12 Aug The Montreal Distillery
Distillerie de Montréal, located in the heart of an industrial portion of Rosemont, is the only distillery in Canada to work with a double-distillation Charentais still. During his youth, guided by family know-how, Lilian Wolfelsberger acquired the principles of an ancestral method by raking orchards in Franche-Comté. This fifth-generation distiller, who settled down in Montréal in 1993, had long cherished the project of mastering his art while enhancing the value of Quebec’s terroir. With this in mind, he became one of the first to obtain a micro-distillery permit in the mid-2000s, which gave him the opportunity to perfect his knowledge of Quebec’s distinctive raw materials in order to develop new recipes and innovative techniques.