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Old Prairie Sentinel owner Rob Gugin has made it his mission to source as many local ingredients 
for his spirits as he can.

Lacombe distillery gets by with a little help from its friends

Old Prairie Sentinel wouldn’t survive without its locally grown ingredients, says owner

Reading Time: 2 minutes It takes a village to distil high-quality spirits. Just ask Rob Gugin. “We rely a lot on our neighbours,” said the owner of Old Prairie Sentinel Distillery in Lacombe. “This area of the world is famous for its malt barley, and our neighbours in Alix at the Rahr Malting plant make some of the best […] Read more

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Turner Valley to capitalize on its other claim to fame

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s 100 years since oil was discovered just outside Turner Valley. And if you’d like to toast that pivotal moment in Alberta history, Turner Valley can help with that, too — if you’re willing to wait a while. The town is slated to become home to the Eau Claire Distillery, which aims to produce the […] Read more