TORONTO, ON – The founders and former owners of two Ontario craft breweries have announced the launch of DRINKLAB, a drinks and distilling company focused on “uniquely crafted spirits that are innovative and unexpected.”
Founded by Brock Shepherd (ex-Kensington Brewing) and Dimitri van Kampen (ex-Spearhead Brewing), DRINKLAB has debuted with Hop Vodka, a 40% abv small-batch spirit described as follows:
A unique spirit designed to bring vodka and gin lovers together by pairing the clean pure taste of premium vodka with the delicate botanicals of the finest gin. DRINKLAB Hop Vodka is created from the highest quality locally sourced Peaches and Cream corn grown in Chatham, Ontario. Using a traditional hand-crafted method, it is five-times distilled and blended with pure water in small batches, slow-filtered and carefully infused with a special blend of West Coast hops. DRINKLAB Hop Vodka is smooth, creamy and slightly sweet, with a distinctive hoppy aroma and flavour featuring delicate notes of citrus zest and pine.
DRINKLAB Hop Vodka is available now in 375 ml swing-top bottles in Ontario ($24.85 at LCBO) and Newfoundland & Labrador ($25.07 at NLC). It is also pouring at select bars and restaurants in both provinces.