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…

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,…

Distillerie Noroi

Distilleries Canada/ November 9, 2019

La Distillerie Noroi située à Saint-Hyacinthe, fait partie du groupe Station Agro-Biotech, qui englobe sous le même toit Fixit Kombucha, Le Bilboquet microbrasserie, La Brasserie Olten et Littoral tonic québécois. La grande particularité c’est leur système de distillation à froid qui serait unique au monde ! Grâce à un alambic en verre qualifié de type réacteur, ce procédé sous 0°C permet d’évaporer les mélanges sans les chauffer…

Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

Distilleries Canada/ October 25, 2019

As you know, DistilleriesCanada.com does not have for mission to comment on spirits produced in Canada, but to make all producers known ! However, we want to go further in our future approach by also presenting products without criticizing them. We were invited today to a press tasting organized by Vins Fins l’Agence (which we thank for the invitation) which represents Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Quebec.…

Menaud

Distilleries Canada/ June 9, 2019

Menaud est une micro-brasserie ainsi qu’une micro-distillerie installée à Clermont dans la région de Charlevoix, née en 2018. La première dans cette région du Québec. Son nom est tiré du titre d’un roman, “Menaud, Maitre-Draveur”, écrit par Félix-Antoine Savard, prêtre catholique en 1937.  L’équipe produit la vodka et le gin Menaud, en travaillant du grain à la bouteille avec une base composée à 75% de blé et…

Distillerie de La Chaufferie

Distilleries Canada/ April 6, 2019

La Distillerie de La Chaufferie tire son nom du bâtiment qu’elle occupe, qui alimentait en chaleur les immeubles de la société Imperial Tobacco de l’ancien quartier industriel de Granby, en bordure de la rivière Yamaska. L’ambiance historique qui transpire de cette ancienne bâtisse se prête tout à fait à accueillir une distillerie, et lui confère un semblant d’institution malgré son jeune âge. Ils sont en tout 11…

Before you start

Distilleries Canada/ March 1, 2019

This text is a work in progress for the moment, once finished, the English version will be released too. Sorry for the inconvenience. On n’arrête pas de le constater, le marché des micro-distilleries est en pleine explosion au Canada. Trop longtemps contraints par des lois remontant à la prohibition, peu importe la Province, il était plus que risqué de vouloir démarrer une activité de ce type. Mais…