Confluence Distilling

Better Spirits for Better Cocktails


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our Name

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.

Our Story

 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!

Founders and owners of Confluence Distilling
A cocktail at a craft gin distillery

our passion

At confluence distilling we uphold a set of core values to guide us and define the way we conduct business. These include: strong community engagement, support cultural growth and diversity,  share knowledge, continually improve and foster creativity. Through our business, We endeavour to make all experiences better with our strong values and delicious premium spirits.

We aspire to create spirits and products that we can share with the world and make Albertans proud. Our spirits are thoughtfully designed using Albertan grown ingredients, local mountain water, global ideas and our own passionate creativity.

The original inspiration for Starting Confluence is gin. We love it for its versatility, allowing for maximum creativity for unique recipes and diverse flavour profiles.

Another company vision is 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 pre-mixed drinks are the way of the future! the convenience of having a perfect cocktail easily Accessible for every occasion is invaluable. we will continue to grow our collection of ready-to-drink bevies so that You can be ready-to-go to any outing!

We hope Our brand inspires a love of cocktails in everyone, and elevates the drinking experience!

our company

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Cocktail Lounge: 

Wed-Thur 5-10PM

Friday 4-10PM

Sat-Sun 2-10PM


Office/Retail: 10am-5PM mon-fri

Location & Contact

t| 403-521-4738

507 36 Avenue Southeast

Calgary, Ab T2G 1W5