Distillerie du St-Laurent

Distilleries Canada/ August 26, 2020

La Distillerie du St-Laurent a démarré ses activités en août 2015, elle fait partie des toutes premières microdistilleries québécoises. Les membres fondateurs, Jean-François Cloutier et Joël Pelletier, ont débuté la production de façon modeste dans un local de la rue Rivard à Rimouski, aidés par leurs familles et amis.  Cette année là, le St. Laurent Gin est né ! Un spiritueux unique infusé aux algues laminaires récoltées…

Distillerie Fils du Roy

Distilleries Canada/ August 25, 2020

Tout a commencé en 2012 dans la péninsule acadienne, à Petit-Paquetville au Nouveau-Brunswick, avec la création de la Distillerie Fils du Roy par Sébastien et Diane Roy. En 2015, Jonathan Roy, frère de Sébastien et fils de Diane, ouvre une deuxième distillerie sous le même nom au Québec, à Saint-Arsène dans le Bas-St-Laurent. Initialement, l’idée était d’ouvrir une agence de distribution des produits familiaux du Nouveau-Brunswick, mais…

Distillerie du Quai

Distilleries Canada/ August 25, 2020

Jean-François Rhéault is like everyone else, he has many passions, and as his professional life began to bore him, he decided to combine some of them : gin and music! Two years ago, during a trip to London, the distillery project was conceived and his idea was founded the following year by visiting a distillery in Kelowna, British Columbia. In July 2019, in collaboration with the promoters…

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,…

Bottle sizes

Distilleries Canada/ August 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered why a standard bottle of wine or alcohol is 750 milliliters and not 1 liter ? It all dates back to the French Revolution. Commercial habits were revolutionized when the standardization of measurements was developed by adopting the metric system. However, if the liter became the unit of reference, wine bottles bypassed the reform. At that time, there were already very large vineyards…

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,…

The “QC” categories

Distilleries Canada/ June 11, 2020

In order to bring some transparency to the eyes of their consumers and partly because of a request from producers since some time ago, the SAQ has launched three categories for Quebec products. Here are the names of these categories and their official significance: “Origine Québec” (products made by Quebec artisans and with homegrown ingredients) “Prepared in Quebec” (products designed or distilled in Quebec with homegrown Quebec ingredients and…

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…