Welcome to Black’s Distillery.
We craft singular tasting spirits that show a lot of soul.
We hope you brought your thirst. Come on in.

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Black's Distillery Heritage Vodka

Heritage Vodka

750ml 40% alc./vol.
$39.95

We chose to produce a vodka that, unlike the mass produced blandness that defines so many other spirits in this category, actually has a definable taste, body and texture. That shows a beginning, middle and end on the taste buds. Whisper soft on the entry, you’ll encounter a subtle if not surprising note of sweet before a punchier edge of pepper simmers on the finish. Believe it – vodka with personality and presence.

Gin

750ml 40% alc./vol.
$40.95

For an honest appreciation of the depth, texture and flavour of our flagship product, we suggest you first do something slightly out of the ordinary: sip it neat. Oh, and sniff it too, so you can try to anticipate the flavours that you’re about to imbibe. Our uncommon blend of botanicals paired with the silky smooth of Red Fife wheat grain delivers an exceptional taste. Prepare for a beautifully balanced wave of floral, herbaceous, peppery and juniper notes with hints of licorice and spice. Then ready yourself to revolutionize your favourite mixed drinks!

Black's Distillery Gin
Black's Distillery White Barley

White Barley

750ml 43% alc./vol.
$40.95

Humble grain it may be, but don’t underestimate the depth that barley can add to the overall flavour. Nutty chocolate and leathery on the nose, one sip reveals earthy tones, peppered with an edge of cinnamon and light peat. 

White Rye

750ml 43% alc./vol.
$39.95

Black's Distillery White Rye

About

History

Every spirit tells a story – of that there is never any question in the business of distilling. Yet the narrative for Black’s Distillery extends its roots well beyond the confines of Peterborough County and the rolling hills where David Fife long ago coaxed his treasured grain from the ground. In fact, owner Robert Black’s Scottish heritage links back to the Duhb (Duff) Clan, which actually connects to the town of Fife and the family itself. Take that as coincidence but best accept it as a vital connection. Upon learning of this relationship the Black’s name assumed its rightful place and is emblazoned on every bottle that we produce, day-in and day-out.

 

RED FIFE WHEAT

His is the name behind Canada’s oldest and most cherished heritage wheat – Red Fife Wheat. David Fife originally produced the grain in the 1840s at his farm a quick horse-and-buggy ride southeast of Peterborough. What David Fife likely didn’t anticipate is that, generations later, his soft, smooth and flavourful grain would reside at the heart of locally crafted artisan gin and vodka. We invite you to raise a glass to his ingenuity and inspiration for producing what we think is the essential ingredient to our signature Black’s taste.

Purveyors of the Spirit

Barb

Barb

Robert

Robert

Kris

Kris

How We Do It

Drink Small.

You don’t need to remind us what a foolish notion it is, going into the handcrafted spirits business. Who the hell does that? Sure, we’ve got something to prove. It’s simply this – your tastes deserve something authentic and delicious. That’s why we’ve established Black’s Distillery, so we can lovingly produce a collection of spirits from the heartland of Central Ontario.

Spirits produced from the most naturally pure ingredients possible – that’s our take. We believe there’s a thirst out there among a good many people who crave more character in their spirits. Count yourself as one of those looking to raise a glass to the small batch revolution? Then fill your cup here, friend, and let us know what you think.

100% Natural

One sip of any of our small batch spirits reveals a simple truth. Distilling solely with natural ingredients produces something quietly and compellingly remarkable. There’s no compromising on those principles. We don’t lean on additives, colouring or junk science to deceive your good sense of taste. From natural sources to first sip, we keep it positively pure every step of the way.

Judge for Yourself

Enough talk. There’s really only one way to make a proper evaluation. Sample them neat to savour the sheer depth of character. If preferred, let an ice cube or two bathe in the bliss of our vivid flavours. Liberate your cocktails and add an extra squeeze of hospitable to your highballs by letting them shine in the light of our small batch spirits.

Ingredients

Red Fife Wheat

Red Fife Wheat

The soft, supple, smooth-sipping soul of our spirit is attributed to this famed heritage grain.

Rye

This grain introduces a light spice and understated fruitiness to the spirit.

Barley

Humble grain it may be, but don’t underestimate the depth that barley can add to the overall flavour. Nutty chocolate and leathery on the nose, one sip reveals earthy tones, peppered with an edge of cinnamon and light peat.


BOTANICALS (GIN)

The distiller’s craft in producing a gin of distinctive character revolves around the alchemy of botanical balance. Black’s Gin dares to delve a little deeper and introduce a captivating array of flavours that reach well beyond those all-too-familiar spirits jacked up on juniper. It’ll likely take a few sips to appreciate the full breadth of taste we’ve distilled into every drop, but to help guide your taste buds, here are the botanicals that lurk within. 


Juniper

Long recognized as gin’s most prominent flavour, we believe the mark of a great gin is in how those pine and camphor notes are both harnessed and balanced with other botanicals.

Sage

An herb that is not shy to show off its earthy freshness, herbaceousness and slightly bitter wine personality to the world. 

Angelica

Responsible for showcasing gin’s unmistakably dry character while showing off discreetly earthy, woody notes, too.

Coriander

Introduces another shade of spice into the mix to balance a sensually musky scent with an incisive kick of citrus.

Lavender

Note the light, floral aroma as hints of mint and rosemary play out on the palate.

Apple

An undercurrent of sweetness to better highlight the edgier flavours, apple deftly brightens the overall taste profile.

Lemon Peel

To add zing to the palate and punctuate the lighter tones in our gin we insist on an ever welcoming tinge of lemon in our spirit.

Cubeb

An apparent aphrodisiac, this relative of the pepper family delivers sweet nutmeg, biscuity aromas, eucalyptus flavour and a cold spiciness.

Cardamon

Somewhere between the mysterious and the unmistakable, cardamom imparts a flavour that helps to set our gin that much further apart from others. Strong and aromatic, it delivers a spicy citrus character.

Location

BLACKS DISTILLERY
99 Hunter St E,
Peterborough, ON K9H 1G4
(705) 745-1500

HOURS

MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 10:00PM

SUNDAY
10:00AM - 5:00PM

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