Every month, a tiny portion of St. Laurent Gin production goes to old barrels of whiskey. Thus, after a rest of more than one year in oak barrels, our famous Gin infused with seaweed becomes the St. Laurent Vieux Gin.
A soft and aromatic approach: the juniper expresses itself without astringency, gently, then gives way to long notes of grass, pepper and candied citrus. A long woody finish, slightly saline, signature of the seaweed infusion.
Awards: Silver medal at International Spirits Challenge 2018
Distillerie du St. Laurent is a friend-operated spirits producer located in the coastal town of Rimouski, Canada. There mission is to elevate the art of craft distilling in Quebec by transmuting the best ingredients from here and abroad into exquisite and distinctive spirits.
Like most booze-related story, the Journey started as a hobby in Jean-François' basements where some "totally legal essential oils distillation operation" took place on the weekends. At that time, there were just a handful of craft distilleries in Eastern Canada, so we founded Distillerie du St. Laurent and obtained our distilling permit in August 2015. St. Laurent Gin, a marine Gin with mineral and salty notes, was released in early 2016 and it was a blast. We quickly became a favourite in our domestic market and attracted attention abroad.
Everything went pretty fast afterwards. In 2017, we've ramped up Gin production to cope with the demand: St. Laurent Gin is now distributed in Canada, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Japan, Philippines and now Australia! Distillerie du St. Laurent is now considered both a pioneer and a leader in the craft spirits movement in Quebec.