Gnormalizing weekday happy hour since 2021.
What do you do when there is a global health pandemic and the new normal consists of games night via zoom? Start distilling craft spirits, naturally. Made in small batches using local ingredients, our award-winning London Dry Gin, The Gnu Normal, is the first of many (we hope) high-quality spirits to gather the herd around and keep things light even when things get a little, well, dark.
100% Western Canadian Grain
Our spirits are made up of only the finest grains, sourced from farms across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Barrel-Aged Spirits
We plan to produce other spirits, and also introduce craft whiskeys, and bourbon-style spirits that need to barrel age for at least three years. Sure, it’s a wait, but it’ll be worth it.
Gin Enthusiasts
In 2009, our head distiller noticed Juniper bushes growing on his family property. It was then that he started creating small-batch recipes. And now, with a lot of hard work, a long-time dream of producing a spirit to please your palate is here: The Gnu Normal London Dry Gin.
Gnu Location Coming Soon
What goes perfectly with our gin? Well, you and your herd (aka friends) visiting our soon-to-be-opened tasting room, including a storefront. We’re very close to acquiring a building, and we look forward to meeting you face-to-face.
Our Ginspired Podcast Episode
The Gnu Normal
with special guests Tony Messer & Darren Scott
On today’s episode, I welcome Tony Messer & Darren Scott of Gnu Craft Spirits. Today, we chat about their journey and experience of starting a craft gin distillery during the pandemic in Alberta, the meaning behind their company name, where they are in the process, their first gin product, how Darren was responsible for the Macarena craze in the 90s, and so much more.