Liquor: Junction 56 Distillery 🍁

Name: Junction 56 Distillery

Products: Vodka, whisky, gin

Manufactured In: Stratford, Ontario

Where to buy: LCBO and distillery store


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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.

Liquor: Crown Royal 📈

Name: Crown Royal Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Gimli, Manitoba

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


Canadian owned: No (owned by British alcohol giant Diageo)

Crown Royal is household name here in Canada, and is also the top-selling Canadian Whisky in the United States. The brand took a huge leap forward when Crown Royal Northern Harvest scored 97.5 marks out of 100 and was named the best whisky in the world by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible in 2016.