Do you prefer a smooth glass of whisky over a pint of beer? Ontario is home to some of the finest distillers that produce great fine spirits for you to sip and enjoy. With so many options to choose from, check out some of the amazing distilleries in our areas for a unique experience to discover your new favourite drink!
Muskoka Brewery is well known for their amazing beer, but they are also well versed in the distillery business. In 2015, they purchased a still that would allow them to distill a line of spirits as unique and premium as their beers. They are currently only creating gin as their foray into the spirit industry, but their current selection is definitely appealing. An untraditional and unique flavour combination they have created is hibiscus and Brazilian pink peppercorn, a complex palette that will surely light up your tastebuds.
Nickel 9 Distillery
Fresh ingredients from local vendors is the key for this delicious spirits brand. Nickel 9 is an up and coming distillery in Toronto, where they produce a variety of spirits for you to enjoy. Nickel 9 offers vodka, gin, syrups, and have brandy and bitters in the works. Located in Toronto’s famous Junction neighbourhood, Nickel 9 Distillery focuses on community experience to influence their creations and innovations. By making themselves aware of what people are drinking and doing, they can develop the perfect products for their clients. They prides themselves on being a creative space in the community, nurturing the skills of spirit and cocktail creation of all forms. Visit their website to find out more about their facility and recipes to create your own perfect cocktail!
Junction 56 Distillery
Located in Stratford, Junction 56 Distillery pays homage to the history of Stratford. The city was originally a railway town and our distillery, located in a former 100-year-old lumber yard, has one main railway line running directly behind it and the other a block in front. This locally owned distillery uses 100% Ontario grown grains and offer an extensive list of distilled spirits including whisky, gin, vodka, moonshine, and more. Check out their mix and match minis package, where you can customize a gift pack of sample size for you to enjoy a tasting at home or to give as a gift. They also offer tours at the distillery every Saturday for you to explore and try some of their signature drinks.
Kinsip House of Fine Spirits
Rooted in a foundation of community building, Kinsip House of Fine Spirits is Prince Edward County’s finest distillery, focused on grain-to-glass production. Their production takes place on a beautiful 80 acre farm and their tasting room is in the historic Cooper-Norton house. Their massive collection of spirits include gin, vodka, whisky, rye, and cocktail bitters, which are widely available across Ontario in local LCBO locations. They have also produced some very unique flavours including pine flavoured vodka, wild oak whisky, and maple whisky to warm a Canadian heart!