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“Hidden gem in Beamsville”

Dillon's Small Batch Distillers
Ranked #9 of 27 things to do in Beamsville
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We drive by Dillon's all the time and never stop in. A few weeks ago we emailed them and asked for a tour of the facility. We went on a Saturday afternoon, it was so much fun! The tour was so informative, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and the product they make is incredible. We learned about the process of making the spirits and bitters and had a few samples as well. The space is beautifully decorated. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Dillon's.

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

It is a unique tasting experience! The spirits all have a unique, but delicious taste as they are not made the same way that LCBO products are. The bitters are fantastic as well. Well worth taking the time to check it out and sample some spirits. The Dillon's gin and vodka are now our go to bottles when we have company. Especially good in martini's and lightly mixed drinks.

The shop is on the small side, so it is a more intimate environment. When we walked in, we were not greeted. After a period of time, we walked up to the counter to talk to someone. It took a while for someone to finally come over. I would highly recommend that they train their staff to interact with customers the minute they step into the shop, like they do in the wine industry.

When someone finally did come over, they were great! We did not feel rushed and we were able to sample everything we wanted. We will definitely be back soon to restock!

2  Thank Niagara-Foodee
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Delicious Gin, White Rye, and grape Vodka. We had heard about Dillon's from a family member and had to try. Wish they had their Rose Gin in stock when we visited. When you walk in you enter a modern space with wood accented tasting room with various displays that draw the eye. The only downside was the staff. We were not greeted when we walked in although there was just one other couple paying. We stood around for a short time watching staff walk back and fourth without acknowledging us. It was a very awkward environment with us having to approach staff and ask about the history of the distillery, products, and to taste what they have. We only purchased because the product is delicious. Customer service on this occasion was surprisingly poor.

4  Thank NLM8883
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you are looking for something besides wine to take home from Ontario's wine country, look no further than Dillon's. Here are a few important things to note...

1. Ontario does not have a long, proud distillery tradition. There is not a Bourbon Trail here, nor an old Jack Daniels-type distillery with a hundred year history. All liquor and alcohol sales have been tightly controlled by the government for years. Dillon's is relatively new.
2. Dillon's offers a rye, made from 100% Canadian rye, a gin and a vodka uniquely made from grapes, and a host of locally sourced bitters. The gin, which is quite smooth and floral, is the star attraction.
3. They are only open F, S, Su during the winter. Check their hours before you visit.
4. Service here is Great. Enjoy a tasting or a conversation about their history.
5. 750 ml bottles of gin and vodka are 39.99 each. A 375 ml bottle of both is also available at 19.99. The distillery sells them in a nice cloth bag that makes a ready-made gift.
6. Dillon's is located a stone's throw from some great wineries. Ask the staff for recommendations.

2  Thank mbc421
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I love that the gin, vodka & rye is locally distilled! I think this may be a unique business, in an area with tons of wine & beer options. I heard about Dillon's from friends, so being an avid gin lover, I had to check it out!

We were not disappointed; the gin is very sharp & citrusy. I look forward to some G & T's on the patio next summer - as well as trying some new recipes from Dillon's website.

2  Thank trvlwrldgrl
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