Founders, Denzil Wadds and Tim Keenleyside, came up with the idea for Georgian Bay Gin® on a chairlift at Osler Bluff Ski Club while looking out over Georgian Bay. Both partners have deep connections to Georgian Bay, including cottage property where wild juniper grows in abundance. It’s only fitting, then, that Collingwood would become the site of Georgian Bay Spirit Co.’s distilling operation.
After the successful launch of Georgian Bay Gin® and Georgian Bay Vodka™, Georgian Bay Spirit Co.™ now produces a wide range of award-winning, locally crafted, incredible tasting, not-too-sweet, craft cocktails in a can. The 8,200 sq ft. facility supports the ongoing expansion of spirits production and bottling. In its current phase, the distillery will focus entirely on production. Phase II, scheduled for early 2022, will include a tasting room, retail store, tours, and event capabilities.
“We are excited to deepen our roots in the Collingwood area and look forward to welcoming customers to our permanent home on the shores of Georgian Bay. Collingwood is quickly becoming the Craft Beverage Capital of Ontario. We are extremely proud to produce products that evoke everything we love about Georgian Bay – Purity. Balance. Relaxation.”
GEORGIAN BAY VODKA™
A vodka that is just as good in a mixed cocktail as it is enjoyed neat or over ice. Crafted in small batches, a unique blend of two-row malted barley vodka and corn-based vodka lends unique notes of cereal, spice, and vanilla. Named one of the world’s best vodkas by Forbes and the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
GEORGIAN BAY GIN®
A London Dry style gin bursting with juniper and citrus notes crafted in small batches. Pop the cork, and you’ll be transported to a rock on Georgian Bay – the smell of pine in the air and the sound of waves lapping gently on the granite shore. Six different botanicals are available: Georgian Bay juniper, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel, angelica root, and grains of paradise.
GEORGIAN BAY WHISKY™
This small-batch Canadian whisky is a blend of single grain rye and corn whisky made with a love for the bay. With hints of caramel, new barrel char, and rye spice, it’s perfect for mixing in a cocktail or sipping neat.
GEORGIAN BAY GIN SMASH™
When Georgian Bay Gin Smash™ launched in the spring of 2016, the Toronto Star called it ‘easily the best pre-mix cocktail to have ever graced the shelves of the LCBO. ‘ It’s less sweet than most ready-to-drink beverages, and made with natural flavours and Georgian Bay craft gin. No wonder it’s been a top seller at the LCBO since it launched.
GEORGIAN BAY VODKA SMASH™
With the success of the Gin Smash, something equally delicious and refreshing for vodka drinkers was born. Georgian Bay Vodka Smash™ blends natural lemon, lime, grapefruit, and mint flavours into a craft cocktail in a can.
A grab-and-go 12 pack of low-calorie sodas made with a refreshing blend of Georgian Bay craft spirits, natural flavours, botanicals and only 2 grams of sugar. A low calorie, low sugar, low carb alternative to Georgian Bay Spirit Co.™ canned cocktails. The pack includes the Lime, Mandarin and Strawberry Smashed Soda cocktails.
GEORGIAN BAY HALF SMASH™
Made with Georgian Bay gin Georgian Bay Half Smash™ delivers a smashing taste experience without compromise. Perfect for brunch, virtual cocktail hours, or afternoons on the patio.
GEORGIAN BAY SMASHED TEA™
A combination of black tea, Darjeeling tea, and Original Gin Smash™ creates a refreshing, not-too-sweet, southern-style hard iced tea with fresh and juicy citrus notes. It was made for those hot summer days, backyard BBQs and bonfires.
Georgian Bay Spirit Co.™ canned beverages are available coast-to-coast (except Quebec). Ask at your local liquor store. Spirits are currently available in Ontario LCBO stores. In Ontario, you can include a Smash on your takeout order from your local bar or restaurant or order directly for contact-less delivery from Runner or The Beer Guys delivery service.