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Ironworks Distillery

Address: 2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-640-2424
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Ranked #3 of 15 Activities in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Ironworks Distillery opened its doors to the public in June 2010. Situated in the old town of...
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Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Popped in while visiting Lunenberg (a UNESCO World Heritage site). They have a great selection of things to sample; the Pear eau de vie was delicious. They have a small, well-presented shop that also sells sample-sizes that will fit a carry-on liquids allowance. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area!

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Chilliwck
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A small distillery occupying an old marine blacksmith's shop in historic Lunenburg (the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). They have won awards (gold medals) for both their Brandy and their Rum; their other staple is Vodka. But what I was particularly impressed with was their fruit liqueurs. During our 2 visits, the flavours available were blueberry, strawberry and... More 

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Mississauga
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What an interesting place and great products to boot! The rum tasting great and the Vodka based rubarb what a neat experience. The staff are very friendly and clearly love their place of work!

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