From farmers to craft distillers.
Meet the owners
Lars Hirch and Rachelle Fiset bring a dynamic blend of agricultural expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the Canadian spirits scene. As a farmer, Lars journey into distilling is a testament to his commitment to showcasing the exceptional grains grown in the Prairies.
Lars Hirch, the visionary craftsman and master distiller, oversees the cultivation of wheat, rye, barley, and more, crafting distinctive spirits that have garnered awards. His meticulous approach extends to the use of local ingredients, such as sugar beets and honey, reflecting a dedication to both quality and sustainability.
Rachelle Fiset, as co-owner, plays a vital role in the distillery's success, contributing to its strategic vision. Fiset shares Hirch's commitment to sustainability, emphasizing the importance of sourcing ingredients locally.
Lars and Rachelle's story is one of dedication, innovation, and a shared vision for putting the Prairies on the map as a hub for exceptional craft spirits.
at THE DISTILLERY
Behind the scenes
ABOUT OUR SPIRITS
SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES
We do things a little differently.
We integrate environmentally conscious methods into our farming and distilling. All of the grains and crops are grown locally using resource conserving centre pivot irrigation systems, to help conserve energy and water, enabling Lars and Rachelle to maximize the yield potential of their crops.
REDUCED CARBON FOOT PRINT
Our distillery building is constructed with a Structural Insulated Panels System (SIPS). The building is well insulated and has all its electricity powered by solar panels. The distillery isc rafted to use energy efficient equipment and spent grains are fed to the farm’s livestock. Lars and Rachelle strive to reduce their overall waste in each step of the distilling process.
LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS
Our products use locally sourced grains, botanicals and flavour infusions. It was always a dream to create something brilliant and unique from this bountiful area utilizing a lifetime of experience in farming. So we did just that (and we made it delicious)!