MAPLETON – A Kitchener-based company has announced plans for a new micro distillery in the township.
Pepprell Distilling Company announced in a Jan. 14 press release that it will open its own manufacturing facility in Mapleton by July of 2019. The company is currently making gin at Last Straw Distillery Corp. in Vaughan. The press release states Pepprell Gin is available in some local bars and restaurants throughout central and southern Ontario.
Pepprell is also available for purchase to the public at www.pepprelldistilling.com.
In October the Township of Mapleton applied to re-designate and rezone the portion of a property on Hillwood Drive in Moorefield – where the former public works garage is situated – to permit light industrial and commercial uses, including warehousing and a distillery. At the time CAO Manny Baron confirmed the township had accepted an offer of $300,000 for the property from a numbered Ontario company, conditional on the completion of the Official Plan amendment and rezoning.