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Local Profile: Dillon’s Distillery – Gin Distillery in the Niagara Region

Last week we visited Dillon’s Distillery. This is the first stop in my Local Profile Series where I feature my favourite spots in the Niagara and Toronto areas. A great place to start and try some Dillon’s Gin!

Day trip to Dillon's Distillery

Saturday at Dillon’s Distillery Trying out Dillon’s Gin

This weekend we headed to the Niagara region to celebrate my birthday. Growing up in Niagara I have always loved wineries. Something about spending time at a vineyard is so relaxing and enjoyable. I love the lush green grapevines and open landscapes. We often pop into wineries when we have just half an hour to spare and, in the summer, we like to make a full day of it.

This weekend, after many recommendations, we decided to try somewhere new and different. Dillon’s Distillery is a small batch distiller located in Beamsville. They a big focus on using quality local ingredients and supporting local farmers which is what drew me to visit Dillon’s Distillery. The Niagara Region is just the place for that! Just like a winery, Dillon’s has a charming tasting room where you can try their different alcohols; learn about their distilling practices; and buy your a bottle or two of your favourite alcohols.

Dillon’s Gin – Worth the Hype?

Dillon’s Gin is one of my favourite ingredients to use to make cocktails. While they are best known for their gin, Dillon’s Distillery also makes vodka, whisky, rye, and seriously awesome bitters. Bitters are a key ingredient in any liquor cabinet and so much fun for a cocktail creative (literally just made that title up…I like it!). A dash of bitters in a cocktail takes it to a whole new level of sophistication and Dillon’s Distillery has your back for that! So, to answer my own question…Yes. Dillon’s Gin is worth all the hype. They even have deliciously naturally flavoured gin such as rose, strawberry, and cherry.

I learned so much about their gins and liquors while tasting some of their small batch creations. Of course, I made sure to bring home a bottle of Dillon’s gin. This week I’m perfecting a recipe to share here! Dillon’s Distillery is the perfect stop to add to your Niagara Wine Tour for something different. Their alcohols are delicious. Their goal is to make quality alcohols using local ingredients. And last but not least, their environment is lovely! Sounds like a good place to visit to me. 🙂

Curious what I made with my purchase from Dillon’s Distillery?

Check out this recipe for a Lime & Thyme Cocktail using the Dillon’s Gin. This happens to be my most viewed blog post ever…this cocktail is not one to miss!!

Dillon's Distillery in Beamsville. Dillon's Gin is some of the best!

Dillon's Distillery in Beamsville

Dillon's Distillery Bitters

Dillon's Distillery Bitters

What I’m Wearing…

Asos Double Buckle Belt (This belt by B-Low the Belt is the original but more expensive)
Zara Ripped Knee Jeggings (bought in store)
Vintage Chanel Purse (Search similar on The RealReal)
Vintage Jacket

 

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  1. Gabriella

    February 17th, 2016 at 9:36 am

    You’re lipstick bag combo is too perfect! And it’s so funny we both went on the same weekend. I had a blast, picked up some wicked bitters!

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

  2. Emily H

    February 17th, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks so much Gabriella!! I know, I can’t believe we were both there this weekend…too funny!! The bitters were so good…great choice!

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