Made for Memories

CELEBRATING

75 YEARS

For 75 years, we’ve been the spirit of timeless moments. Our spirits have been part of memories told as stories, and those stories becoming countless traditions – as milestones, celebrations and rituals. All in the spirit of making memories. We are proud to have been part of countless stories of the past 75 years. Chances are we may have been part of your story too. That’s why we are made for memories. Here’s to memories made together.

Alberta Distillery
Alberta Distillery
Alberta Distillery
Alberta Distillery
Alberta Distillery
Alberta Distillery

Alberta
Distillery

You may have seen our products all across Canada – from Tofino, British Columbia to our home in Calgary, Alberta, and all the way to St. John’s, Newfoundland. What’s our story?

Our story began 75 years ago. Three visionary men – Max Bell, Frank McMahon and George H. Reifel saw an opportunity to use Alberta’s abundant resources to craft the best spirits in the world. For generations, we’ve partnered with local farmers growing the best Canadian prairie grains, carefully blended with water fed from the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

By pushing the limits of what Canadian spirits can be, we’ve produced a legacy of spirits that have withstood the test of time and won prestigious awards around the world. We are proud of our Canadian made spirits. Proud to be the distillery of the decade.

1946

Established by famous Canadian philanthropists/oil tycoons, Frank McMahon and Max Bell. They quickly brought on the expertise of George Reifel, a successful German Braumeister. He came from many years distilling in Japan to help with the complex process of distilling rye. Alberta Distillers started up with 23 acres of land.

1957

The distillery has grown to have three heat-controlled warehouses, and contained upwards of 100,000 barrels of fine aging whiskies over 28 acres of land.

1967

National Distillers & Chemical Corporation bought ADL to expand their liquor portfolio, which included Gilbey’s Gin, Peachtree Schnapps, etc. But was sold when Standard & Poor gave a negative economic outlook for whisky.

1975

Plant site has grown to 42 acres in the heart of Calgary and remains Alberta’s largest distillery. Final construction of last warehouse seen in photo. This will give ADL storage for over 600,000 barrels. ADL is one of few sites in Canada that can age barrels in both rack and pallet style warehouses. With 2 rail spurs onsite ADL can ship and receive by rail, ISO tankers and tanker trailers. ADL continues to source only Canadian grown grains making ADL a major economic source for Alberta’s agriculture.

1986

Founded in 1969 as ‘American Brands’ - renamed in 1997 and included home furnishings, hardware and other golf products. They purchase ADL. In Oct 3, 2011, the company split into two: Fortune Brands Home & Security and Beam Inc.

2011

Japan's ‘Suntory’ made a successful US$16bn offer to buy Beam Inc.

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  • 65.1-66.1% ABV

    whisky

    Alberta Premium decided to release a Cask Strength in an effort to innovate within the Canadian Whisky category. With a deep history rooted in heritage and quality, Alberta Premium is proud to be a major player in the resurgence of Canadian Whiskies and Alberta Premium Cask Strength is the award winning result. It is a true reflection of what a distillery can be-we laid our cards on the table and delivered a world-class product.

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  • 40% ABV

    whisky

    An explosive taste that is bold with its own unique earthy character, made with 100% Canadian Prairie Rye and aged for a minimum of 5 years, Alberta Premium is the original 100% rye.

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  • 40% ABV

    Vodka

    It’s important to take pride in your work, and that’s easy with this vodka. We are uncompromising, creating this classic with every drop triple-distilled and cold filtered to ensure the highest level of purity, using locally sourced grains and glacier water.

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  • 40% ABV

    Vodka

    We’re pretty proud of our locally made vodka, sourced from homegrown prairie grain and glacier Rocky Mountain water.

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  • 40% ABV

    Whisky

    A full-bodied rye blend, Alberta Springs is distilled from fine grains and glacier born Rocky Mountain water.

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  • 40% ABV

    Vodka

    Banff Ice Summit uses 100% winter wheat with early maturation date for best yield & quantity and the liquid is distilled 5 times to deliver exceptional smoothness.

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