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That’s The Spirit:

Alberta’s Thriving Craft Distilling Industry by TOM FIRTH and MEL PRIESTLEY

From moonshiners making illegal hooch in the hills to the growing numbers of shiny, new craft distilleries, Alberta has a proud tradition of distilling.

But unless you grew up in a family that made its own home brew, seeing a distillery in action was quite a rare thing until recently. Since the province’s inception at the turn of the 20th century, Alberta’s licensed stills

slowly closed or merged until only a handful of large producers remained: Alberta Distillers in Calgary, Highwood Distillers in High River, and Black Velvet in Lethbridge.

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Culinaire 5:6 (November 2016)  

Alberta's freshest food & beverage magazine. Dining out, dining in, wine, beer, spirits and cocktails. Celebrating international cuisine thi...

Culinaire 5:6 (November 2016)  

Alberta's freshest food & beverage magazine. Dining out, dining in, wine, beer, spirits and cocktails. Celebrating international cuisine thi...

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