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In the business of innovating the drinks industry.
— Malcolm Jolley, Good Food Revolution
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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 distilled in small batches and undergoes constant and rigorous quality assurance and quality control checks at every stage of production. Each batch is personally tasted and approved by founders, Brock Shepherd and Dimitri van Kampen, before release for sale.

 
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95 Points - Excellent!”

”Search no further! A hoppy but never bitter vodka with beautiful aromatics; a great tropical spirit to add to the cocktail enthusiasts repertoire.
— Tastings.com International Review of Spirits

DRINKLAB Hop Vodka™

Introducing DRINKLAB Hop Vodka™, where vodka meets gin, a unique award-winning spirit that brings vodka and gin lovers together, pairing the clean pure taste of premium vodka with delicate gin-like botanicals. 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.

 

Mixology

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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.

 
Try Hop Vodka on the rocks with a twist of lemon or lime to bring out its citrus flavours or use it in place of gin or vodka in your next cocktail.
— Foodism Toronto
  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.

 
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Electric Lemonade

The DRINKLAB Hop Vodka signature cocktail. In a highball glass filled with ice combine 1 1/2 oz DRINKLAB Hop Vodka and 4 oz fresh lemonade. Stir and then float 2 oz Blue Cold Brew. Garnish with grapefruit wedge or zest.

Blue Cold Brew: Combine 1 thumb-sized piece of thinly sliced ginger, 4 torn mint leaves or 1 mint tea bag, and 1/8 cup butterfly pea flowers with 2 L of cold water. Steep for 24 hours. Strain and transfer to serving container.

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

On The Rocks

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

 
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Hop Negroni

Combine 1 oz DRINKLAB Hop Vodka, 1/2 oz Campari, and 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

  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! 

 
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Hop Spritz

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour 4 oz Prosecco, Cava, or Champagne over the ice. Add 1/2 oz DRINKLAB Hop Vodka, 1/2 oz Aperol, and 1 oz soda water. Gently stir. Garnish with grapefruit wedge or zest.

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

Hop Vodka Sour

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

 
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Green Goddess

In a cocktail shaker add 1 1/2 oz DRINKLAB Hop Vodka, 1 tsp matcha powder, 1 oz fresh lemonade, and 1 dropper saline or pinch sea salt. Shake well until matcha is fully dissolved. Add 4 oz soda and stir. Strain into a chilled wine glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

"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 Ontario craft breweries, 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 their shared passion to create unique products that will change the way you drink. We call this Liquid Alchemy™.

 
 

 

 
 
 
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Brock Shepherd

 

Co-Founder + Director of Liquid Alchemy

For more than two decades, Brock has helped shape 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, Rice Bar and his own catering company.

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Dimitri van Kampen

Co-Founder + Chief Drinks Officer

Dimitri is a self-described adventurer and craft spirits and craft beer evangelist. He is a spirits designer and beer architect 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.

Agency

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DRINKLAB Agency

DRINKLAB Agency represents some of the most unique, premium spirits brands in the world. We work closely with our brand partners to manage the importing, marketing, sales, and distribution of their products and grow their brands at liquor boards and with licensees in markets across Canada.

For more information please contact us at: sales@drinklabinc.com

 
 

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. 

 

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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

DRINKLAB Agency 

For DRINKLAB Agency please contact us at:
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Media Enquiries

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