Our Story

Founded in 2020, NB Distillers is genuinely a manifestation of true love. Love of people, diversity, culture and, lest we forget, a well-curated spirit.

A passion for exploring new places, our Founder has lived and worked in 5 different countries. With each new adventure, he wholeheartedly explores the local culture and all it has to offer. Supporting local businesses is one of his core values; this new venture is no exception. All ingredients, equipment and talent reflect a desire to support local businesses.

Charismatic and genuine, he passionately forges new relationships at every turn and is a valued member of the community. Always ready with a smile and a kind word, he attributes his success to an insatiable desire to embrace new experiences, people and ways of life.

A caring corporate citizen, we are actively involved in the community. Scholarship programs, product donations and food bank support are just a few of the ways we demonstrate our appreciation to our valued friends and neighbours.

At NB Distillers, we take pride in creating quality spirits. Unapologetically smooth in nature, they are designed to be savoured by even the most discerning enthusiasts. Enjoy them straight or as the heart of a hand-poured cocktail. Custom infusions and unique ingredients such as Aloe Vera water ensure there is something for everyone.

Know this – no matter your background, age or nationality, you are always welcome at our table.

Our Story

Founded in 2020, NB Distillers is genuinely a manifestation of true love. Love of people, diversity, culture and, lest we forget, a well-curated spirit.

A passion for exploring new places, our Founder has lived and worked in 5 different countries. With each new adventure, he wholeheartedly explores the local culture and all it has to offer. Supporting local businesses is one of his core values; this new venture is no exception. All ingredients, equipment and talent reflect a desire to support local businesses.

Charismatic and genuine, he passionately forges new relationships at every turn and is a valued member of the community. Always ready with a smile and a kind word, he attributes his success to an insatiable desire to embrace new experiences, people and ways of life.

A caring corporate citizen, we are actively involved in the community. Scholarship programs, product donations and food bank support are just a few of the ways we demonstrate our appreciation to our valued friends and neighbours.

At NB Distillers, we take pride in creating quality spirits. Unapologetically smooth in nature, they are designed to be savoured by even the most discerning enthusiasts. Enjoy them straight or as the heart of a hand-poured cocktail. Custom infusions and unique ingredients such as Aloe Vera water ensure there is something for everyone.

Know this – no matter your background, age or nationality, you are always welcome at our table.

Ian Smiley bsc Master Distiller

Ian Smiley is the author of the book, The Distiller’s Guide to Whiskey, a White Mule Press publication, and he’s the former owner of Smiley’s Home Distilling www.home-distilling.com, a web store dedicated to home and laboratory distillers.

He’s a card-carrying member of the American Distilling Institute (ADI), and has written articles for their magazine, The American Distiller, as well as other writings on distilling. He’s a featured author of another White-Mule-Press-published book called The Distiller’s Guide to Rum. Ian is also the author of Making Pure Corn Whiskey, an Amphora Society published book. He’s been exploring small-scale beverage-alcohol distilling, both professionally and as a hobby, for over 30 years.

He has extensive experience in producing most distilled spirits, but his passion is for all types of whiskey. He has formulated recipes for the different whiskies and other grain spirits and produced them using various equipment, methods of mashing, and distillation.

He is an associate of Allied Beverage Tanks in Chicago and is their subject Matter Expert (SME) for the start-up of craft distilleries. He is also a distillery consultant and has designed the distilling operation for numerous craft distilleries around the World and has formulated numerous whiskey, gin, and vodka products, and is currently doing the same for other start-up distilleries.

Ian Smiley bsc Master Distiller

Ian Smiley is the author of the book, The Distiller’s Guide to Whiskey, a White Mule Press publication, and he’s the former owner of Smiley’s Home Distilling www.home-distilling.com, a web store dedicated to home and laboratory distillers.

He’s a card-carrying member of the American Distilling Institute (ADI), and has written articles for their magazine, The American Distiller, as well as other writings on distilling. He’s a featured author of another White-Mule-Press-published book called The Distiller’s Guide to Rum. Ian is also the author of Making Pure Corn Whiskey, an Amphora Society published book. He’s been exploring small-scale beverage-alcohol distilling, both professionally and as a hobby, for over 30 years.

He has extensive experience in producing most distilled spirits, but his passion is for all types of whiskey. He has formulated recipes for the different whiskies and other grain spirits and produced them using various equipment, methods of mashing, and distillation.

He is an associate of Allied Beverage Tanks in Chicago and is their subject Matter Expert (SME) for the start-up of craft distilleries. He is also a distillery consultant and has designed the distilling operation for numerous craft distilleries around the World and has formulated numerous whiskey, gin, and vodka products, and is currently doing the same for other start-up distilleries.

Tifany Scifo Creative and Marketing Lead

Tifany brings over 18 years experience and a wealth of knowledge in product marketing and development. She has been responsible for developing marketing/design initiatives that have resulted in significant client growth and award winning campaigns.  Continually delving into the industry’s latest trends, she ensures each our brands are represented in a meaningful and compelling manner that calls for action.

Tifany Scifo Creative and Marketing Lead

Tifany brings over 18 years experience and a wealth of knowledge in product marketing and development. She has been responsible for developing marketing/design initiatives that have resulted in significant client growth and award winning campaigns.  Continually delving into the industry’s latest trends, she ensures each our brands are represented in a meaningful and compelling manner that calls for action.