Welcome to 2020 - The provincial burden on craft distillers just went up!

Other provinces are benefiting from a boom of new distilleries and job creation from the increased consumer demand for local spirits. However, here the Ontario Small Cidery and Small Distillery Support Program ended without any replacement or tax relief on Dec 31, 2019. This will mean fewer new distilleries opening and less money for struggling small distillers in the province to make ends meet. Take a moment to let your MPP know that Ontario should be leading the Canadian craft distilling movement, not being left behind.


Ontario's craft distillers create premium, small-batch spirits by partnering with local grain, fruit, and dairy producers and using labour intensive techniques. The Free My Rye campaign is proudly created by the Ontario Craft Distillers Association to get your local distilleries the support they need.

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