Lone Pine Distilling has its roots in Alberta, founded by two close friends after years of sipping spirits around the campfire at the cabin, where a lone pine tree watches over the site. The building that houses the distillery has been completely rebuilt and renovated by the founding partners of Lone Pine, adding to the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood (affectionately known to locals as the “Hubcap District”). The Lone Pine Distillery measures 8,000 square feet, making it Edmonton’s largest distillery and one of Alberta’s largest craft distilleries. Each bottle label says EST. 2017 as a nod to the work invested in getting Lone Pine off the ground since the company was founded over three years ago. They aim to honor and celebrate their Alberta roots using regionally sourced ingredients, products and services, including contributions from skilled local producers and community artisans.
Number of products: 5, plus two new products which are still in the development phase.
The most unique: Rocky Mountain Gin – what makes it so unique is that the key ingredients are all sourced from the Rocky Mountain region of Alberta. Inspired by the variety of wildflowers and plants that grow naturally in the mountains of Alberta, Lone Pine has developed a recipe that evokes the spirit of the Rockies through the fresh flavors of wild bergamot, mint and rose hips. (who are all from the region).
The most popular: It is difficult to choose the most popular product, as the distillery has only been open for a short time, but Earl Gray Gin seems to be getting a lot of love.
Local flavors: Because they work to source as locally as possible, many spirits feature unique local flavors. For example, the wheat in Parkland Wheat Vodka is harvested from the Parkland prairie region of Alberta and imbues a distinctly robust flavor, which ranges from raw wheat to artisanal distilled alcohol. Rocky Mountain Gin is entirely defined by its local flavor, with ingredients native to the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and made in the wild by local producers.