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.

Liquor: Crown Royal 📈

Name: Crown Royal Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Gimli, Manitoba

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

Website: crownroyal.ca

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.

Liquor: Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky 🍁

Name: Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Ontario

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

Website: corby.ca/brands/Lot40

Canadian owned: Yes

Generally regarded by whisky lovers as the best new whiskies to come out of Canada in recent memory, Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky and Lot No. 40 Cask Strength Canadian Whisky are attracting the attention of the world and selling out across Canada. Lot No. 40 is owned by the wholly Canadian Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., the majority shareholder of Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, so you can feel proud knowing that it is a Canadian owned and made whisky that is winning the hearts of the international whisky community.

Liquor: Prince Igor Vodka 📈

Name: Prince Igor Vodka

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Grimsby, Ontario

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

Canadian owned: No, owned by Campari Group (Italy)

A smooth, flavourful vodka that is as at home on the rocks as it is in your favourite cocktail. Prince Igor Vodka offers triple distilled and quadruple distilled varieties depending on your taste.

Liquor: Forty Creek Whisky 📈

Name: Forty Creek

Products: Spirits

Manufactured in: Grimsby, Ontario

Where to buy: On-site at the Forty Creek Distillery, LCBO, SAQ, Independent Liquor Stores Across Canada

Website: fortycreekwhisky.com

Canadian owned: No, owned by Campari Group (Italy)

Founded in Grimsby, ON in 1992, Forty Creek produces whiskies that routinely win double gold and gold medals at numerous international tasting competitions and are rated the #1 best tasting Canadian whiskies. In 2007, Forty Creek founder John Hall was recognized by Malt Advocate Magazine as “Pioneer of the Year”, and was the first and only Canadian whisky maker to receive such a prestigious award for his outstanding whiskies.

Forty Creek was acquired by Italy’s Campari Group in 2014.