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In addition to tastings of over a hundred products made here, in Quebec, as well as meetings with the producers of the 29 local craft distilleries, we are preparing conferences where you will be able to learn more about your favorite spirits, as well as the artisans behind these products!

NETWORKING DAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019

12h30

The difference between the many categories of alcohols

By : Fernando Balthazard, founder

Distillery: Les subversifs

Subscription: On-site reservation only

13h00

From crops to bottle

By : Jonathan Roy, president

Distillery : Distillerie Fils du Roy

Subscription: On-site reservation only

13h30

Acérum

Explanation of the new class of Acérum products and the current process to make it an appellation.

By: Gerald Lacroix, Distillerie Shefford’s co-owner and Joel Pelletier, Distillerie St.Laurent’s co-owner and admiral.

Distillery: Distillerie Shefford & Distillerie St. Laurent

Subscription: On-site reservation only

14h00

Vacuum distillation and circular economy

Presentation of the unique process of vacuum distillation as well as the circular economy of their orange liquor.

By : Jonathan Robin, founder & president

Distillery: Distillerie NOROI

Subscription: On-site reservation only

14h30

THE HISTORY OF THE BOURGEON

A  Gin and maple liqueur unique in Quebec!

By: Guyaume Parenteau, co-founder

Distillery: Distillerie Wabasso

Cost: On-site reservation only

15h00

The philosophy behind the ‘Grain to bottle’ production, and the issues involved

With nearly 40 Quebec gin available at the SAQ, the new distilleries must be creative and adapt themselves to earn a place in the hearts of the local spirits lovers. A year ago, the Distillerie des Appalaches made the bet to make their own neutral alcohol that would compose its first product, the Kepler gin, from Quebec grain. In a fast-moving market, Dave Ricard, President of the Distillerie des Appalaches, presents the challenges and the advantages of making your own base spirit.

By: Dave Ricard, CEO

Distillery: Distillerie des Appalaches

Cost: On-site reservation only

15h30

History of The DOMAINE LAFRANCE

Narrative of its evolution and the raw materials industry for the creation of alcohol.

By : Éric Lafrance, owner & producer

Distillery: Domaine Lafrance

Subscription: On-site reservation only

16h00

DISTILLERIE STADACONÉ’s history

History of the distillery and presentation of the distinctive qualities of their 3 gins.

By: Jean-Pierre Allard, President and co-founder of the distillery

Distillery : Distillerie Stadaconé

Subscription: On-site reservation only

16h30

PRESENTATION OF THE “OPTIMIZED” MITIS DISTILLERY

Being an engineer, Yan Lévesque had the chance to build his distillery according to his plans, both for the space and the disposition of its production equipment.

By: Yan Lévesque, co-owner

Distillery: Distillerie Mitis

Cost: On-site reservation only

DISCOVERY DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH

13h00

HISTORY OF THE BLUE PEARL DISTILLERY

The true story of the BleuRoyal Gin, from his contraband in a 4 1/2 of Villeray, until today.

By : Francis Bluteau, Co-Founder and CEO

Distillery : Blue Pearl Distillery

Cost : 5 coupons

13h30

Supporting craft  (only in english)

Why it’s important and how gin is made.

By : Maureen David, President

Distillery : 1769 Distillery

Cost : 5 coupons

14h00

ABSINTHE AND the ABSINTHERIE DES CANTONS’s History

By : Jean Philippe Doyon, co-owner

Distillery : Absintherie des Cantons

Cost : 5 coupons

14h30

The Rye

Reasons for using rye as raw material as well as the history of its use. The different varieties, its availability and how to work with it.

By : Vincent Van Horn, Master distiller

Distillery : Distillerie La Chaufferie

Cost : 5 coupons

15h00

THE CHALLENGES OF PRODUCING A VODKA grain-to-bottle

The issues of producing a grain-to-bottle vodka and the new amendment of the federal law

By : Isabelle Rochette, production distiller

Distillery : Distillerie Cirka

Cost : 5 coupons

16h00

Maison Sivo’s whiskeys

Janos Sivo, Master Distiller, will tell all the secrets of the production of Maison Sivo’s whiskeys, a pioneer in the whiskey industry in the province of Quebec!

By : Janos Sivo, Master Distiller

Distillery : Maison Sivo’s whiskeys

Cost : 5 coupons

17h00

HOW TO TASTE GIN

André Trudeau, teaches us how to taste the gins and to detect all the aromas.

By: André Trudeau, CEO

Distillery: Pirate du Nord

Cost: 5 coupons

Registration for a Discovery Day Conference