This malt wine spirit is twice distilled and infused with a subtle blend of botanicals which include juniper, caraway, cassie, frankincense, and pink peppercorn.
Canadian law dictates that rum must be aged for a minimum of one year before it is allowed to be called rum. At Compass Distillers we are not a year old yet, hence we make Rhumb, from a combination of sugar and molasses fermented and distilled in small batches at our distillery on Agricola Street in Halifax, straight off our Vendome still with absolutely no additives. Drink on its own, over ice, or with your favourite mix.
Taste: smooth, sweet, molasses, light oak.
We took our gin made from 100% Nova Scotian wheat and put it in a new American oak barrel. The result is stunning. A full bodied extremely smooth spirit that will appeal to both gin and whiskey lovers. This is a spirit meant to be sipped.
Taste: Juniper, caramel and vanilla on the nose, with a sweet, smooth, oakey finish.
The bountiful harvest of Nova Scotia’s grain farmers is the star of our 100% Nova Scotian Rye. Milled, mashed, fermented, and distilled in Halifax; this Rye has been carefully aged in new charred North American oak barrels for three years. On the nose this rye is a subtle blend of oak, caramel and baking spices. The taste is peppery, fruity and sweet, underscored by earthy spice. It is truly a taste of Nova Scotia in a bottle.
We took our white rhumb and added whole spices, fresh orange peel, and whole vanilla beans in a very small 300 liter batch. It’s rum, spices, and orange peel straight up. No sugar or flavours added. A delicious, traditional combination that sips great on ice, or mixes with eggnog or coke.
The Maritime’s first and only locally made Aquavit. Literal “water of life”, this spirit is made with an alcohol base of corn and wheat, and redistilled with a mix of botanicals including caraway, fennel and dill.
A collaboration between Mountain Meadworks and Compass Distillers. The journey began with mead fermented by Mountain Meadworks, which was distilled by Compass Distillers using Nova Scotian botanicals including juniper, spruce tips, yarrow, and chanterelles. This distillate was used to fortify a new mead infused with rhubarb and lemongrass. The result is a complex and harmonious drink featuring sour notes of rhubarb, juniper & citrus.
Real lobster, real vodka, 100% Nova Scotian. Our Maritime riff on Mezcal Pechuga, a traditional Mexican spirit distilled with a chicken breast suspended inside of the still. Lobster Vodka is made using the same technique replacing the chicken breast with lobster to create a true Nova Scotian delicacy. The base vodka is made with 100% Nova Scotian wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley. An unexpected sweet and buttery flavour with a touch of the sea.
Made for the perfect cocktail cuppa! Our distilling team starts with Spiced Rum, made from scratch using a base of cane sugar and molasses, which has been barrel aged one year and infused with spices. We then blend the rum with cold brew coffee made in house with Java Blend's North Ender coffee, a dark roast blend of organically grown Guatemala and Sumatran beans. The result is a smooth, spicy and rich flavour with notes of baking spices, coffee, cacao, oak, cherry, and vanilla.
Fort George Genever is handcrafted from a mash of equal parts Nova Scotian rye, corn, and malted barley. Twice distilled and infused with a subtle blend of botanicals including juniper, caraway, cinnamon, frankincense and pink peppercorn. This classic spirit is barrel aged in oak barrels which lends flavours of oak, vanilla caramel and smoke.
Capturing the delightful aromas and memories of warm Nova Scotian seaside days, this gin is carefully crafted with wild foraged botanicals hand picked by our distiller. Distilled with wild juniper, cranberry, bayberry leaf, beach pea, dulse, kelp and wild rose petals, this contemporary gin is complex, floral, and bright.
GiNS - Gatherd in Nova Scotia - is the first gin made with only Nova Scotian ingredients. Distilled from wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley and botanicals from every corner of the province, many foraged in the wild. It is a true representation of the terrior and characted of our region. The Spring edition has beautiful notes of juniper, grass, and spruce with a hint of the sea. It is Nova Scotia in a bottle.
Gathered in Nova Scotia, made entirely of Nova Scotian ingredients including wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley and botanicals gathered and grown throughout the province. Infused with juniper, peaches, plums, Queen Anne’s Lace, wild rose petals, golden rod, ginger, chanterelle mushrooms, red clover, elderberries, & sweet fern among many other herbs and botanicals, Summer GiNS captures a distinctly Nova Scotian flavour.
GiNS – Gathered in Nova Scotia – is the first gin made with only Nova Scotian ingredients. Distilled from wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley and botanicals from every corner of the province, many foraged from the wild, it is a true representation of the terroir and character of our region. The Autumn edition is the perfect gin to snuggle up with on a crisp fall day. With hints of rosehip, tea berry, juniper, cranberry, crab apple, rosemary & thyme.
The first gin made with only Nova Scotian ingredients. Distilled from wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley and botanicals from every corner of the province, many foraged from the wild, it is a true representation of the terroir and character of our region. The Winter edition highlights the light and dark of our coldest season. With dark earthy flavours of smoked juniper, chaga mushroom, kelp and toasted birch bark juxtaposed with light flavours of rosehip, sea buckthorn, cranberry and white pine.
More spicy than sweet, this sizzling spirit combines our handmade vodka with cacao, dark cocoa, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon; intertwined with ancho, morito and pasilla chilies. The flavour starts with rich chocolate, leading to a smoky spiciness and lingering heat that coats the palate. Perfect for sipping, in a martini, or infused into your favourite hot chocolate recipe.
On December 6th 1917, the Halifax Explosion forever changed our history. In response to the disaster, the city of Boston sent relief to our devastated city. At Compass, we’ve harvested the boughs from that tree to create this “thank you” gin. Distilled with wheat grown in the Annapolis Valley and infused with local botanicals and spruce boughs, this gin celebrates the heart of Nova Scotia.
Neighbours Whisky is a collaboration between North Brewing Co. and Compass Distillers. This whisky originated as a mixed grain, mixed ferment, Belgian style Saison brewed at North's original Agricola location. The finished beer was distilled by Compass Distillers and aged for three years in a new American oak barrel. The result is a delightfully complex, fun, and unique whisky with notes of oak, cinnamon, peach and star anise.