Women in Spirits

Meet the Ontario women who are making a name for themselves in our province's thriving craft distilling scene. From twenty-something innovators creating original blends to pioneers in sustainable distilling, these trailblazers bring a unique perspective to Ontario spirits.

Barb Matchett
Black's Distillery 

Peterborough was once home to seven distillieries. Now Black's hopes to resurrect the region's legacy.

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Laura Bradley
King's Lock Craft Distillery

This hyperlocal and sustainable distillery produces award-winning spirits whose big impact belies a small footprint.

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Jackie DeMarco
Kavi Reserve

This young distiller is wowing the world with her signature blend of whisky and coffee.

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Katherine Vellinga 
Zirkova Vodka

The inspiration for Zirkova's award-winning spirits originated in Ukraine, the birthplace of vodka.

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Mireille Morin
Rheault Distillery

The only licensed Ontario distillery located in a private home, Rheault is shining a light on unique northern flavours.

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Maria Hristova
Kinsip House of Fine Spirits

This Prince Edward County newcomer is reviving grain-to-glass spirits on their 70-acre family-run farm distillery.

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