The Voice of the Distilled Spirits Industry in Canada.
Spirits Canada is the leading voice and National trade organization representing the interests of the distilled spirits industry across Canada.
Spirits Canada and its member companies are strongly committed to the encouragement of moderate and responsible consumption of beverage alcohol for those adults that choose to drink.
Who We Are
Spirits Canada was founded in 1947 to support Canada’s distilled spirits industry both nationally and globally. We partner with producers, liquor boards and government agencies to promote the economic growth of the industry while encouraging the responsible consumption of our products.
We promote relationships that strengthen Canada’s unparalleled “grain to glass” process of premium distilled products. Our industry’s proud history speaks to our future. Canada’s spirits industry is committed to sustainability, generating positive economic impact, forging strong relationships with Canadian communities, and increasing the diversity of our workforce.
Spirits Canada statement on evidence-based low risk drinking guidelines
Spirits Canada today urged government to ensure Canada’s low-risk drinking guidelines continue to be based on the totality of scientific evidence needed to inform Canadian adults about responsible alcohol consumption in moderation, for those who choose to drink.
Canada’s longstanding, evidence-based low-risk drinking guidelines have successfully contributed to significant decreases in risks like drinking and driving since their adoption in 2011.
Canadian consumers should make informed choices about their consumption of alcohol, or whether they choose to drink at all. Useful resources for Canadians can be found in both official languages on the Educ’alcool platform: https://www.educalcool.qc.ca
Moderation and Responsibility
Beer (5% alc.)
341 ml / 12 fl oz.
Wine (12% alc.)
142 ml / 5 fl oz.
43 ml / 1.5 fl oz.
POLICY AND ECONOMIC DATA
our Spirits Industry
Spirits Canada is committed to supporting a vibrant, innovative and fair spirits sectors that leads to opportunities for the industry growth throughout Canada and around the world, from grain to glass.
December 4, 2023 Toronto, ON – After 25 years successfully leading Spirits Canada, Jan Westcott, President and CEO announced his retirement from the Association and will depart the Spirits Canada Board as of December 31, 2023. For almost 40 years, Mr. Westcott has...
November 2023 Canada's spirits industry acknowledges their need to invest in a journey that prioritizes environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility. While there is clear evidence from company efforts that the sector has made strides towards this, there...
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