Drum roll, please! We’ve asked our readers to choose the best distilleries in Niagara for 2023 and the votes are finally in! If you’re looking to visit some local spots this year, you’ll want to add these top six choices to your bucket list.
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers has come out on top, with many favourites following close behind.
This vote is part of our Readers’ Choice Award series, where we asked you to choose the best local spots in Niagara including winery, brewery, breakfast, fine dining and more. To view all of the results, click here.
WINNER: Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers
When it comes to the best distilleries in Niagara, Dillon’s is the favourite amongst our readers. The spot is known for its gins, whisky and vodkas.
You can sample some of their many spirits or enjoy their canned cocktails, which come in flavours such as Blackberry Lemon, Tangerine Lemon and Black Cherry.
2: Limited Distilling
Sitting in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, this local spot will never disappoint. You can do a tasting of their spirits, or grab a mini cocktail flight.
You can also get hand-crafted cocktails by the glass, including Peach Iced Tea, Strawberry Jalapeno Marg, Espresso Martini and more.
3: Forty Creek Distillery
This local spot is known for its whisky. You can stop in and try four of their award-winning bottles while learning the history and process of how they are created.
If you’re looking to try something unique, you can also grab one of their creams (which are crafted with fresh dairy cream and whisky). Some flavours include Nanaimo Bar and Butter Tart.
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4: Spirit in Niagara
Spirit in Niagara is an adorable building located on Lakeshore Road that serves up its own spirits, which are distilled from over-ripened and fallen fruit from their orchards.
You can try their spirits in a tasting, grab a flight of cocktails and even enjoy some food from their mouth-watering menu.
5: Niagara Distillery
When it comes to the best distilleries in Niagara, you’ll want to head to this one if you’re also craving some BBQ.
With an expansive menu from Billy Bones, you can grab some ribs while sampling some of their many spirits, including whisky, moonshine, vodka, gin and rum.