization – not enough money. If you are planning to become a distiller, do your homework and prepare a detailed plan. If necessary, hire a professional to help you, but do your own research.

Despite the odds, the distilleries listed below have succeeded in getting launched. Each has an operating still and each has craft spirit for sale to the public. And each of them is run by people who know it takes long hours to make a dream come alive. You will be tempted to ask them to help you with your business plan, but remember, the hard questions, the technical questions, the legal questions have to be answered by you, the person who will be investing their time and money in the new distillery.

If you are one of the many hopeful new distillers, good luck.  Once you are operational, or close, let us know and we’ll do our best to get the word out about your distillery.  In the mean time, follow your plan!

Bloomfield Ontario Prince Edward County

66 Gilead Distillery
Bloomfield, Ontario
K0K 1G0

http://www.66gileaddistillery.com/
Vodka, gin, rum, whisky, shochu.

66 Gilead

Bearhill Brewing and Distilling - Wood Buffalo Distilling

Bearhill Brewing & Distilling
Wood Buffalo Brewing Co.
9914 Morrison Street
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9J 1V2
woodbuffalobrewingco.ca
White spirits

Bearhill Brewing & Distilling

Central City Distillery, Vancouver BC, Canada

Central City Brewers & Distillers
11411 Bridgeview Drive
Surrey B.C. V3R 0C2
http://centralcitybrewing.com/
Vodka, whisky

Central Distilling

Michel Jodoin XO 8 years old Ciderie Michel Jodoin
1130 Petit Caroline
Rougement, Quebec
J0L 1M0
http://www.micheljodoin.ca
Apple eau-de-vie, brandy, liqueurs.

Michel Jodoin

Deep Cove Distillers a new micro attached to a restaurantDeep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Unit 170 – 2270 Dollarton Hwy.
North Vancouver, B.C. V7H 1A8
http://deepcovecraft.com/
Vodka

Deep Cove

Dillon's Small Batch Distillery in Beamsville, Ontario

Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers
4833 Tufford Road,
Beamsville, Ontario
http://dillons.ca/
White rye, vodka, gin, bitters.

Dillon’s

Eau Claire Distillery
113 Sunset Boulevard NW
Turner Valley, Alberta
TOL 2A0
http://eauclairedistillery.ca/
Vodka, gin

Eau Claire Distillery

Distillerie Fils du Roy Distillery

Distillerie Fils du Roy
599 rue Principale, Petit Paquetville
Moncton, New Brunswick
Gin

Fils du Roy

Glen Breton Single Malt whisky (like Scotch)

Glenora Inn & Distillery
Route 19 – Ceilidh Trail
Glenville, Cape Breton
Nova Scotia,
Office: 17 Murdock MacKay Court, Suite 202
Lower Sackville, NS
B4C 4G3
Mail:
PO Box 181,
Mabou, NS
B0E 1X0
http://www.glenoradistillery.com
Single malt whisky.

Glenora

Ironworks Distillery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ironworks Distillery
The Blacksmith’s Shop
2 Kempt St. Box 734
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0
http://www.ironworksdistillery.com/
Apple vodka, apple brandy, fruit liqueur, rum , eau-de-vie.

Ironworks

Island Spirits, Hornby Island, British Columbia

Island Spirits Distillery
4605 Roburn Rd.,
Hornby Island, BC
V0R 1Z0
http://www.islandspirits.ca
Gin, vodka, aquavit.

Island Spirits

Jost Vineyards eau-de-vie distillery

Jost Vineyards Ltd.
48 Vintage Lane
Malagash, Nova Scotia
B0K 1E0
http://www.jostwine.com/
Eau-de-vie.

Jost

Klondike River Distillery, Yukon

Klondike River Distillery
Box 1666, Dawson City, Yukon Territory
Y0B1G0
http://klondikeriverdistillery.com/
Vodka.


Last Mountain Distillery, Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada

Last Mountain Distillery
70 Highway 20,
P. O. Box 736
Lumsden, Saskatchewan
S0G 3C0
http://www.lastmountaindistillery.com/
Vodka, whisky, liqueur.

Last Mountain

The Subversive Distillers, Quebec, Canada

Les Distillateurs Subversifs
100 8e Rang
Saint-Alexandre, Quebec
J0J 1S0
http://www.distillateurssubversifs.com/en/
(français) http://www.distillateurssubversifs.com/fr/
Rum, whisky, gin.

Les Subversifs

Liberty Distillery in Vancouver

Liberty Distillery
1494 Old Bridge Road
Granville Island,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3S6
http://thelibertydistillery.com/
Vodka

Liberty Distillery

Lucky Bastard Distillers

LB Distillers
1925 Ave B North
Saskatoon SK  S7L 4K9
http://www.luckybastard.ca/
Whisky, liqueurs, vodka, gin, eau-de-vie, bitters

Lucky Bastards

Long Table Distillers

Long Table Distillery Ltd.
1451 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8
http://longtabledistillery.com/
Vodka, gin.

