Who are you and your current job?
Matthew Hendriks, Master Distiller @ Park Distillery
What was the inspiration behind your distillery?
Opening the first Craft Distillery Resturant in Canada, and the first distillery in a national park in the world. The concept is a backcountry cabin in the middle of Banff Ave. In-house-made spirits, cocktail menu complementing them and campfire cooking.
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Can you give us a tour of your local distillery scene?
Craft Distilling has just started in Alberta, we have a few operation and this is just the beginning. Craft breweries have now been around for 20+ years with over 100 in the province. We hope to see more craft distilleries each and every year.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a distillery?
A love for making spirits is a must. Distilling is an art and needs a lot of attention.