Born in Pictou County in 2015, Nova Scotia Spirit Co creates a wide array of small batch spirits with flavour profiles to cater to the Nova Scotian palate. Focused on creating small-batch, quality spirits at an everyday price, the NS Spirit Co brand was inspired by Nova Scotian culture. Whether it’s gathered in the kitchen telling stories or on a back deck with family and friends, NS Spirit Co fits the laid-back lifestyle of Nova Scotia.
Since its inception, Nova Scotia Spirit Co has crafted an internationally awarded portfolio of spirits, winning Gold Medals at San Francisco and New York International Spirits Competitions, as well as Double Gold Medals and Best of Category at the American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft Spirits and the Denver International Spirits Competition.
Nova Scotia Spirit Co works with local suppliers and farmers to source ingredients locally. They have a local juice series that features 100% Wild Nova Scotia Blueberries for Blue Lobster Vodka Soda Blueberry Lemon, local honey to sweeten their Lemon Iced Tea, and 100% Canadian Cherries from Nova Scotia and Ontario are used in their Sour Cherry Lime product.
Alex Rice is the co-founder and President of Nova Scotia Spirit Co. After attending business school at the University of Prince Edward Island Alex went on to explore the mountains of BC where he held increasing levels of responsibility in the tourism and hospitality industry, completing his tenure as Director of Sales and Marketing at a Ski Resort in Smithers, BC. Subsequently he pursued his passions for sales and marketing holding increasing levels of responsibility with 2 major BC Breweries. Alex is credited with co-founding numerous successful businesses including a Marketing Agency and a Software Company before his proudest accomplishment to date; Nova Scotia Spirit Company.
Evan MacEachern was the first employee of Nova Scotia Spirit Co. when it was established in 2015. Since then, he has worked his way through many roles and been a driving force behind sales growth for the company. His passion for the beverage alcohol industry stems from early in his working career where he spent four years developing new restaurants in the UK as well as in Nova Scotia.