Local Spirit. Distilled.
Fernie Distillers is in the final stages of renovations on 1st Avenue and is expected to open this winter.
Andrew Hayden and Jillian Rutherford are the husband and wife duo responsible for bringing the first-ever licensed craft distillery to Fernie.
“We look forward to being a part of the revitalization of 1st Avenue and our location adjacent to the future Station Square couldn’t be better,” said Hayden.
The 3,200-square-foot building will be a modern production facility, tasting room and lounge, manufacturing small batches of vodka, liqueurs, seasonal spirits and barrel-aged products with a modern branding approach. The distillery also boasts a lounge and patio that will be available to rent for special events.
Rutherford will head up production and is one of the few female distillers in Canada.