Confluence (n.) means the meeting of two rivers; the act of merging, or bringing things together.
Throughout time a confluence has been a POWERFUL gathering place; It is where many world views have collided, forever changing the people and the place. Calgary's confluence of the Bow and the Elbow river is no exception. It is where the foundations for our home city were laid down. As Confluence Distilling, We hope to continue to be a meaningful gathering place, where culture and community merge, and our cocktails meet good times.
ross alger was only 18 when he was bitten by radioactive yeast while drinking some badly distilled vodka, turning him into a "Super Distiller"!
Although at the start, ross was adamant that he worked alone, pheelan continually flew to his rescue during some dastardly distillations, quickly becoming his partner.
But in all seriousness, Pheelan and Ross share a love for Calgary and cocktails, which is the foundation of Confluence. their diverse experiences created the perfect Ying and Yang to create a mighty distillery. Pheelan's creativity and taste buds paired with Ross's business savvy and spreadsheet-ing make them the dynamic distilling duo. but Confluence wouldn't have been able to get it's foot in the door if it wasn't for Jamie. his experience, connections and drive for growth is the cherry on top of this tubular trio. the three of them endeavour to share the love for cocktail culture and delectable spirits!
At confluence distilling we do our best uphold a set of core values to guide us and define the way we conduct business. In the 21st century, it shouldn't be enough for a business to only care about their bottom line. Our values include strong community engagement, supporting cultural growth and diversity, to share knowledge, continually improve and foster creativity. Through our business, our vision is to elevate the drinking experience and lift up peoples spirits.
TO start reaching our goal, We aspire to create spirits and drinks that we can share with the world that make Albertans proud. Our spirits are thoughtfully designed using Albertan grown ingredients, local mountain water, global ideas and our own passionate creativity.
Our original passion is for gin. We love it for its versatility, allowing for maximum creativity for unique recipes and diverse flavour profiles. You'll always find a couple craft gins in our tasting room.
TO reach our vision, we strive to make cocktails and spirits more accessible and desirable for everyday go-to drinks. Spirits had a heyday in the 1920s, and we are trying to invigorate a new popularity for the 2020s. We believe one of the best ways to do this is through ready-to-drink cocktails. If you can have your choice of beer at a party, why can't you have your choice of cocktail at a party? People love convenience and so do we. Pre-mixed drinks are the way of the future!
If you're reading this page, we hope we've grown your love for cocktails, and you learned a little more about us.