Distillers in Canada

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Distilleries in Canada are distillers of various alcoholic distilled beverages (spirits) such as whisky, rum, vodka, brandy, gin, etc. in the country of Canada.

History[edit]

Canada's first recorded distillery was established in Quebec City in 1769.[1] By the 1840s over 200 distilling licences had been registered in the country, and Canada was gaining recognition as a producer of high quality whisky.[1]

Operating distilleries [2][3][edit]

Distillery Location Products Ownership Brands
Micro-Distilleries or Craft Distillers
Strathcona Spirits Distillery Edmonton, Alberta Whisky, Vodka, and Gin Strathcona Spirits Distillery [4] Badland Seaberry Gin, Single Grain Vodka, Barrel Aged Gin.
Old Order Distilling Co. Penticton, British Columbia Single Malt Whisky, Vodka, Gin and Liqueurs. Old Order Distilling Co. Black Goat Vodka (the only black vodka produced in North America), Legacy Gin, Heritage Vodka, Blessed Bean Coffee Vanilla Liqueur, Wicked Brew Coffee Chocolate Liqueur, Okanagan Raspberry Liqueur
Viritus Spirits Toronto, Ontario Vodka Viritus Spirits Viritus Vodka
Wayward Distillation House Courtenay, British Columbia Honey fermented and distilled into Vodka, Overproof Vodka, Gin, Rum, Infusions Wayward Distillation House Unruly Vodka, Unruly Gin, Wayward Order Krupnik, Drunken Hive Rum, Elixir Premium 151, Depth Charge - Espresso and Cacao Bean Liqueur
Last Straw Distillery Vaughan, Ontario Aged Moonshine, Gin, Blackstrap Spirit Last Straw Distillery Corp. Dark Side of the Moonshine, Gin Twenty-One, Blackstrap
Krang Spirits Inc Cochrane, Alberta Vodka - plain & flavoured, Krupnik, Apple Brandy, Fruit Liqueurs, White Spirits Krang Spirits Inc [5] Astra Clara Vodka, Bad Billy, Krang Krupnik, Persephone, Raspberry, Sour Cherry and Black Currant Krang, Apple Brandy
Top Shelf Distillers Perth, Ontario Vodka, Gin, Moonshine and Whisky aging for a scheduled release in 2019 Top Shelf Distillers Top Shelf Vodka, Top Shelf Gin, Top Shelf Whisky (launching 2019), Reunion Moonshine and Top Shelf Bitters
Forty Creek Distillery Grimsby, Ontario whisky Forty Creek Distillery Barrel Select, Copper Pot Reserve, Whisky Cream Liquor, Double Barrel Reserve, Confederation Oak Reserve, Evolution, Port Wood Reserve, John's Private Cask No. 1, Small Batch Reserve, Heart of Gold.
Eau Claire Distillery Turner Valley, Alberta Vodka, Gin Eau Claire Distillery Three Point Vodka, Parlour Gin, Equinox Gin
Urban Distilleries Craft Distillery Kelowna, British Columbia Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Single Malt, Eaux de Vie, Urban Distilleries Craft Distillery Spirit Bear, Urban
The Liberty Distillery Vancouver, British Columbia whiskey, gin, vodka, white whiskey The Liberty Distillery Truth Vodka, Endeavour Gin, Railspur No.1 White, Trust Whiskey
Nova Scotia Spirit Co. Pictou County, Nova Scotia Vodka, Rum, Gin Nova Scotia Spirit Co. Blue Lobster Vodka, Fisherman's Helper White Rum, Willing to Learn Gin, Solera style Amber Rum, Cucumber Gin, The Cat Came Back old Tom style barrel conditioned Gin, Alert Cold Brewed Coffee Vodka
Glenora Distillers Glenville, Nova Scotia whisky Glenora Distillers Glen Breton Rare 10, Glen Breton Rare ICE (10, 15, 17), Glen Breton Rare 8 & 14 (Specialty Bottlings), The Battle of the Glen
Ironworks Distillery Lunenburg, Nova Scotia rum, vodka, apple brandy, eaux de vie, blueberry liqueur, cranberry liqueur Ironworks Distillery [6]
Outlaw Trail Spirits Inc. Regina, Saskatchewan Single Malt, Grain Spirits, Vodka, Gin, Molasses Spirits, Liqueurs Outlaw Trail Distilleries [7] Lady Luck Lemon Vodka, Calamity Jane Ginger Vodka, Climax SK Cool Cucumber Vodka, Big Beaver NWT Canadian Prairie Whisky Style Grain Spirit, Olde Foggy Bottom Single Malt, Limerick Lime Rum Style Molasses Spirit, Rustler's Regret Rum Style Molasses Spirit, Rustler's Reward Golden Rum Style Molasses Spirit, Trail Blazer Rye, Longrider BarleyCorn Whisky Style Grain Spirit, Confederation 150 Double Malt Wheat Grain Spirit
LB Distillers Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Single Malt, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Fruit Liqueurs, Eaux de Vie, Cocktail Bitters Skatchwyn Distilling Company[8] Lucky Bastard Vodka, Gambit Gin, Knock on Wood Rum, Naked Single Malt, Bettah Bitters
