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Number of distilleries in Canada by region 2020

With over 38 establishments, the province of British Columbia had the highest number of distilleries in all of Canada as of June 2020. Prince Edward Island had two distilleries.

Spirits retail in British Columbia

In the fiscal year of 2018/19, retail sales of spirits in British Columbia amounted to a record high of roughly 900 million Canadian dollars. Some of the favorite types of spirits bought and sold in the province included rum, gin, and tequila. However, British Columbia’s leading spirits were vodka and whiskey: in the second quarter of 2020/21, each of these strong alcoholic beverage categories generated over 50 million Canadian dollars’ worth of retail sales.

Canada vs. other spirit markets

In 2019, total spirit revenue earned in Canada amounted to some eight and a half billion U.S. dollars. Canada had the 11th largest market worldwide that year, placing the country right between France and Spain. The countries with the largest spirit markets by far were China, followed by the United States.

Number of distilleries in Canada as of December 2020, by region

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

June 2020

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