There was a small wait at the brewery so we decided to check out Tofino Distillery. TD specializes in certified organic spirits and are located next door to Summit Bread Company.
We dropped in on a Tuesday afternoon (around 5:00pm) and they were fairly busy. There’s only two tables inside but the patio can fit another two to three groups. One bartender running the show; super chill and cozy spot to grab a few drinks.
There’s about a dozen mini cocktail options (gin, vodka and absinthe based) and they were super reasonable ($4.34).
Bottles included vodka/gin ($25.00 for 375ml, $43.00 for 750ml) and absinthe ($40.00 for 375ml, $75.00 for 750ml).
Sad that they were sold out of their arancello (orange vanilla) and limoncello.
The bee’s knees ($4.34)
Rose hibiscus gin, lemon, honey syrup and soda. Light, floral and refreshing.
Tijuana go surfing ($4.34)
Jalapeno vodka, mango nectar and lime. This one was our favourite (and seemed to be what everyone else was ordering). A tantalizing kick from the jalapeno and a touch of sweetness. Get it.
Demon dog ($4.34)
Absinthe, blood orange San Pellegrino, lime and angostura bitters. Beware, the absinthe is heavy on the anise but still stays smooth and enjoyable. Worth a try but we aren’t huge absinthe drinkers.
Awesome spot to enjoy a few mini cocktails. Make sure you try the jalapeno vodka.
Unit G & H, 681 Industrial Way