The Historic Distillery District Adds SpiritHouse Toronto

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“Purveyors of fine spirits. Makers of spectacular cocktails. Merchants of all that is drinking.”

SpiritHouse Toronto will be opening up a new entertainment venue inside The Distillery District, which will see the brand come back to life after selling their location at 487 Adelaide St. W (King West) back in 2018. Owned by industry veteran Len Fragomeni, the bar will be joining their sibling-company Toronto Institute of Bartending, and Founder’s Original, a premium ready-to-drink cocktail company which sells it canned and bottled bar-quality cocktails across the country. Both are conveniently located directly above in the same building after relocating to the Distillery in 2018.

Len Fragomeni

SpiritHouse Toronto will have its Patio Popup live Aug 5th, while the inside space is polished up for a full fall opening. Cocktail offerings will include SpiritHouse’s signature assortment of smoked Old Fashioneds along other menu classics such as their English Therapy, Netflix N’ Chill, Whisky with Benefits and Mayan Remedy. They will also be resurrecting their self-guided whisky flights such as The Kentucky Bourbon Trail as well as the extremely popular Discover Scotland, which allows customers to learn and sample whiskies from the six major scotch regions. Food will not fall short, but limited to tapas style offerings that pair well with spirits and cocktails.

“This time around we’re going to add another layer to the experience”, says Len Fragomeni. Everything you taste from and with, will be available in their retail storefront for customers to experience at home or gifting. “Everything from our specialty glassware to our custom-made barrel-stave flight boards will be available for purchase. We want our customers to be able to bring our experience home and share our passion for all that is drinking refined with their friends, family and colleagues. We have so many more exciting experiences to share, and our entire team is excited for this next chapter in Toronto’s spirits and cocktail scene. It’s going to be a fun second go around. ” 

The brand will be taking over the former Stirling Room, which opened in 2010 and had incorporated the unique architecture of the Distillery into a club that was highly attractive for private events. We’ll be including photos of the Stirling Room below, as it will give context into the space that will be transforming into SpiritHouse Toronto.

This new entertainment venue will be joining a growing community of new tenants in The Historic Distillery District. We will be bringing more announcements from the area, as the property isn’t done filling out their roster.

SpiritHouse Toronto in the Distillery District – Image by Dustin Fuhs
SpiritHouse Toronto in the Distillery District – Image by Dustin Fuhs

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Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider, Canada's most read retail trade publication. He has over 20 years experience in the retail, marketing, entertainment and hospitality industries. He has worked with Retail Insider since October 2020 in a number of roles, including associate publisher of the Retail Insider magazine. Dustin was named as Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider in 2022. Dustin was named as a RETHINK Retail Top Retail Expert in 2024.

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