Artist in Residence

Distilleries Canada/ August 21, 2020

La distillerie Artist In Residence, ou AIR Distillerie, est née d’un quiproquo en Colombie d’où est originaire la femme de Pierre Mantha son propriétaire-fondateur, duquel a germé l’idée de faire une vodka légère. Tant que l’on n’a pas rencontré l’homme, on n’imagine difficilement à qui on va avoir affaire. Il est le genre de personne dont le débit de paroles coule à la vitesse de ses pensées,…

Intermiel

Distilleries Canada/ July 23, 2020

It is the second oldest artisanal distillery in Quebec in operation, (just after Michel Jodoin), and yet, when we think of Intermiel, this is not what comes directly to mind, but of course a beautiful range of honeys! But let’s go back to sum up the adventure of this company. It began in 1976 when Christian Macle and his wife and Viviane, teachers who arrived from France…

Maison Livernois

Distilleries Canada/ July 22, 2020

Well, let’s start with the bad news, even if the Maison Livernois is listed as a “Distillerie & Pub”, it is a restaurant that currently produces a gin, the Jules Ernest, but this one is not made on the spot! The reason is simple, to imagine what a still is, it is like a giant pressure cooker, and therefore it can be very dangerous. Therefore, laws restrict…

Distillerie Stadaconé

Distilleries Canada/ July 18, 2020

Stadaconé is the adventure of three friends and colleagues who decided to embark on a field completely different from the one they were in, high technology! The founding core is composed of Jean-Pierre Allard, President, Alexandre Thomas, Marketing Director and Jonathan Chrétien, Director of Operations. The name was chosen after finding the location of the distillery in the Limoilou sector of Quebec City, near the Saint-Charles River,…

Distillerie de la Manufacture

Distilleries Canada/ June 2, 2020

If the story started a little earlier, it was in July 2017 that things became official for the creation of this project. It had to be initially elsewhere, but finally Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts opened doors and facilities which weighed in the final choice of the location. The distillery has started producing alcohol, but that supplies the pharmaceutical industry because of the situation. The partners preferred to postpone the launch…

#StopCovid19

Distilleries Canada/ March 22, 2020

Canada’s micro-distilleries and distilleries industry produces different disinfectants to fight the coronavirus ! Canada’s micro-distilleries and distilleries industry are producing to fight the coronavirus ! During the First World War, the Gooderham & Worts distillery in Toronto supported the war effort by producing acetone which is a key ingredient in making munitions. On November 1, 1942, during the Second World War, the Hiram Walker Gooderham & Worts…

Cirka

Distilleries Canada/ December 24, 2019

Although the Cirka distillery was only created in 2014, as you enter, you immediately immerse yourself in the warm universe of red brick buildings from the industrial era, providing an historical effect … in fact, it is located in an industrial sector of Montreal where the first distilleries of the metropolis originated. Above all, this was indeed a dream come true for Paul Cirka, who envisioned bringing…

Champ Libre

Distilleries Canada/ December 21, 2019

Champ Libre, born in May 2018 in Mercier, Quebec, is above all a brewery whom also quickly gained success with its beers.  However, from the start, this project was going to have a distillery division with a modest production and would be produced in stills consisting of 200 liters. This idea originated by two locals. Alexandre Provost, who worked in the insurance industry and dreamed of owning…

Pirate du Nord

Distilleries Canada/ December 19, 2019

Although officially born in 2015, the Pirate du Nord micro-distillery, its owner-founder, André Trudeau, took the time to mature his project with the launch of his first Bootlegger Botanique # 3 for which we speak of course of juniper, but also of dandelion roots, rosehip and long pepper. The result is not aged in barrels, but “rested” on oak and apple wood. Bootlegger Botanique # 7, the…

Côte des Saints Distillery

Distilleries Canada/ December 8, 2019

As of, December 7, 2019, the Côte des Saints distillery has finally opened its doors to the public for the sale of their first gin production. Availability in sufficient quantities for the province of Quebec will be offered at the SAQ as of  February. I mention “finally” because their story started about four years ago with the purchase of the fields for growing barley. More or less,…