Fort Distillery shaking things up in the cocktail market

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Today we’re joined by Nathan Flim, the founder and CEO of The Fort Distillery. The Fort Distillery continues to be a family-owned and run distillery in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. When The Fort Distillery first opened, it distilled vodka, gin, and a few liqueurs, but in 2019, it quickly saw the rise in popularity of ready-to-serve cocktails. Nathan decided he wanted to get into the game but do it differently. Thus was born Tumbler and Rocks as a way to introduce people to cocktail culture who may not have experienced it before.

Today’s Guest

Nathan Flim
Nathan Flim

Nathan Flim grew up in Ontario and moved with his family to the Fort Saskatchewan area in 2005. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from King’s University in Edmonton, he worked in the agriculture industry for several years. In 2018 he decided to combine his chemistry knowledge with his love of fine spirits and open The Fort Distillery. The Fort Distillery focuses on producing high-quality spirits and cocktails for distribution across North America. Nathan is married with two children and enjoys spending time with family, hunting, and fishing.

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Our Host

Lance Johnson
Lance Johnson

Lance Johnson is the president of Amplomedia, an innovative digital marketing agency specializing in motion graphic video production and digital marketing services. He leverages more than 20 years of experience in marketing and business strategy to help clients identify how best to engage their audience while effectively communicating their messages with clarity and impact.

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