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Inside the Distillery District's new Spirit of York Distillery Co. (PHOTOS)

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Yasmin Aboelsaud May 04, 2017 2:56 am 1,605

A brand new distillery has opened in Toronto’s Distillery District. Spirit of York Distillery Co. announced the opening of its brand new 7,200 square foot facility at 12 Trinity Street.

The new spirits destination will be using the finest locally-sourced ingredients and world-class distillation equipment to produce small batch gin and vodka.

Spirit of York/Arthur Mola

Officially opening on May 11, Spirit of York Distillery Co. is all about small batch production and using premium Ontario-sourced raw ingredients, including the finest tasting water from Springwater, ON. 

Spirit of York Distillery/Arthur Mola

“Congratulations to the Spirit of York Distillery Co. on their opening in Toronto’s historic Distillery District,” said Glen Murray, MPP Toronto-Centre in a press release. “Spirit of York will no doubt continue on the great distillery tradition in this iconic Toronto neighbourhood and will also be part of a rapidly growing industry here in Ontario.”

Spirit of York Bitters Library/Arthur Mola

The distillery brings distillation back into the neighbourhood that bears its very name. Housed in a transformed brick and mortar venue, the atmosphere mixes modern with nostalgia in its re-imaged heritage space with the exposed brick, rustic bitters library, a greenery-lined bar frame and stunning views of the German-imported distillation equipment.

The news of the space joins the recent announcement of two major new real estate developments set to add to the Distillery District’s population over the next two years.

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Spirit of York/Kayla Rocca

“Spirit of York honours distilling tradition through our commitment to premium quality spirits,” said Gerry Guitor of Spirit of York. “We humbly hope that over time, our space, our products and our brand become a source of pride for this world class city.”

Spirit of York Gin/Arthur Mola

Along with the mixology, the distillery will offer expert tasting experiences. Beyond the 750mL bottles of their own premium gin and vodka, the distillery will retail small batch productions of additional spirits. The ‘Spirits Hub’ will be a place for mixology innovation and education for all those who share a passion for spirits.

So you can now get distilled in every sense of the word at the Distillery District.

Spirit of York/Arthur Mola

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Toronto City Editor, fueled by coffee, travel & Drake.

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