On today’s episode, I welcome Miranda Parker, Head Distiller of Compass Distillers located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. With her Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and lifelong involvement in the arts, she brings chemistry and creativity into harmony with her distilled spirits. Today, we chat about her path to becoming a head distiller and her philosophy on product development, all about Compass Distillers, and of course their gins, and so much more.
About Compass Distillers
Compass Distillers focuses on creating artisan spirits using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. From wild botanicals to grain, they are Halifax’s only grain-to-glass distillery.
This triple-threat of a company not only operate a distillery in the heart of Halifax’s North End, but also have an artisan cocktail bar and unique Airbnb attached to the business. They heavily support the agricultural ecosystem within Nova Scotia, where in 2022 they surpassed using 51 tonnes of Nova Scotian-grown grain to make their spirits. Compass also supports many local causes, such as the Nova Scotia Beekeepers Associate, where they’ve donated over $16,000 in just 5 years via sales of their signature spirit, Gin Royal.
Compass Distillers proudly ship their unique spirit collection across Canada via their online shop.
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