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Okanagan, British Columbia Absinthe, Liqueurs,Eaux de Vie, Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Single Malt Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Okanagan Spirits, Essential Collection, Taboo Absinthe
Prince Edward Distillery Hermanville, Prince Edward Island potato vodka, wild blueberry vodka Prince Edward Distillery [9]
Yukon Shine Distillery Whitehorse, Yukon Gin & Vodka Yukon Shine Distillery Yukon Winter Vodka and AuraGin
Still Waters Distillery Concord, Ontario Whisky & Vodka Premium Bottlers Inc. All whiskies are branded as Stalk & Barrel: Single Malt, Rye, and Blended. Also Still Waters Vodka.
Dillon's Small Batch Distillers Beamsville, Ontario White Rye Whisky, Vodka, Gin, Absinthe, Eau-de-vie, Liqueurs Dillon's Distillers [10] Unfiltered Gin 22, Method 95 Vodka, The White Rye, Rose Gin, Cherry Gin, Strawberry Gin, Absinthe, Limoncello, Orangecello, Pear Eau-de-Vie, Black Walnut Amaro, Cocktail Bitters - Angelica, Blackberry, Black Currant, Chocolate, Cranberry, DSB, Espresso, Ginger, Ginseng, Hops, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pear, Rhubarb, Wormwood, Lab Series
Distillerie Fils du Roy fr:Petit-Paquetville, New Brunswick Vodka, Aged Vodka, Gin, Grain spirit, Molasse Brandy, Blueberry Liquor, cranberry liquor, Pastis, Abstinthe, Single Malt Whisky(February 2018) Distillerie Fils du Roy[11] Grande Bagosse, Vieille Bagosse, Gin Thuya, L'eau d'août, Fort La Tour, Le Souverain Bleu, Le Monarque Rouge, Therio, Courailleuse
Kinsip House of Fine Spirits] Bloomfield, Ontario (Prince Edward County) Vodka, gin, rum, whisky, brandy, cassis Kinsip House of Fine Spirits Still's Whisper (Whole Wheat) Vodka, Woodlands Whisper (Pine) Vodka, Juniper's Wit Gin, Juniper's Wit Gin Barred Aged Version, Dark Waters Rum, Coopers Revival Rye Whisky, County Cassis (Creme de Cassis), Whisky Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
Shelter Point Distillery Black Creek, British Columbia Vodka, Whisky Shelter Point Distillery Still Master Single Malt Vodka, Shelter Point Single Malt Whisky, Canada One
Ciderie Michel Jodoin Rougemont, Quebec Apple eau-de-vie, brandy, liqueurs Michel Jodoin Fine Caroline, Fine Caroline Rosée, Ambre de pomme, Calijo, XO – 8 ans d’âge, Pom de vie
Junction 56 Distillery Stratford, Ontario Gin, Vodka, Moonshine Junction 56 Distillery
Oshlag Brewery and Distillery Montréal, Quebec Vodka, Gin, Whiskies, Brandies BSG Group Hopped Vodka, Fleur d'IPA, Holy Smoke Gin, McAuslan Rye, McAuslan Single Malt, Oshlag Gin
Goodridge & Williams Independent Craft Distillers Delta, British Columbia Vodka, Gin, Apéritif, Coolers, Whisky Goodridge & Williams Independent Craft Distillers Nütrl Vodka, Sid's Handcrafted Vodka, Tempo Gin, Sid's Something Else
RAW Distillery Canmore, Alberta Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Rum RAW Spirits RAW Vodka, RAW Citrus Gin, RAW Peppercorn Gin, RAW Botanical Gin, RAW Canadian Whisky, RAW Rum
Wild Life Distillery Canmore, Alberta Vodka, Gin Wild Life Distiller Wild Life Vodka, Wild Life Gin
Rig Hand Distillery Nisku, Alberta Vodka, Infused Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Cream Liquor, Sugar Beet Rum, Unaged Whisky Rig Hand Premium Vodka, Potato Vodka, Garlic Vodka, Raspberry Vodka, Sugar Beet bRum, Lemon Gin, Wildrose Gin, White Dog Unaged Whisky
Red Cup Distillery Vegreville, Alberta Wheat Shine Red Cup 100% Wheat Shine
Park Distillery Banff, Alberta Vodka, Gin, Whisky Park Distillery Classic Vodka, Vanilla Vodka, Espresso Vodka, Bird's Eye Chili Vodka, Glacier Rye, Alpine Gin
Confluence Distilling Calgary, Alberta Vodka, Gin, Aquavit, Amari Confluence Distilling Manchester Dry Gin, Headwater Aquavit, Vinland Aquavit
Last Best Brewing & Distilling Calgary, Alberta Vodka, Gin, Whisky Bear Hill Brewing Company Last Best Jelly Gin, Last Best White Label Series
Wood Buffalo Brewing & Distilling Fort McMurray, Alberta Vodka, Gin, Whisky Bear Hill Brewing Company Double-smoked Whisky
Tippa Inc. Distillery Okotoks, Alberta Gin Tippa Inc. Tippa's Lovebird Gin, Tippa's Wood Duck Oaked Gin
Large Scale Distillers or Multinationals
Hiram Walker and Sons Windsor, Ontario rum, vodka, whisky Pernod Ricard[12] Canadian Club, Wiser's whisky
Highwood Distillers Ltd. High River, Alberta gin, rum, vodka, whisky Highwood Distillers Ltd. White Owl Whisky, Centennial Rye Whisky, Ninety Rye Whisky
Cirka Distilleries Montreal, Quebec vodka, gin, whisky Cirka Distilleries[13] Vodka Terroir, Gin Sauvage

