It's the season of fresh, cool cocktails and icy beer, and Toronto has so many incredible bars to offer. Next time you're in the mood for a drink, why not somewhere a little different? Explore Toronto's best distilleries and try some truly unique spirits. You just might find a new favourite!

These distilleries are some of Toronto's gems and offer some perfect take-homes for your very own cocktails! Taste some local drinks and tour some of these incredible spaces to see what goes on behind the scenes. 

Spirit of York Distillery 

Price: $20 per person

Address: 12 Trinity St Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Why you need to go: This stunning venue in the heart of the Distillery District offers a historic, rustic ambience and a gorgeous bar area. Try their premium vodka, gin, or aquavit. 

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Nickel 9 Distillery

Price: $25 per person 

Address: 90 Cawthra Ave #100 Toronto, ON M6N 3C2

Why you need to go: Nickel9 uses locally sourced ingredients to create premium craft spirits. Their Northern Temple vodka with a hint of apple sweetness is a must-try!

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Reid's Distillery 

Price: $25 per person

Address: 32 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2M8

Why you need to go: This distillery brings the taste of the UK gin to Canada! The brand new space is decorated with plush couches and lush potted plants, the perfect space to enjoy a cocktail.

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Last Straw Distillery

Price: $15 per person

Address: 40 Pippin Rd #9 Concord, ON L4K 4M6

Why you need to go: This hand-crafted spirits distillery offers drinks made from unique, original recipes. Take a tour of the distillery and sample each of their products!

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Yongehurst Distillery

Price: $30 - $60 per bottle

Address: 346 Westmoreland Ave N Toronto, ON M6H 3A7

Why you need to go: Started by two friends with a passion for spirits, Yongehurst Distillery provides unique and delicious drinks, perfect for mixing in cocktails.

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Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

Price: Free self-guided tour, $15 public tours 

Address: 51 Gristmill Lane, Distillery District M5A 3C4

Why you need to go: Enhanced by Muskoka water, this sake comes in several different varieties. It is the very first sake brewery in eastern North America and is located in the historic Distillery District.

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