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Quebec couple wants to revive the craft of distilling

WATCH ABOVE: Two Montrealers create an award-winning gin at their micro-distillery in Verdun.

MONTREAL – After numerous visits to various distilleries across the globe, Maureen David and husband Andrew Mikus told Global News they wanted to revive the craft of distilling in Montreal.

They proudly created 1769 Distillery in order to pioneer a rebirth in unique artisanal spirits – the name was chosen because it commemorates the year of the first recorded distillery in Quebec City.

The goal is to revive the art of quality distilling in an urban setting, which makes it all the more special because it’s a one-of-a-kind on the island of Montreal.

The couple submitted their Madison Park premium London dry gin to the American Distilling Institute competition in California and were pleasantly surprised to find out their product had won the gold medal for “Best of Class” category.

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It even graced the cover of the institute’s magazine “Distiller.”

Proudly made in Quebec, 1769 Distillery’s products are all handcrafted in small batches using ultra-premium, natural ingredients.

The husband and wife team hope to bring back the timeless tradition of small batch distilling to Montreal, and plan to be at the helm of the industry’s revival in Canada.

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