Ironworks Distillery – Lunenburg

For our wedding, our good friend Josh (@trinitygoldNS) gave us a bottle of Pear Eau De Vie from Ironworks (@Ironworks_NS).   Pear Eau De Vie is a spirit distilled from 100% pear mash similar to an unaged fruit brandy.What made the bottle really exceptional was the full pear grown right into the bottle.  From then on I have been desperate to get to their distillery.

Ironworks Pear Vodka Pear in Bottle Unique Gifts

Located in Lunenburg, Ironworks Distillery is Nova Scotia’s first micro-distillery.  Their shop is run out of an old smithery.  It is a lovely spot, dark and welcoming, with the original wood floor and walls, a large tasting bar and visible stills.   While not all products feature a carefully grown pear in the bottle, all products at Ironworks are crafted with care. They use locally grown produce and old distilling methods to create their line of artisan spirits.


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We tried the full line up, from the apple brandy to the rhubarb liquer.  While it was hard to select a favourite (they were all really good) we both selected the blueberry liquer as our top pick.  We also have to mention their apple based vodka, and their most unique options – Arctic Kiwi and Rhubarb.  Don’t be fooled by the kiwi (like I was).  Arctic Kiwi is a smaller type of kiwi that can be grown right in our region.

Ironworks Distillery
The Blacksmith’s Shop
2 Kempt Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


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8 thoughts on “Ironworks Distillery – Lunenburg

  1. Thanks for liking my blog post.

    This looks like a pretty interesting site. I’m probably gonna have to stay around a little longer.

  2. Hi Gillian – Thanks for the lovely write up. Glad you enjoyed our venue as well as the products. I just wanted to straighten one little thing out – it’s NOT a pear infused vodka at all. Many people make that mistake (no thanks to the Grey Goose folk!). It is a Pear Eau De Vie – a spirit distilled from 100% pear mash and created in a very different fashion to vodka – more emphasis on the fruit flavours coming through during the distilling. There is no infusing or later addition of pear essence – all that flavour comes through with the distilling. You could also call it an unaged fruit brandy.

    Thanks again.


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