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Ironworks Distillery

2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-640-2424
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Great place, great rum and gin!

We had a lovely visit. The staff was very knowledgeable about the space the distillery is in as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AnnieMavis
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Vancouver, Canada
Great hometown feel.

My family and I went in this afternoon close to closing time. The lovely young lady and young... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
USParatrooper77
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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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 Maritimes. We make vodka and brandy using Annapolis Valley apples, Pear Eau-de-vie, Rum, Gin and several delicious fruit liqueurs. Tastings are free. Tours are available.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blacksmith shop” (19 reviews)
“dark rum” (11 reviews)
“free samples” (11 reviews)
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2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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"blacksmith shop"
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"dark rum"
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"free samples"
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"old building"
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"raspberry liqueur"
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"shot glass"
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"amber rum"
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"great tasting"
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"barrel room"
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"taste testing"
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"fermentation room"
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"saskatoon berry"
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"main area"
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"stunning location"
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"small batch"
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"local fruit"
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"fun stop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely visit. The staff was very knowledgeable about the space the distillery is in as well as their products. We had the opportunity to try samples. My husband knows his rums and said theirs was fabulous. We bought a bottle and had...More

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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your compliments Annie! We're always pleased when we can make the rum experts happy. And we also pleased to hear that you could make us of Liquid Assets in the airport. We have found that lots of travellers appreciate the service and the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I went in this afternoon close to closing time. The lovely young lady and young gentleman working were extremely helpful. They were very informative about ingredients used in their products and the process involved in making it. They were not pushy about...More

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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I want to thank you so much for your kind words. I'll make sure to show your message to the crew in our shop, who work hard to show our guests a great time in the distillery. As you witnessed first hand, most days it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Iron Works makes a great local products too bad their staff don't reflect that. The tasting staff was rude,curt, uninformative and rarely acknowledged customers. The room was crowded with ugly blue plastic drums which left no space to move. I will continue to buy the...More

Thank Elizabeth E
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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Elizabeth, I am so very sad that you had such an unpleasant time at the distillery. I want to thank you for not remaining silent, but bringing these issues to our attention. We will be certain to show your review to our retail team and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is quite small and parking is not great. Due to Canada socialistic punishing tax structure everything was very expensive. the couple things I had I was not Overjoyed by. The people I was with thought the rum was very good. I tried the...More

Thank Chuck B
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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're quite right about our small size, Chuck. It can be a definite disadvantage, but we are in a registered heritage property within the UNESCO site of old town Lunenburg, so expansion options are limited. Also correct about the parking. Lunenburg was planned and laid...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit for all, not only for rum lovers. At the door, the wonderful sweet scent of rum arounds you. Rum and liquer tasting was nice but not inspiring. Still, I bought a bottle for a friend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tastings were fun and the service was very welcoming and informative. The rhubarb liquor was my favourite. The rum and brandy were favourites with my parents. Great little distillery with unique infusions.

Thank Farah C
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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so happy you had a good time visiting our place and hearing the stories about our products and our shop. Thanks for the kind words!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ironworks Distillery is a MUST STOP while in Lunenburg. We loaded up on their amazing rum and some of the apple vodka. They offer great gift packs as well. The decor is very cool and they offer tours of the facilities.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool spot. Copper still, old building, cool swag.... great products, some even organic. The store get busy some time with folks trying to get as many free samples as they can. The staff are fairly accommodating. Location is central and walking distance in...More

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IronworksDistillery, Owner at Ironworks Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the thumbs up Misterrude! We do get very busy on occasion and really appreciate it when folks are a bit patient with us. This summer is particularly challenging when it comes to room. As we work on the building expansion next door there...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Our first time at the distillery but not the first taste of their amazing rum and vodka(made from apples). We first tasted Ironworks at the farmers market in Sydney. Fell in love and took two bottles back to California. Came back last year and make...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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.

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