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 2017

Winter / Early Spring

January 1 – March 31 Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 12 noon until 5

April 1 – 30     Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 12 noon until 5


May 1 – June 17  Every day – 12 noon until 5


June 18 – Sept 17  Every day – 10 until 7


Sept 18 – Dec 31  Every day (see exceptions below) – 12 noon until 5

Shop Closed
New Years Day, January 1,
Good Friday, April 14,
Easter Sunday, April 16,
Thanksgiving Monday October 9,
Remembrance Day November 11,
Christmas & Boxing Day December 25 & 26

Select products available at the following private shops in the HRM:

Bishop’s Cellar

West Side Beer, Wine, Spirits

Harvest Wines & Spirits

Rockhead Wine & Beer Market

Liquid Assets of Nova Scotia

Our Bluenose Rum, Vodka & Gin are available at many NSLC outlets.
Please call your local NSLC for availability.


Halifax Seaport Market
Every Saturday from 7 am until 3 pm

Wolfville Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm

Truro Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm


To book a space please call the shop: (902) 640-2424.

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

May 1 – June 18, September 18 – October 31
Tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

November 1 – June 17
Tours at 3:00 pm. Please call the shop to book space.

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, 18 years & under $5.00
Photo Identification for proof of age is required for admission.
Book ahead via phone with your credit card or pay upon arrival.