Steinhart Distillery

Posted at 6:45 am on July 28, 2017

Steinhart Distillery in Arisaig, a producer of vodka and gin,  is learning about the fine art of making rum.  Master Rum Distiller Juan Alberto Alvarez Carmona from Ron Veradero Distillery in Cuba is visiting Steinhart this week.
Steinhart President Thomas Steinhart says Carmona is showing him how to blend rum.
Steinhart Distillery will be blending and bottling the rum for a new Nova Scotia company called East Coast Spirit.  The new firm intends to feature quality rums, vodka and gin at entry level prices.
Initially, the rum will be sold at Steinhart’s distillery and Farmers Markets.  Discussions are underway with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation on the timing of when the rum will be sold in its stores.

Posted at 1:12 pm on March 24, 2017

One local distiller has won an international award for their Gin. The Steinhart Distillery has been recognized as a leader in the spirits industry around the world after winning big at the Berlin International Spirits Competition.

Thomas Steinhart grew up in rural Germany and now operates the distillery in Arisaig. He says winning the award has many benefits, including more notoriety and hopefully increased sales. Steinhart says he has been invited into a European Guild for Gin Distillers, adding another feather in the cap of the business:

The award Steinhart won is Canadian Gin Distiller of the Year.  It also won a  Silver Medal for its Gin. Thomas says people are welcome to visit the distillery to see the process of spirits being made.