Liquors produced[edit]

Aged Canadian whisky

The modern Canadian distilling industry produces a variety of spirits (e.g. whisky, rum, vodka, gin, liqueurs, spirit coolers, and basic ethyl alcohol), but Canada's primary reputation, domestically and internationally, remains for the production of Canadian whisky, a distinctive rye-flavoured, high quality whisky. The product is distilled from cereal grains (rye and corn primarily), aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years, then bottled or sold in bulk. Canadian whisky captures one-quarter of the total Canadian spirits market and is the only Canadian distilled spirits product which is "appellation protected", meaning that by law it can only be produced in Canada.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Association of Canadian Distillers (1999). "History of Distilling in Canada". Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  2. ^ Planet Whiskies. "Canadian Whisky Distilleries". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ Canadian Whisky. "Directory of Craft Distillers in Canada". Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.strathconaspirits.ca/
  5. ^ http://krang.com
  6. ^ http://ironworksdistillery.com
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/outlawtrailspirits
  8. ^ http://luckybastard.ca
  9. ^ http://www.princeedwarddistillery.com
  10. ^ http://dillons.ca/the-distillers
  11. ^ http://distilleriefilsduroy.com/
  12. ^ Jonathan Pinto. "Hiram Walker: Inside North America's largest beverage distillery". Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Cirka". Cirka. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  14. ^ Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (8 May 2009). "The Canadian Distillery Industry". Retrieved 23 October 2009.