Sudbury·Northern Nosh

This off-grid distillery in Larder Lake turns wild blueberries into eau de vie

Located in the Temiskaming District community of Larder Lake, OG Distillery produces eau de vie from Ontario fruit, completely off the grid.

Family-run OG Distillery also started sanitizer production during the pandemic

A bottle of OG Distillery's wild blueberry eau de vie. (OG Distillery/Facebook)

Located in the Temiskaming District community of Larder Lake, OG Distillery produces eau de vie from Ontario fruit, completely off the grid.

Owned by the Isenor family, the micro-distillery also started producing hand sanitizer during the pandemic.

A bottle of OG Distillery's hand sanitizer. (OG Distillery/Facebook)

To learn more, I spoke with Keeghan Isenor and his father Derrick. Tap the player to hear our conversation.

This week, we're in the Temismaking District community of Larder Lake to learn about OG Distillery. It's run by the Isenor family - producing eau de vie from Ontario fruit, completely off the grid. Jonathan spoke with two of the Isenors, Keeghan and his father Derrick about the business. 7:50

To learn more about OG Distillery, click here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email jonathan.pinto@cbc.ca.

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