Long Table

Maple Leaf Spirits, Okanagan Valley, BC

Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.
1386 Carmi Ave.
Penticton, BC
V2A 3H2
http://www.mapleleafspirits.ca/
Brandy, liqueur, skinny (grappa), kirsch, schnapps, eau-de-vie.

Maple Leaf

Merridale Ciderworks, Cobble Hill, BC

Merridale Artisan Distillery
Box 358, 1230 Merridale Rd.,
Cobble Hill, BC
V0R 1L0
http://www.merridalecider.com/
Eau-de-vie, brandy, fruit vodka.

Merridale

Mill Street Brewery and Distillery, Toronto, Canada

Mill Street Brewing and Distilling
21 Tankhouse Lane
Distillery District
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3C4
http://www.millstreetbrewery.com/
Beer schnapps

Mill Street

Odd Society Fine Spirits

Odd Society
1725 Powell Street
Vancouver BC V5L 1H6
http://www.oddsocietyspirits.com/wordpress/
Vodka, barley spirit, gin
Odd Society

Okanagan spirits Kelowna B.C.Canada

Okanagan Craft Spirits Distillery
2980 28th Avenue,
Vernon BC
V1T 1V9
267 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6N2
www.okanaganspirits.com

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery’s internationally acclaimed award-winning spirits are crafted using copper pot stills and 100% B.C. fruit. Spirits include gin, whisky, vodka, eaux-de-vie, liqueurs, marc, aquavit and absinthe.

Okanagan

Tyler Schramm's Pemberton distillery

Pemberton Distillery
Box 482, Pemberton, BC
V0N 2L0
www.pembertondistillery.ca
Whisky, vodka, gin.

Pemberton

Prince Edward Distillery in Prince Edward Island (Julie Shore & Arla Johnson)

Prince Edward Distillery
Route 16
9984 Northside Rd.
Hermanville, Prince Edward Island
C0A 2B0
http://www.princeedwarddistillery.com/
Vodka, whisky.

Prince Edward

Shelter Point Distillery in Campbell River, BC

Shelter Point Distillery
4692 Regent Road,
Campbell River. B.C.
V9H 1E3
www.shelterpointdistillery.com
Single malt whisky.

Shelter Point

Still Waters Distillery in Concord (Toronto) Ontario

Still Waters Distillery
150 Bradwick Dr. Unit 26
Concord, Ontario
L4K 4MT
www.stillwatersdistillery.com
Vodka, single malt whisky, rye whisky, blended whisky.

Still Waters

Toronto Distillery in The Junction - Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Distillery Company
90 Cawthra Ave., Unit 100
Toronto, ON M6N 3C7
http://shop.torontodistillery.ca/
Various grain spirits

Toronto

Myriad View makes strait spirits - legal moonshine on Prince Edward Island

The Myriad View Distillery
1336 Route 2
Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island
C0A 2B0
www.straightshine.com
New spirit, vodka, rum, whisky.

Myriad View

Urban Distilleries in Kelowna, British Columbia

Urban Distilleries
#6, 325 Bay Avenue
Kelowna, B.C.
V1Y 7S3
www.urbandistilleries.ca
Single malt whisky, vodka, gin, rum.

Urban

Victoria Spirits, Victoria BC

Victoria Spirits
6170 Old West Saanich Road
Victoria B.C.
V9E 2G8
www.victoriaspirits.com
Gin, vodka, eau-de-vie.

Victoria

Winegarden Estate in New Brunswick

Winegarden Estate Ltd.
851 Route 970
Baie Verte, New Brunswick
E4M 1Z7
www.winegardenestate.com
Eau-de-vie, brandy, liqueur, bitters.

Winegarden

Yukon Shine Distillery

Yukon Shine Distillery
137 Industrial Road,
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory,
Y1A 2V2
http://yukonshine.com
Potato vodka, gin

Yukon Shine

se, Y.T.Y1A 2V2http://www.yukonshine.com/Potato Vodka, Gin

Yukon Spirits, Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon Spirits

102A Copper Road
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2Z6
http://www.yukonspirits.ca/
Botanical vodka, whisky.

Please note: all graphics were take from the websites of the individual craft distillers and may be changed, updated or removed at their request.

The website BC Distilled provides more information about and links to 10 distilleries in British Columbia. http://bcdistilled.ca/

Map of all Canadian distilleries

Major distilleries are in green, craft distilleries in red, locations with more than one distillery in bright red.


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  2. Ottawa Distillery Co.:

    And don’t forget about the new distillery about to be launched in Ottawa!!!!

  3. I didn’t know there were so many craft distillers in Canada. I hope to sample and review some of their products.

  4. Blair Phillips:

    This would make one hell of a road trip. It replaces sky diving on my bucket list.

  5. [...] in store. Fast forward to 2014. Canada now has over 30 craft distilleries. Check out a list of them here. Ontario alone is blessed with the likes of Sixty-Six Gilead in Bloomfield and Still Waters in [...]

  6. Steve Heibein:

    I just visited Prince Edward Distillery in P.E.I. and really enjoyed it the two ladies that own and run the distillery are really fun and passionate about their distillery AND THEY HAVE GREAT SPIRITS!!!


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