1. a person with an affectation of wisdom or knowledge, regarded with scorn or irritation by others; a know-it-all. Synonyms: smart aleck, wisecracker.
Who could say if it’s a wise choice to jump headlong into full-time farming, but there it is—and here we are: back on the family farm after two decades of urban living, a couple of wise-asses with dreams of distillation.
While our name might define us as know-it-all’s, the reality is that couldn’t be further from the truth. The term “learn-it-all” is likely more on the money. We’re figuring out every single step of this crazy journey as we go. Daunting, yes – but a hell of a lot of fun.
So, here’s the deal: we take the terms ‘hand-crafted’ and ‘field-to-bottle’ pretty seriously, and quite literally. We’re passionate about the alchemy of the actual distillation process, and even more so about the practice and ritual of growing the ingredients ourselves.
Our singular goal is to operate as a true farm distillery, meaning we grow, harvest and distill our grains on-site at our own farm. What we’re not able to grow on our home grain field, we’ll grow a literal stone’s throw away on a handful of neighbouring farms.
At the get go, we’ll be topping up our own grains with a small supply from other BC farms, to total what’s needed to bring the first batches to life. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to plant and grow more grains right here, and be pouring from a full-fledged farm-to-bottle distillery in no time.
Above all else, we’re stoked to begin crafting what we call hand-hewn spirits—made from the grains planted, nurtured, harvested, and distilled by our own *tiny team of wise-asses.
So stay tuned—our story’s just beginning. Follow our adventures on Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop while we work to open our doors as soon as possible. ‘Cause trust us, those long-awaited first pours can’t come soon enough.
* There’s just not that many of us. We’re all normal sized, if you’re curious.