Reid's Distillery launches in Leslieville with handcrafted gin

Photo: Reid’s Distillery

Photo: Reid’s Distillery

Raise a glass to tasty things happening in Leslieville.

Reid’s Distillery recently opened on Logan Ave. — Toronto’s first distillery dedicated solely to the production of gin.

The family-run business pays homage to the juniper-accented and botanical-infused liquor, which is experiencing a renaissance.

“We want even the most seasoned gin drinker to find something new in their experience with Reid’s.”

Reid’s Gin is made using Canadian wheat, wild-foraged Canadian juniper and other diverse botanicals. Flavours range from spicy to floral, citrus to aged and sweet to herbal.

After travelling back and forth to the UK, the Reid family witness the explosion of the craft gin scene across the pond and set out to bring the movement to Toronto.

“It didn’t take long before we were creating our own small batches to get a fix of those flavourful recipes we’d fallen in love with over the years. We knew we weren't the only ones wanting more Canadian gins and so the idea of the distillery was conceived. We’ve come a long way from tinkering in our kitchen, but we get the same excitement when we fire up our stills, Matt and Maureen.”

The distillery features a retail space, cocktail bar, tours and tastings.

“Feel free to come by, try our gins and explore our cocktail menu. We’ll share a story or two about our family’s adventures from biking across Canada, living on a sailboat, running sub-zero marathons to any number of other silly endeavours.”

Reid’s Distillery is now open at 32 Logan Ave. Check out for more info.