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  • Hunter Cresswell

Dueling distilleries

A tale of two Chelsea watering holes


When it rains it pours, and the craft distillery wave is about to hit Chelsea like the spring melt during a rainstorm.


The rising popularity of small liquor distilleries has been well documented across Canada and the U.S. over the last decade. So it’s not surprising that one would eventually open in the Hills.


The inside of Nicolas Cazelais’ brewhouse at 6 Ch. Douglas in Chelsea is almost ready to start brewing, but awaits final pipe connections. His plans for the property include a brewery, cidery, distillery, apiary and tasting room, which also serves food. Photo courtesy Nicolas Cazelais
The inside of Nicolas Cazelais’ brewhouse at 6 Ch. Douglas in Chelsea is almost ready to start brewing, but awaits final pipe connections. His plans for the property include a brewery, cidery, distillery, apiary and tasting room, which also serves food. Photo courtesy Nicolas Cazelais