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"The passion to create category-defining products that will change the way you drink. We call this Liquid Alchemy."

— DIMITRI VAN KAMPEN
Co-Founder + Chief Drinks Officer

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Our spirits

 

Our signature line of unique spirits is born from our experience as craft brewers and pioneers of the Ontario extreme brewing movement. Each small batch of DRINKLAB spirits undergoes constant and rigorous quality assurance and quality control checks at every stage of production, and is personally tasted and approved by founders, Brock Shepherd and Dimitri van Kampen, before release for sale.

 
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A portion of the sales of DRINKLAB Hop Vodka supports the efforts of Water.org®.

DRINKLAB Hop Vodka™

Introducing DRINKLAB Hop Vodka™, where vodka meets gin, a unique spirit designed to bring vodka and gin lovers together by pairing the clean pure taste of premium vodka with delicate botanicals, like those of the finest gin. DRINKLAB Hop Vodka is created from the highest quality locally sourced Peaches and Cream corn grown in Chatham, Ontario. Using a traditional hand-crafted method, it is five-times distilled and blended with pure water in small batches, slow-filtered, and carefully infused with a special blend of West Coast hops. DRINKLAB Hop Vodka is smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet, with a distinctive hoppy aroma and flavour featuring notes of citrus zest and pine.

 

Ideas

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Vodka Hopped UP™

 

Here are some ideas on how to serve DRINKLAB Hop Vodka. But don't stop here. The only limit is your imagination.

 
The Hoptini Vodka Martini with a hoppy accent. Add a twist of lime. It will leave you stirred.

The Hoptini

Vodka Martini with a hoppy accent. Add a twist of lime. It will leave you stirred.

On The Rocks Hop Vodka. Rocks. Your favourite citrus fruit. Simply amazing.

On The Rocks

Hop Vodka. Rocks. Your favourite citrus fruit. Simply amazing.

Hop Vodka Soda Just add a splash of soda and your favourite garnish. Enjoy! 

Hop Vodka Soda

Just add a splash of soda and your favourite garnish. Enjoy! 

Hop Vodka Sour Hop Vodka. Lemonade. Slice of fresh ginger. Summertime rules!

Hop Vodka Sour

Hop Vodka. Lemonade. Slice of fresh ginger. Summertime rules!

"Focus on quality, use only the finest ingredients, throw in a dash of the unexpected, create with care, and then let the product speak for itself."

— BROCK SHEPHERD
Co-Founder + Director of Liquid Alchemy

 
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Our Story

In the fall of 2016, two craft beer guys met in a bar and asked each other, “What’s next?” Brock Shepherd and Dimitri van Kampen, founders of two innovative craft breweries in Ontario, share a vision to make exceptional products using the finest ingredients while creating lasting positive change. DRINKLAB™ is a local family-owned craft distilling company with a sustainable global outlook. At the heart of our company is the collaboration between Brock and Dimitri and our passion to create unique products that will change the way you drink. We call this Liquid Alchemy™.

 
 

 

 
 
 
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Founders

DRINKLAB is an independent craft distilling company founded by Brock Shepherd and Dimitri van Kampen. 

Brock Shepherd

 

Co-Founder + Director of Liquid Alchemy

For more than 20 years, Brock has helped reimagine the food and drink scene in Toronto, leading the cocktail Renaissance and molecular mixology movement, advocating organic and locally sourced foods, brewing handcrafted beers at the craft brewery he founded, and curating local craft beer programs. In addition to DRINKLAB, Brock is also the founder of Trashed & Wasted as well as Toronto's Kensington Flea Market and Rice Bar.

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Dimitri van Kampen

Co-Founder + Chief Drinks Officer

Dimitri is a self-described adventurer and craft beer and spirits evangelist. He is a beer architect and drinks designer with a passion for creating off-the-hook beverages that challenge the status quo. Before DRINKLAB, Dimitri founded a successful Ontario craft brewery, creating and designing the company’s initial line of award-winning brands.

 

Partners for Change

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Our Partners

DRINKLAB isn't just about better products, it’s about bettering people, bettering communities, and bettering the planet. DRINKLAB partners with organizations that create lasting positive change for the environment and people in need. 

 
 

A portion of all of our sales supports the efforts of Water.org®, an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org pioneers innovative, sustainable solutions to the global water crisis, giving women hope, children health, and communities a future.

 
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Trashed & Wasted is a local charity rethinking garbage, repurposing trash, and bringing back waste. Trashed & Wasted pairs innovative chefs with ethically-minded suppliers to create dishes from rescued food to celebrate the sustenance, beauty, and benefits of what was once simply trashed and wasted. 

 

Contact

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Sponsorship Policy

At DRINKLAB we believe strongly in supporting our local and global community and look for creative ways to partner with various organizations that foster positive projects and initiatives. Please note the following when making any sponsorship requests:

  • If your event is within 30 days, we will not be able to accommodate your request.
  • Your organization must have a valid event permit and liquor licence, as required.

Sales Enquiries

For sales related enquiries please contact us at:
sales@drinklabinc.com

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Media Enquiries

Karen van Kampen
Marketing + Communications Director
karen@drinklabinc.com