Whisky lovers will fall in love with Top Shelf Distillers, where their crew is reviving a century-old whiskey tradition in the former whisky-town of heritage Perth. This up-and-coming distillery picked the right location to set up shop making the pinnacle of all liquors, golden, aromatic whisky, Perth’s relationship with whisky dates back to the 1800s. At that time, the town boasted half a dozen distilleries, including the renowned Stewart & Spalding and McLaren Distillers, whose spirits were exported throughout North America before prohibition.
Today the team at Top Shelf know what they’re doing, and are experts in everything from stellar marketing to creating a fun and inspired distillery experience and producing quality liquors with unique flavour profiles. During your visit you’ll fall in love with the open-concept tasting room that lets you peer inside the distilling floor to see what goes on behind the scenes! An awesome view of our German made Copper still will get your taste buds excited for the complimentary samples ahead!
Enjoy samples of gin, vodka, and moonshine, and new for 2019, a true Canadian whisky, aged for three years. Ask to try their delicious concoction, Apple Pie Moonshine, that tastes just as it sounds, like apple pie and blended with local and fresh apple cider or their Maple Moonshine, made with local maple syrup – the perfect Canadian treat.
At Top Shelf, there is a real emphasis on local and all grain used at the distillery is grown in Ontario — maple syrup comes from both Paul’s Maple Products and Temple’s Maple Products, both in Lanark County, the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario.
Drop by for a free tour and chat with staff about the production process, or get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of spirit production. From 2 p.m. or 4 p.m., seven days a week.