How to Find Us (... and our products!)


Ironworks Distillery
The Blacksmith’s Shop
2 Kempt Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Canada B0J 2C0

By Phone

902 640 2424

By Email

By land (from Halifax)

Take Hwy 103 – the main route from Halifax (or from Bridgewater and points west) – to Exit 11 and head south on Hwy 324 until it ends. Turn left and drive through town on Lincoln Street. The first stop sign is King Street. Keep going for several more blocks. The second stop sign is Kempt Street. Turn right. Ironworks is one block down on the left-hand corner, just before you hit the water (not recommended).

By sea (from the world)

On entering Lunenburg harbour, anchor anywhere to the west of the main inbound channel, south of the line joining the lighted buoys. Row over to the Railroad Wharf. Walk up the hill past the Dory Shop to Montague Street. Turn right and you’ll see Ironworks Distillery on the next corner.

Hours of Operation 2018

Distillery Hours for 2018
(see holiday exceptions below)

Jan 1 – March 31          Thur., Fri., Sat. 12 – 5pm
April 1 – 29                    Thur., Fri., Sat. & Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm
April 30 – June 16         Every day 12 noon – 5 pm
June 17 – Sept 17         Every day 10am – 7pm
Sept 18 – Dec 31          Every day 12 – 5pm
Closed on: New Years Day Jan 1, Good Friday April 14, Thanksgiving Monday Oct. 9,
Remembrance Day Nov. 11, Christmas Dec. 25 & Boxing Day Dec. 26.

Available in Halifax / Dartmouth at: Bishop’s Cellar, Harvest Wines, Rockhead Beer & Wine store, West Side Beer, Wine & Spirits.

Bluenose Rum, Vodka & Gin available at select NSLC shops. Check out their website for exact addresses.

Available at assorted Farmer’s Markets year round:
Halifax Seaport Market – Saturdays 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wolfville Farmer’s Market – Saturdays 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
During the Summer we also attend farm markets in these locations:
Lunenburg, Liverpool, Annapolis Royal, Yarmouth, Tatamagouche, Sydney (Cape Breton Market), Truro.

Limited selection available in Alberta – search for Ironworks products on this website


Ours tours include a full walk-through of our UNESCO World Heritage facility, including detailed explanations of the fermentation, distillation and barrel aging processes. After finishing with a full tasting of our products line, our guests will leave with a complimentary gift and a whole lot of information!

Tour fee: $15.00 per person, and $5.00 for children under 12 (no samples of course!) Designated Drivers receive free gift beverage of their choice to take home and enjoy later!

Photo Identification for proof of age is required for admission.
Book ahead via phone with your credit card or pay upon arrival.

May 1 – June 18
Tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

June 18 – September 9
Tours at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm

After September 9 – until Christmas eve
Tour time – 3:00 pm – Please call ahead to book space.

December 25, 2017 – April 30, 2018

Due to reduced staff, our tours are limited during the winter months to Thursday or Friday afternoons. To inquire, please call the shop: (902) 640-2424. We will require pre-payment with a credit card.