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,…

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…

GINVENTORY, THE APP OF GIN !

Distilleries Canada/ December 10, 2019

A wonderful App devoted solely to the universe of Gin who is currently marking it’s place in the sun. The interface is superb as it allows you to search for information on registered products, allows you to compose your personal list and include your tasting notes… Unfortunately, although our Canadian law prohibits us from taking advantage of this option, a function is available on this App allowing…

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,…

INFUSING YOUR GIN

Distilleries Canada/ November 19, 2019

We explained to you how to make your home gin a few months ago, and here is another interesting experience to do to continue in the field. You can work either from your gin or the one of your choice. Ideally, it is better to leave with a classic gin since you will transform to personalize it according to your tastes. One of the simplest things is…

DOING YOUR HOME GIN

Distilleries Canada/ July 20, 2019

For those who do not know, distilling in Canada requires a specific license. This article is for individuals who will begin by using a neutral alcohol or vodka purchased in a local store or micro-distillery and transform this base into a “Compound Gin”, for which has also been known as a “bath gin” during time of prohibition. Of course, you will need quality juniper berries (not old…