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Address: 2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-640-2424
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Description: Ironworks Distillery opened its doors to the public in June 2010. Situated...
Ironworks Distillery opened its doors to the public in June 2010. Situated in the old town of Lunenburg and residing in the building that used to be the old marine blacksmith shop, we create small batches of artisan spirits using produce from the Maritimes. We make vodka and brandy using Annapolis Valley apples, Pear Eaude vie and several delicious fruit liqueurs. Tastings are free.
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Some treats come in small packages

We called into the distillery in the off season and hadn't expected it to be open. It was and as a result we sampled some most interesting products, liqueurs and spirits. We left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jan H
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We called into the distillery in the off season and hadn't expected it to be open. It was and as a result we sampled some most interesting products, liqueurs and spirits. We left with product and the receipt for import information, that's if it lasts that long. Lune berg is a delightful port town, even if shut. The sc enery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stopped here to sample some of their products and they were really good. I'm a big rum fan and their rums are tasty. Brought home a bottle of the Bluenose rum and I hope to somehow get my hands on a bottle of the 5-year aged.

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were told to visit this little distillery by a close friend who is a very accomplished, local chef. We are so glad he recommended it! The dark rum is delicious, as is the apple vodka. Make sure to stop in while in Lunenburg - Ironworks is a unique Nova Scotia gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is great to visit. See how they make rum. I have bought rum from this place and it is the best rum I ever had. The company should sale there product all over canada.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed opposite this lovely little distillery and all bought a bottle of something lovely - vodka, rum and great fruit vodkas

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Fredericton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Way more fun than it sounds.Had some unique liquor/spirit tasting,bit of history and all in an authentic blacksmith shop. Great spot to sample and pick up gits for friends/family.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Cool distillery - staff were very friendly and accommodating. It was a fun stop complete with a tasting session. The liqueurs are fantastic! Ended up taking home a bottle of the cranberry and rhubarb.

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Centreville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There were not any tours of the site the day we visited. The host/sales associate provided enlightening information and was friendly. The samples of the product were delicious. I had experienced the rum previously - excellent tasting and the main reason I wanted to taste more of the products. I especially enjoyed the cranberry liqueur and wife preferred the apple... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful wee distillery right in town. The staff was helpful and gave us a brief tour/explanation of their distilling process. The still (or liquor making contraption) was right in the main area and you could watch the vodka or rum being distilled. They also gave tastes of any of their many offerings, which included vodka, three rums, a brandy, and... More 

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Minot, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very nice micro-distillery where you can sample some of the goods. We ended buying some Vodka & blueberry liquor. One of a kind.

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