40 Pippin Road - Unit #9 - Vaughan, ON - 416-505-5964 - Copyright © 2017 Last Straw Distillery

November 18, 2019

Gin: it's not just for summer, and this spicy treat makes for a refreshing start to a heavy winter meal. Level of difficulty: easier than pie.

October 2, 2019

When we released Cask #1 Rye Whisky, we sent it out to whisky critics and writers at four different proofs to get their feedback on what proof we should bottle at. We heard from many of you afterwards that you were upset that you didn't get a chance to participate in t...

August 1, 2019

Beat the heat with this refreshing summer cocktail recipe, made with Blackstrap Rum made with pride in Vaughan, Ontario by an award-winning craft distillery.

July 11, 2019

Hot summer nights call for a cool, refreshing mojito. This one is made with our Blackstrap, which is a new-make rum that we can't call a rum because it hasn't been aged for the minimum one year required by food labeling laws. It's also really good with our aged Blackst...

June 29, 2019

Whisky.

We started Last Straw to make this. We've done a whole lot of making - 50+ casks down and aging. We've done a whole lot of waiting - our first single malts are well past 3 years now, but not yet ready.

Whisky day is finall
y here.
 

"It's finding its way onto my...

May 2, 2019

For everyone who loves a good whisky cocktail, which by now we just assume that everyone we know does, this one's a keeper. Thanks to our friend Michael Smith for playing around with our limited-release Stout Spirit to come up with this one. This batch of Stout Spirit...

May 1, 2019

Chip Dykstra, aka The Rum Howler, is one of the tougher spirits critics out there, and he howls about all kinds of spirits, not just rum. We recently sent him a bottle of our Gin Twenty-One to see what he thinks.

Spoiler alert: he liked it. He really liked it!

Review: Gi...

April 11, 2019

Introducing "The Vaughan" cocktail. This robust, spirit-forward cocktail strikes a fine balance between bitter and sweetness, much the same way you'll find in a good Negroni. It's a shout out to our home town, and a showcase for one of our signature spirits - Darker Si...

October 19, 2018

A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, a whole lot of delicious. The Mexican Mule is a play on the classic Gin Gin Mule, or Moscow Mule cocktail, and inspired by a dinner we hosted with Chef Francisco Alejandri at DISH Cooking Studio in Toronto last winter. 

The Mexica...

October 4, 2018

 We were as surprised as anyone when this article was sent to us - a review in a national newspaper on the very first thing we ever made!