DRINKLAB is an independent craft distilling and drinks company located in Toronto. We are a local company with a global outlook, committed to making exceptional products using the finest ingredients while supporting positive change at home and abroad. Everything we do, we do with a spirit of adventure. We are passionate about creating innovative, category-defining products that will change the way you drink. We call this Liquid Alchemy™.

 

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

BROCK SHEPHERD, CO-FOUNDER

 
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spirits

 

Each of our premium hand-crafted 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 our founders, Brock and Dimitri, before release for sale.

 
 
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DRINKLAB HOP VODKA™

40% ABV, 375ml

DRINKLAB HOP VODKA brings vodka and gin lovers together, pairing the clean pure taste of our premium vodka with delicate gin-like botanicals. It is five-times distilled in small batches using the highest quality Ontario corn and carefully blended with West Coast hops. The result is a deliciously smooth vodka with a slightly sweet finish featuring notes of citrus zest and pine.

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One of the Best Vodka Brands
— LONDON SPIRITS COMPETITION, UK
95 Points Exceptional!
— Tastings.com International Review of Spirits

Mixology

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Vodka Hopped UP™

Here are some ideas for 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

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.

 

Founders

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Dimitri van Kampen

Co-Founder & Chief Drinks Officer

Dimitri is a self-described adventurer and craft spirits evangelist. He has a passion for creating off-the-hook beverages that challenge the status quo. Before DRINKLAB, Dimitri founded a successful Ontario craft brewery, designing it’s initial line-up of award-winning beers.

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. Before DRINKLAB, Brock founded a craft brewery in Toronto and curated local craft beer programs.

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 to grow their brands 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.

 
 

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

DIMITRI VAN KAMPEN, CO-FOUNDER

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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

DRINKLAB Agency 

For DRINKLAB Agency please contact us at:
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Licensee Orders

For licensee sales related enquiries please contact us at:
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Media Enquiries

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