The Fort Distillery has made their way out into the community.
Since opening their distillery in September, they know have enough excess product to start selling to other local businesses. They have plans to sell their products in restaurants like the Sawmill, Roustabouts, The Bear's Den and Pot's Bar and Grill.
"It's been great to see local businesses working together and we are happy to partner with those restaurants," said distillery owner Nathan Flim.
Liquor stores like Liquor House and Southfort Liquor also have plans to sell the distillery's product in the future.
Since the distillery is only open a few nights a week, Flim noted that he foresees a lot of their future growth coming from other restaurants and liquor stores.
"If our products are in restaurants and liquor stores, then people can access them anytime. If you want to have a drink using our product at the distillery, you've only got a couple of options, whereas the Sawmill is open every day of the week so you can go there and get a cocktail with our product in it."
The distillery has also partnered with Modo Mio, which is located across the parking lot. People can order off of the Modo Mio menu at the distillery and Modo Mio will cook and deliver the food.
As a small business owner himself, Flim said that starting local is important.
"I know it's tough to own a local business. We've just opened our business and we've had a lot of support from the local community. That's why we started by dealing with other local businesses in Fort Saskatchewan."
In the future, Flim hopes that they will be able to sell in Sherwood Park and Edmonton, but as the distillery is still very new, it is too early to tell.

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