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Ironworks Distillery

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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Cool old building and the still is gorgeous - steps a bit steep so not good for people with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara L
Fun tastings and nice staff.

We had tried to go to Ironworks the last time that we were in Lunenburg (which I think was 4-5... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Lynn M
Houston, Texas
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Ironworks Distillery opened its doors to the public in June 2010. Situated in the old town of Lunenburg and residing in the building that used to be the old marine blacksmith shop, we create small batches of artisan spirits using produce from the...more
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2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool old building and the still is gorgeous - steps a bit steep so not good for people with mobility issues, but my bad knees didn't mind so much once I got into tasting! Tried a rum and a few liqueurs - went away with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sara L
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We had tried to go to Ironworks the last time that we were in Lunenburg (which I think was 4-5 years ago), but they were closed. So, we lucked out this time and they were open. My husband and one of our friends tasted some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Located in Lunenburg’s old port, the micro-distillery is named after the marine blacksmith’s shop that provided iron for the shipbuilding trade. It offers several tours daily @C$15, but you can just pop in for a tasting. Ironworks produces a wide range of spirits including gin,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wucie
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This place was just amazing! The building is an old Blacksmith's shop and it is totally old and rustic, but still functional. As you walk through the big barn door to come in, it's very inviting. Bottles are set up in wooden barrels and on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I popped by as this featured on the Google list of top ten attractions to visit in Lunenburg, I was not disappointed. Whilst the word ‘tour’ might be a little over-generous I was given a lot of information in such a short visit and invited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

We enjoyed hearing the history and getting the info on how the still works. We did a tasting of a few products which was very good

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EMcCdn
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We popped in as we walked down the road and were totally drawn in by there absolutely beautiful still , so worth a visit just to see this piece of equipment. We only tasted the rum but based on that I am sure all is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine V
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

An old blacksmith shop turned into a distillery. Wonderful repurposing of a space. Rum, vodka and gin are the main products. The rum was good but the others seemed a bit harsh. That's me though, others might find it otherwise.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Ironworks makes a variety of products including fruit-based liqueurs, at least two gins, and (perhaps their signature product) some very fine rum. The distillery is small, but they were happy to let me try several of their products. Worth a visit if you're in town...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 154957N_m_12
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the wood-fired still, so cool. Products are great (tried the dark rum), pity Ontario is so tight with the liquor-laws. Totally wish inter-province trade was easier (can get imported liquor easier than “local” - don’t get me started....), would have taken some home with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoff H
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