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Ironworks Distillery

2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
902-640-2424
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Ranked #3 of 10 Activities in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries
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... more » 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We just missed the tour of the distillery, but the lady at the counter was informative and answered our questions and gave us samples. The liqueurs, brandy and vodka all use local ingredients ie. Annapolis valley apples, Nova Scotia cranberries, blueberries ect. The smell of the store is of old aging casks. The rustic interior of the place makes you... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This young distillery is nicely located and is offering delicious products. This was my first experience visiting a distillery and I learnt a lot. I like the fact that the focus of the business is to produce innovative and delicious products instead of trying to play the branding card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We didn't make the tour, but we did sample some of the many different types of spirits and liquors the produce. We did end up buying a couple of bottles. Great products.

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Petersham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stumbled across Ironworks products at a farmers' market in eastern Nova Scotia and decided to swing through Lunenburg on our way to the ferry in Yarmouth just to see the distillery. To our delight we found the town to be well worth the visit, and the distillery more than lived up to our expectations. I have visited many distilleries... More

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Moncton, New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped by for a visit and to make a few purchases. i loved the setting (an old blacksmith shop) and the smell of the next batch brewing was very pleasant. The woman behind the counter was very knowledgeable and great fun to talk to. We tried the rum and the vodka, both of which were unique and delicious.

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