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Top gin distilleries in the US and Canada

Photo of Castle & Key by Sarah W on Yelp

In anticipation of World Gin Day (June 11), we’re celebrating with this list of the top gin distilleries in the US and Canada. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an exquisitely rendered negroni or sip your way through a tasting flight of delectable gins, we’ve searched out the top distilleries in each US state and across Canada. Featuring gins ranging in flavor from the juniper forward and herbaceous, to the light and lovely floral, follow this handy collection for your summer sipping pleasure.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Gin Distilleries in every US State and across Canada according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the distilleries category on Yelp with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “gin” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “gin.”  This list looked at businesses in the United States  All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of May 19, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of May 19, 2022. 


Alabama (Birmingham): Dread River Distilling

Alaska (Juneau): Amalga Distillery

Arizona (Tempe): Arizona Distilling

Arkansas (Rogers): Fox Trail Distillery

California (San Diego): You and Yours Distilling Co

Photo of You and Yours Distilling Co by Zachary M on Yelp

Colorado (Lyons): Spirit Hound Distillers

Connecticut (Litchfield): Litchfield Distillery

Delaware (Smyrna): Painted Stave Distilling

Florida (Saint Augustine): St. Augustine Distillery

Georgia (Savannah): Ghost Coast Distillery

Photo of Ghost Coast Distillery by Sandi R on Yelp

Hawaii (Kula): The Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery 

Idaho (Eagle): Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

Illinois (Green Oaks): North Shore Distillery

Indiana (Indianapolis): 8th Day Distillery

Iowa (Le Claire): Mississippi River Distilling Company

Kansas (Dodge City): Boot Hill Distillery

Kentucky (Frankfort): Castle & Key Distillery

One of the best Gins I’ve ever had! It’s very floral and deep in juniper, licorice, and spice.

-Yelp Elite Lisa W

Louisiana (New Orleans): Seven Three Distilling

Maine (Portland): Hardshore Distilling Company

Maryland (Frederick): McClintock Distilling

Massachusetts (Boston): GrandTen Distilling

Michigan (Ferndale): Valentine Distilling

Minnesota (Duluth): Vikre Distillery

Mississippi (Jackson): Cathead Distillery

Missouri (Kansas City): Tom’s Town Distilling Co

Montana (Missoula): Montgomery Distillery

Nebraska (Omaha): Brickway Brewery & Distillery

Nevada (Fallon): Frey Ranch Estate Distillery

They have two different types of gin, one that has juniper and sagebrush flavors and one that has lemon and peppercorn. The lemon peppercorn was a crowd pleaser for our group.

-Yelp Elite Alisha W

New Hampshire (Lee):  Flag Hill Distillery & Winery

New Jersey (Jersey City): Corgi Spirits

New Mexico (Albuquerque): Left Turn Distillery

New York (Roscoe): Do Good Spirits

North Carolina (Asheville): Chemist Spirits

North Dakota (Fargo): Proof Artisan Distillers

Ohio (Columbus): Watershed Distillery Tour

Oklahoma (Guthrie):  Wanderfolk Spirits 

Oregon (Portland): New Deal Distillery & Bottle Shop

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): Philadelphia Distilling

Photo of Philadelphia Distilling by Tia M

Rhode Island (Pawtucket): Rhode Island Spirits

South Carolina (Charleston): High Wire Distilling

South Dakota (Watertown): Glacial Lakes Distillery

Tennessee (Nashville): Corsair Distillery

Texas (Austin): Revolution Spirits 

Utah (Eden): New World Distillery

Vermont (Montpelier): Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits

Virginia (Bristow): Murlarkey

Washington DC: Green Hat Distilled Gin

Washington (Seattle): Copperworks Distilling Company

Photo of Green Hat Distilled Gin by Brittany C on Yelp

West Virginia (Harman): Still Hollow Spirits

Wisconsin (Milwaukee): Great Lakes Distillery

Wyoming (Casper): Backwards Distilling Company


Alberta (Canmore): Wild Life Distillery

British Columbia (Vancouver): Long Table Distillery

Manitoba (Winnipeg): Patent 5 Distillery

Newfoundland and Labrador (Clarke’s Beach): The Newfoundland Distillery

Nova Scotia (Halifax): Compass

Photo by Compass on Yelp

Ontario (Toronto): Spirit of York Distillery

Prince Edward Island (Warren Grove): Deep Roots Distillery

Quebec (Montréal): Cirka

Saskatchewan (Saskatoon): Black Fox Farm and Distillery