Our story began when two people, inspired by the land and one another, took the first steps to realize their vision: creating and sharing finely crafted spirits that evoke a strong sense of place and embody bold culinary artistry. Starting from scratch, Jason and Alayne MacIsaac gradually built their first distillery in their garage at home in Shirley, B.C., a humble Southern Vancouver Island town whose original name was Sheringham. 

Sea Side Gin: Inspired by the Vancouver Island coast, with its clean surf and appealing fragrance of wild roses, evergreen forests, and ocean air, our flagship spirit has a deliciously complex yet impeccably balanced botanical profile. Made from botanicals such as juniper, rose, lavender, citrus, coriander, cardamom, and—most notably—local, sustainably harvested winged kelp, which gives it a subtle taste of the ocean, Seaside Gin is an elegant choice on its own and a winning ingredient in your favorite cocktail.

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