While working for Alberta’s famed Big Rock Brewery, David Farran wondered why Alberta didn’t have a single-malt whiskey distillery. After all, the province grows more than half of Canada’s barley. He decided he’d be the first and opened Eau Claire Distillery in 2014 in the town of Turner Valley. David’s connection to the area runs deep. His family has lived along the Cowboy Trail for four generations. In 2005 David bought a ranch where he grows grains and harvest them by horse and plow. Success came quickly with the first batch of whiskey in the fall of 2017 – selling out in four hours. Eau Claire also makes gin vodka, bottled cocktails and a line of non-alcoholic tonics using Alberta-grown ingredients. You can see first-hand how it’s all made when you take a tour of what goes on behind the scenes. Stay around for tastings and the locally-sourced menu of delicious food.


Tours that stop at Eau Claire Distillery

Our biggest and baddest Iron Horse Road Trip. Head west to Bragg Creek, then east bound and down the Cowboy Trail before looping back up via HWY 2 with a view.

Upcoming Events at Eau Claire Distillery

Get transported back to the time of prohibition, learning about the Mt. View Theatre which housed the bootleggers of yesterday and the distillery of today.

Enjoy an evening of culture and cocktails as cellist Cameron Crozman entertains with pieces from Bach and more!

Experience a tour of the distillery and learn the techniques required to make 4 fun and creative warming cocktails!

Travel Offers from Eau Claire Distillery

Take a look inside Alberta's first craft distillery at Eau Claire Distillery! Enjoy 10% off tickets to a Tour & Tasting or our Mixology 101 class.