Since inception, we have farmed about 20 acres of barley using Percheron draft horses, antique farming equipment from the 1920’s and traditional methods of farming. It keeps us close to our farm-to-glass heritage and preserves farming methods in place before the age of modern farming machinery. We believe it keeps us connected with the terroir of the land and is an investment in preserving our heritage.
a shared love of alberta
Welcome to Eau Claire Distillery, the official whisky and gin of the Calgary Flames! As a local business, we're proud to support our home team and provide Flames fans with the perfect drink to enjoy during the game.
Our premium whisky is crafted using the finest ingredients and traditional methods, resulting in a smooth and rich flavor that's perfect for sipping on its own or mixing into your favorite cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a big Flames win or commiserating a tough loss, Eau Claire whisky is the perfect choice.
By choosing Eau Claire, you're not only getting a top-quality spirit – you're also supporting a local business and showing your love for the Flames. So join us in raising a glass to the team, and cheers to Alberta hockey!
Eau Claire Distillery is in the heart of Alberta’s liquor history, in a series of 1920’s buildings that previously housed speakeasies, a brothel, a theatre and an old-time bowling alley. It is flanked by aptly named Whisky Ridge and the old speakeasy locations of Whisky Row and the Dew Drop Inn.
A distillery with real horse power
Eau Claire has a unique heritage of horse farming for special edition whiskies.
Ancient techniques and modern creativity unite to produce unique and premium distilled products. Deploying the finest custom-crafted German stills and technology, Eau Claire hand hones each batch of its spirits.
Eau Claire is committed to traditional, small batch distilling using a hands-on process that mixes art and science. Our copper stills, custom built in Germany, enable us to make our award-winning products using only the best ‘hearts’ from our still. Our team of Master Distillers bring a high level of international expertise, following the centuries-old Scottish distillation experience. Each batch is carefully produced in our facility, from farm to glass. All of our products use Alberta barley, considered the best barley in the world.
High Altitude Terroir
Reaching new heights in the world of whisky
Eau Claire is located at 4000 feet above sea level, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Our high-altitude production facility, creates an unusual whisky maturation that is accelerated by the dry air and wide temperature fluctuations by season.