Quebec’s largest independent micro-distillery, Distillerie Mariana, has chosen downtown Trois-Rivières for its expansion project. The company’s facilities will be one half of the new L’Ouvrage agri-food innovation centre surface.
The construction began in mid-April and occupancy is slated for spring 2022.
Distillerie Mariana has obtained an $800,000 loan from the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Mauricie to support its growth.
L’Ouvrage will be the site of the distillery’s sole production facilities. A cocktail club with a terrace will offer visitors an opportunity to taste the spirits. Visitors will also be able to enjoy an immersive experience in the distillery’s cellar, where barrels of whisky and rum made with Quebec grains are aged, and even sample the spirits directly from the barrels. Lastly, a boutique will offer spirits for sale along with mixology products to reproduce the cocktails on offer at home.
“Since its establishment in 2015, Mariana’s products have been welcomed by customers. Now, it’s our turn to welcome them. When I acquired the distillery in 2019, I really wanted to make it a place where people could come and experience something memorable. Mariana’s story is currently being written, and for me, it’s clear that its reach will soon surpass our borders,” said the company’s owner, Philippe Leblanc.