Ironworks Distillery, Lunenburg

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#2 of 9 in Breweries in 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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  • 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.
  • Award winning family owned distillery. Amazing product and beautiful old school storefront. Very nice people offering tasty samples. Everything made and shipped onsite.
  • Best liqueur anywhere! Not only were the spirits phenomenal but the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We wish they could ship to the states.
  • Beautiful rustic establishment with a large variety of small batch liquors and liqueurs. All the products are well made and well worth buying if you enjoy spirits. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

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Where to stay in Lunenburg

Among the brightly painted houses in central Lunenburg, you'll find an array of welcoming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and privately owned inns. Almost all offer breakfast and free parking included in the price, and their proximity to the water means you'll enjoy pleasant views no matter where you choose to stay. If you prefer to look back on the colorful town, stay south of the center along Masons Beach Road.
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