Still Waters Distillery makes our spirits by hand in small batches. We ensure that each individual batch meets our highest standards for quality. We actually bottle and package all of our products by hand. The pride we feel in our products extends from selection of ingredients, into the distillation process, right through to the finished product.
We are Ontario's first micro-distillery, also referred to as a craft distiller or artisan distiller. We believe that a real micro-distillery does not use commercially produced alcohol (known as NGS or neutral grain spirit) but creates it's alcohol from raw materials like grain or fruit. We believe that a real micro-distillery must actually own and use a still to produce their spirits. Our production is limited and much smaller than that of large brands, but this allows us to retain a personal touch to everything we do and to personally ensure each and every batch of spirits if of the highest quality.
Barry Bernstein and Barry Stein, the founders and owners of Still Waters Distillery, are also the mashers, distillers, bottle washers and fillers. They are involved in every aspect of the business and personally oversee each and every batch of spirits produced.
In January of 2009, after a year of planning, training and education, and dogged persistence, Still Waters Distillery was launched. They took possession of a custom made pot still, imported from Germany. Two months later, after all the setup and installation was complete, the first alcohol flowed!