- ESTABLISHED IN 2010 -

OUR STORY

SASKatchewan’S FIRST MICRO-DISTILLERY


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Last Mountain Distillery is family owned and operated, located in Lumsden, SK, the heart of grain country. Our success lies in our commitment to producing high quality, handcrafted spirits. Our signature products include Saskatchewan’s best selling naturally infused dill pickle vodka, our naturally infused organic cherry whisky, apple pie moonshine, and more. Our craft distilling process brings out the full flavour of the grain and leaves a smooth finish unlike any other.

Colin and Meredith began their journey on starting Saskatchewan’s first micro distillery in August of 2010. After searching for a unique Saskatchewan spirit and finding none, creating a micro distillery in Saskatchewan seemed like an obvious business choice for the heart of the prairies. Colin Schmidt was raised in Regina, SK. He attended Colorado College on a hockey scholarship and was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. After a short hockey career, Colin met Meredith while living in the US and they decided to return to Saskatchewan in 2008.

Although Colin and Meredith’s professional backgrounds were in banking and finance, they had been hobby craftsmen since they returning to Saskatchewan. After receiving encouragement and advice from one of Colin’s friends who had successfully opened one of the first micro distilleries in the United States, they were inspired to start Saskatchewan’s first micro distillery out of their home garage. After only a year and a half in business, Last Mountain Distillery expanded and opened up at its current location on Highway 20 in Lumsden, SK.

 

2010

Colin and Meredith get married and incorporate LMD.

Colin and Meredith get married and incorporate LMD.

 
Last Mountain Distillery is incorporated on September 30, 2010.

Last Mountain Distillery is incorporated on September 30, 2010.

 
 

2011

Last Mountain Distillery opens out of Colin and Meredith's garage.

Last Mountain Distillery opens out of Colin and Meredith's garage.

First sales trip to Saskatoon.

First sales trip to Saskatoon.

First vodka bottles.

First vodka bottles.

 

2012

The garage was getting a little cramped.

The garage was getting a little cramped.

Started at Saskatoon farmer’s market.

Started at Saskatoon farmer’s market.

First private labels of LMD Whisky and Vodka.

First private labels of LMD Whisky and Vodka.

 
New building was started in Lumsden.

New building was started in Lumsden.

Building the LMD distillery.

Building the LMD distillery.

 
 

2013

Schmidt family welcomed Griffin.

Schmidt family welcomed Griffin.

LMD’s new still.

LMD’s new still.

 
 

2014

Tours of the new and improved facility are in full swing.

Tours of the new and improved facility are in full swing.

Release of LMD Dill Pickle Vodka.

Release of LMD Dill Pickle Vodka.

Release of LMD Cherry Whisky.

Release of LMD Cherry Whisky.

 

2015

 
First batch of LMD Apple Pie Moonshine.

First batch of LMD Apple Pie Moonshine.

Added a small still.

Added a small still.

Schmidt family picture 2015.

Schmidt family picture 2015.

 

2016

First batch of Gin in the works.

First batch of Gin in the works.

Launch of LMD Granny’s Gin.

Launch of LMD Granny’s Gin.

Schmidt family picture 2016.

Schmidt family picture 2016.

 
Launch of LMD Single Cask 100% Wheat Whisky.

Launch of LMD Single Cask 100% Wheat Whisky.

Launch of LMD Sweet Tea Vodka.

Launch of LMD Sweet Tea Vodka.

 
 

2017

Continued growth means expansion and enhancements.

Continued growth means expansion and enhancements.

Adding onto the distillery.

Adding onto the distillery.

The distillery after the renovations.

The distillery after the renovations.

 
Canning machine.

Canning machine.

First LMD Coolers.

First LMD Coolers.

 
 

2018

Launch of LMD Saskatoon Berry Vodka.

Launch of LMD Saskatoon Berry Vodka.

Launch of new elevator bottles.

Launch of new elevator bottles.

LMD at the Banff Whisky Experience.

LMD at the Banff Whisky Experience.

 

2019

Launch of LMD Single Cask Red Wine Barrel Aged Whisky.

Launch of LMD Single Cask Red Wine Barrel Aged Whisky.

2018 Canadian Whisky Awards.

2018 Canadian Whisky Awards.

Launch of LMD Barrel Aged Gin.

Launch of LMD Barrel Aged Gin.

 
LMD products in the new grain elevator bottles.

LMD products in the new grain elevator bottles.