Ironworks Distillery, Lunenburg

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#1 of 7 in Breweries in Southwest Nova Scotia
Spirit connoisseurs rejoice at Ironworks Distillery, an artisanal distillery set in the historical port town of Lunenburg. The distillery manufactures and stocks a number of different spirits for purchase, including light or dark rum, vodka, and a variety of liqueurs. Browse the aesthetically pleasing vodka of varying fruit flavors, such as blueberry and raspberry. If that sounds too adventurous for you, then ask for a taste test, offered on every bottle. To visit Ironworks Distillery on your trip to Lunenburg, use our Lunenburg road trip website .
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  • This is a local distillery in downtown Lunenburg. The building is an old blacksmith shop. Came home with a bottle of raspberry liqueur made with local products.  more »
  • I had been here in 2012 with my daughter and bought a nice bottle of blueberry liquer. My husband and I were there in Oct. and enjoyed several samples and took home a bottle of gin and rhubarb liqueur...  more »
  • Stopped in on a rainy Monday, was treated to samples of almost every available product from a very friendly sales lady. Absolutely phenomenal products and customer service. Wasn’t charged a cover char...  more »
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  • My girlfriend and I accidently wandered in on a day they were closed (I missed the hours of operation but the door was unlocked). Staff members inside were very nice and helpful and not at all annoyed by my oversight. In fact two people who were about to run some errands took off their coats, gave us the rundown of the distillery and products and served us some samples. Great concept, well executed, friendly staff and tasty products... they hit it all. Thanks again Ironworks.
  • An amazing historical place to visit. And their products are excellent!! I love that you can taste test pretty much everything.
  • Amazing fruit liquors-unlike any other distillery I have been to! Highly recommend a quick stop in!
  • We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves during our visit. It is a good thing that the samples offered were exceedingly small, as I was eager to try almost everything on offer! Their products are creative and well-made. (Their rum and gin are both excellent. Their vodka is made with apples. They also have an extensive selection of other fruit-based liqueurs, all of which are worth sampling.) The location is small, but has a tonne of character from its previous life as a blacksmith's shop. The on-site prices are reasonable, and the staff member we spoke to was friendly and knowledgeable.
  • We took the tour and it was quick yet informative. You get to taste everything they have on sale at the end and kids are allowed on the tour as well (but of course don't get to taste!). The do rums, vodka, gin, apple brandy and liqueurs (several fruits) and they get 5 stars because for the spirits they really tried to be different. Especially the gin (compared to London Dry or Hendricks for example) and their Bluenose rum. You can taste without doing the tour at least during tourist season so it's definitely worth a visit. Prices are very reasonable considering it's a small scale production.

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