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Ironworks Distillery

Open today: 12:00 - 19:00
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Lots of fun. Finished tour with a nice glow!!

Interesting historical tour. Pleasant, fun knowledgable tour guide. Diverse tasting selections. Met... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Patty B
Very nice product

We unfortunately did not get to the distillery in time for a tour, but we enjoyed the ambiance of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donald M
Summerside, Canada
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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
+1 902-640-2424
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting historical tour. Pleasant, fun knowledgable tour guide. Diverse tasting selections. Met interesting people from all over. Finished tour with a nice rosey glow. Everyone had fun.

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We unfortunately did not get to the distillery in time for a tour, but we enjoyed the ambiance of their location. The staff were very pleasant to deal with and happy to provide taste tests of all their products. This helped us decide on our...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by the Ironworks Distillery in Lunenberg,NS on our last day in the Maritimes. Cool place, historic building that remains true to its heritage. Tasted some great I have always disliked gin but was impressed with this one. I could happily sip it on...More

Thank karvin h
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely town to stroll through and the distillery was the bomb. A trip down memory lane and local history followed by a very adequate tasting of all their products. We ended up purchasing a raspberry liquor and rhubarb esprit...so good! They also make and sell...More

Thank KarenKatz
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't have time left for a tour but the tastings were great and service was good. Good selection. The tasting area is a bit small for larger crowds who were arriving, just as we were leaving. Will take in the tour on our next...More

Thank DianaD1207
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were on a tour with 5 others which worked really well. Taylor explained with great humour the full process of producing these great spirits. Having previously believed that all spirits except Puccini were produced from grain I was fascinated to learn their rum is...More

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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Alway happy to hear that folks have enjoyed their tour - especially when it can be so educational as well as tasty! (Not everyone likes the Rhubarb - it is indeed very sour.) Truth be told, in the world of all things agricultural, if you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just inside the door of the Ironworks Distillery you can see the wood fire powered distillery working. Quite an interesting site! And there is a tasting bar. They make (and allow tastings) of gin, rums and other hard liquor. Very interesting and good gin!

Thank SuzanneGrecophile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are very happy with our purchase and the tasting of their products, friendly staff and the building is very cool! Happy to know they ship their products outside of NS 😁

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took their guided tour which was very informative! Our guide well versed with the history of the building and all the distilling process of the liqueurs. Their distillery machine very special as it was made in Germany and it is heated by wood. Tour...More

Thank 5000traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a single-malt scotch and American rye whiskey fan, so we had to go to the town distillery. Took the guided tour with a full product tasting. Boy, they sure make a lot of different products in such a compact space. Whiskey is being made,...More

Thank Joe H
IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Joe - thanks very much for your kind words and I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself at our tiny establishment. I completely agree that we are bit wide spread in terms of our product range, but when there's so much great produce...More

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