Liquor: Domaine Pinnacle 🍁

Name: Domaine Pinnacle

Products: A variety of liquors (listed below)

Manufactured In: Frelighsburg, Quebec

Where to Buy: LCBO, SAQ, most Canadian provinces

Website: cidredomainepinnacle.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Domaine Pinnacle has won dozens of awards, including a Best of Show award at the World Spirits Competition for their Ungava Gin. Here’s everything they make:

  • Ice Cider: Domaine Pinnacle Ice Cider, Domaine Pinnacle Sparkling Ice Cider, Domaine Pinnacle Signature Réserve Spéciale Ice Cider, Domaine Pinnacle Summit Selection Ice Cider, Domaine Pinnacle Summit Selection Sparkling Ice Cider, Domaine Pinnacle Reserve 1859, Coureur des Bois Maple Ice Cider, Reflet d’Hiver
  • Hard Cider: Domaine Pinnacle Verger Sud Still Cider, Domaine Pinnacle Verger Sud Sparkling Cider, Origine Still Cider, Origine Sparkling Cider
  • Cream Liqueur: Domaine Pinnacle Crème de Pommes, Coureur des Bois Maple Syrup Cream Liqueur, Cabot Trail Maple Syrup Cream Liqueur
  • Canadian Whisky: Coureur des Bois Canadian Whisky and Maple Syrup Liqueur, Cabot Trail Canadian Whisky and Maple Syrup Liqueur
  • Ice Cider Eau de Vie: Pomme Emprisonnée
  • Gin: Ungava Canadian Premium Gin
  • Rum: Chic Choc Spiced Rum
  • Vodka: Quartz Vodka
  • Whisky: Canadian Shield

Liquor: Junction 56 Distillery 🍁

Name: Junction 56 Distillery

Products: Vodka, whisky, gin

Manufactured In: Stratford, Ontario

Where to buy: LCBO and distillery store

Website: junction56.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Created in 2015, Junction 56 Distillery provides something to drink before/after hitting up the Shakespeare festival, with their creative liquors made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Liquor: Black Fly Beverage Company 🍁

Name: Black Fly Beverage Company Inc

Products: Canadian craft produced vodka, tequila and rum mixed drinks

Manufactured In: London, Ontario

Where to Buy: Across the country

Website: blackflybooze.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Black Fly Beverage Company, Ontario’s first micro-distillery, was founded in 2005 by husband & wife Rob Kelly and Cathy Siskind-Kelly after being awarded the first distillery license granted in Ontario in over 100 years. Their goal is to create premium drinks that are less sweet than the competition.

Liquor: Hiram Walker & Sons Limited

Name: Hiram Walker & Sons Limited

Products: Polar Ice Vodka, J.P. Wisers Whisky, McGuinness Liqueurs and Lamb’s Rum

Manufactured In: Windsor, Ontario

Where to Buy: Liquor stores across the country

Website: corby.ca/About/HiramWalkerSonsLimited

Canadian Owned: No

Though owned by French giant Pernod Ricard, the Windsor facility is the largest distillery in North America, employing plenty of Canadians. Further, wherever possible, they use local grains from southwest Ontario.

Liquor: Newfoundland Distillery Co. 🍁

Name: The Newfoundland Distillery Co

Products: Rum, vodka, gin, aquavit

Manufactured In: Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland

Where to Buy: NLC (Newfoundland), NSLC (Nova Scotia)

Website: thenewfoundlanddistillery.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Small, award-winning distillery in Newfoundland. They have distribution in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and are working both on shipping options for the rest of the country, and distribution in the various provincial liquor stores.

Beer/Liquor: Brick Brewing Company 📈

Name: Brick Brewing Company

Products: Waterloo, Landshark Lager, Laker (all beers), Seagram Craft Cider, Seagram Wildberry Vodka Cooler, Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider

Manufactured In: Kitchener, Ontario

Where to Buy: Across Canada, mainly in Ontario

Website: waterloobrewing.com

Canadian Owned: Publicly traded on the TSX

Brick Brewing is Ontario’s largest Canadian-owned brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium quality and value beers and is officially certified under the Global Food Safety Standard, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production.

Founded in 1984, Brick Brewing Co. was the first craft brewery to start up in Ontario, and is credited with pioneering the present day craft brewing renaissance in Canada. Brick has complemented its Waterloo premium craft beers with the popular Laker brand.  In 2011, Brick purchased the Canadian rights to Seagram Coolers and in 2015, secured the exclusive Canadian rights to both LandShark and Margaritaville.

In addition, Brick utilizes its leading edge brewing, blending and packaging capabilities to provide an extensive array of contract manufacturing services in beer, coolers and ciders. Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB.

Beverages: Authentic Seacoast 🍁

Name: Authentic Seacoast

Products: Wide variety of mostly alcoholic beverages (see below)

Manufactured In: Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Web store, NSLC

Website: authenticseacoast.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Authentic Seacoast produces a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in scenic Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Here’s the list:

Liquor: Canadian Iceberg Vodka 🍁

Name: Canadian Iceberg Vodka

Products: Vodka

Manufactured In: St. John’s, Newfoundland

Where to buy: National distribution

Website: iceberg.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Made from icebergs harvested off the coast of Newfoundland and peaches and cream corn from Ontario, Canadian Iceberg Vodka is the only nationally-distributed vodka that is Canadian owned and produced. The brand has won multiple awards.

Liquor: Glen Breton Rare Canadian Single Malt Whisky 🍁

Name: Glen Breton

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Glenora, Nova Scotia

Where to buy: LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: glenoradistillery.com/glenora-whiskey

Canadian Owned: Yes

Glen Breton is known as the first distillery in North America to produce a single malt whisky, and is the first distillery to age its whisky in ice wine casks, a practice that is now being copied by huge international brands such as Glenfiddich.