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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.