The founders of Ironworks Distillery are Pierre Guevremont and Lynne MacKay. Our journey to artisan distilling began in 2008 and was inspired by a random reading of a magazine article about the growth of the industry. The project appealed to us – so we took that road to see where it would lead.
Over the years we have developed an extensive network of farmers exclusively within Nova Scotia from whom we buy products. Our cranberries travel a mere 8 kilometres from bog to distillery and no fruit travels more than 150 kilometres. Apples, pears, grapes, raspberries, blueberries are bountiful in Nova Scotia and we use them all. Since sugar cane doesn’t grow in Nova Scotia, at least not yet, and we simply couldn’t not make rum, we have opted to use Crosby’s molasses, imported from Guatemala and processed in New Brunswick, for our award winning Rum.