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  • Anna Robertson

Gin and juice in Masham

Imagine sampling some locally-produced single malt whisky and then strolling next door for a drink with friends in Masham. Maybe you’ll do a little shopping, browsing products made by local artisans. This is the vision of La Pêche resident Benoit Charron for the former Knights of Christopher Columbus building located at 6 Ch. Guertin in Masham.

Charron described himself as a big single malt fan. He joked that, “my grandfather used to make gin illegally. Maybe it’s just in my blood!”

Charron works in real estate in the area and said that in the wintertime things really slow down. In the slow times he said he got to thinking about creating a distillery and took steps to develop his expertise in the field. He certified with the Institut Brassicole du Quebec and received a general certificate in distilling from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in the U.K.