Your guide to local alcohol and spirits

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This article was updated on November 9, 2023.

Montréal has been making quite the splash with its growing craft distillery scene. So, if stirring up some cool cocktails is your new favourite hobby, we suggest you stock up on these locally made spirits and add some Montréal flavour to your next happy hour.

All the listed products are available for online orders on the SAQ website or directly from the distilleries.

Gin

  • Cirka Sauvage: A silky and elegant gin that releases aromas of the Québec boreal forest. It combines fruity, floral and coniferous notes.
  • LOOP Lime and Ginger: A dry, lime and ginger flavoured gin made with potato scraps left over from the production of Yum Yum potato chips. Eight upcycled potatoes per bottle!
  • BleuRoyal: A floral gin with subtle notes of juniper berries, cardamom, coriander, wildflowers and butterfly pea flowers (which give it its unique, 100% natural blue colour).
  • Portage: A classic London dry gin, it makes for the perfect gin and tonic.
  • Royalmount*: Produced in small batches, this Montréal gin releases floral and citrus notes, and comes in one of the most Instagrammable bottles out there.  
  • Madison Park Pink: A delicate, elegant and refreshing floral gin with notes of citrus fruit. With a lovely shade of pink obtained through the distillation of wild hibiscus flowers, this dry gin reflects Montréal’s joie de vivre.
  • Romeo’s Gin: Each bottle of this fresh yet bold gin showcases the artwork of local and international artists. The popular melon-flavoured Romeo’s Gin X features the work of Montréal artist Miss Me.
  • Oshlag Gin Hibiscus: Pretty in pink, this gin is macerated with hibiscus flowers and pink grapefruit, which create the perfect blend of spicy and floral flavours.
  • Madame Gin: A sunny gin from the makers of Rosemont Gin de Montréal with bright notes of clementine and cardamom.
  • Oushkabé Tourbé Vieux: An aged version of Oushkabé’s classic Tourbé, this unique, deeply peated gin leans in flavour toward Scottish whisky notes.

Vodka

  • Cirka Terroir: Subtle aromas of licorice and caramel characterize this artisanal spirit.
  • Pur Ultra Premium: The most award-winning Canadian vodka in the world!  
  • Oshlag Hopped: This non-traditional vodka is crafted with Cascade hops, macerated post-distillation, which give it its distinctive bitterness and yellow veil.
  • White Keys: A very distinctive vodka made with Canadian grain and De l’Aubier organic maple sap water.
  • Rosemont Vodka de Montréal: This smooth, crystal-clear vodka is distilled with the finest maple sap.
  • MVodka: An exceptionally smooth, clean-tasting premium vodka, micro-distilled in small batches, with an “M” for Montréal.

 

Rum

  • Rosemont Spiced: This pinkish amber rum, infused with cranberries and flavoured with Kampot pepper, bird’s eye chili, cardamom and sumac, is blended with a caramel syrup for a sweet finish.
  • Rosemont White Rum: A double distilled white rum with floral and herbal notes, and a long-lasting taste of molasses.
  • Sainte-Marie: This rosy-hued spiced rum was named after an old Montréal neighbourhood, the Molasses District. It’s infused with Québec cantaloupe and cranberries as well as star anise, Szechuan pepper and allspice.
  • Acolytes Épicé: A spiced rum that leans heavily on the vanilla, making it the perfect mixer for a luscious rum ’n’ cola.

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Whisky

  • 1769 Distillery Small Batch 3 Years Old: The first Montréal-made artisanal Canadian whisky, this spirit has sweet notes, with a hint of spice. Perfect for an Old Fashioned.
  • Cirka No. 4: With every passing edition Cirka’s whisky takes on depth, and with No. 4, we’ve got a smooth, round flavour with spice, cherry burnt sugar on the nose.
  • Fraser & Thompson Whiskey: Cirka distillery and none other than Michael Bublé have teamed up to create a whisky that offers a uniquely complex flavor thanks to a blend of Canadian whisky and American bourbon.

Pastis

Eau-de-vie

Sodas and ready-to-drink cocktails

 

  • 1642: Unique sodas created with natural sugars, spring water and flavours. They make great mixers, especially the tonic water!
  • Bec: Fresh, organic sodas, sweetened with Québec maple syrup. Rum ‘n’ cola, anyone?
  • Oshlag: In addition to a selection of alcohol-free seltzers and lemonade, Oshlag make readymade gin-based cocktails like the Hibiscus Ginto and Nectar Ginto.
  • Romeo’s Gin: This distillery’s gin-based readymade cocktails include beguiling flavours like blood orange and rhubarb, and watermelon and lime. They also have tasty mocktails.

 

 

Cheers from Montréal!

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