La Distillerie

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This past weekend, I was in Montreal. During my time there, I went to a few really great spots that I’ll share here. To start, I went to La Distillerie in the Latin Quarter. First off, you’ll be golden if you get there on the earlier side (they open at 4pm), because you’ll quickly see a line start to form outside. Not only because this bar is a staple in the area, and it’s very popular, but because they’re very strict on fire code and capacity caps, only letting in the max capacity. 

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Dimly lit, surrounded by warm wooden fixtures and a large chalkboard well, this bar is super inviting and cozy. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. They’re well known for serving a bulk of their cocktails in Mason Jars (extremely efficient for mixing, shaking and serving…and not to mention fun and cool). Even so, I went for a drink that sounded especially good to me, even though it wasn’t in a jar. I went for the Pistolero, lime, passionfruit puree, tequila blanco, Laphroaig Scotch, orange liqueur, agave nectar. It was incredible. Slightly sweet and with a kick of heat, it was perfectly mixed and served in a chilled glass. 

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Even though my drink didn’t come in a Mason Jar, all of their complimentary snacks do. Gold Fish. Awesome. 

The Shorts:
Name: La Distillerie
Location: 300 Ontario Street East, Montreal
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Next time I’m in Montreal, absolutely!
Would I recommend it? Definitely! They also have two other locations, just in case one is more convenient for you.  

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