Lost Things Distillery

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Pincher Creek

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Lost Cocktail Garden Experience

Lost Cocktail Garden Experience

Pledge: C$1,000.00
Lost Cocktail Garden comes to your event (Bartender service for 3 hours, 30 Premium Gin & Tonics, Liquor License included up to 100km from Pincher Creek). Includes consumables such as cups, ice, napkins. Purchaser may also supply own alcohol for bartender to serve. *Picture for reference only. May not be exactly as shown.
Lost Cocktail Garden comes to your event (Bartender service for 3 hours, 30 Premium Gin & Tonics, Liquor License included up to 100km from Pincher Creek). Includes consumables such as cups, ice, napkins. Purchaser may also supply own alcohol for bartender to serve. *Picture for reference only. May not be exactly as shown.
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-07-01
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LTD flask gift set with 4 shot glasses

LTD flask gift set with 4 shot glasses

Pledge: C$85.00
A special gift for an individual who appreciates local artisan flavour and is always on the move. Etched black stainless steel with Lost Things Distillery's gear logo and streamlined design.
A special gift for an individual who appreciates local artisan flavour and is always on the move. Etched black stainless steel with Lost Things Distillery's gear logo and streamlined design.
Pledge: C$85.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-03
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Zero Proof Mocktail Class for 4

Zero Proof Mocktail Class for 4

Pledge: C$65.00
Come enjoy a private, alcohol-free tour of the distillery and learn about our botanical tonics and fresh garnishes. Finish the experience with a round of tasty mocktails.
Come enjoy a private, alcohol-free tour of the distillery and learn about our botanical tonics and fresh garnishes. Finish the experience with a round of tasty mocktails.
Pledge: C$65.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-20
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Ladies T-shirt - Small

Ladies T-shirt - Small

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Mens T-shirt - Small

Mens T-shirt - Small

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Ladies T-shirt - Medium

Ladies T-shirt - Medium

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Mens T-Shirt - Medium

Mens T-Shirt - Medium

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Ladies T-shirt - Large

Ladies T-shirt - Large

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Mens T-shirt - Large

Mens T-shirt - Large

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Ladies T-shirt - XL

Ladies T-shirt - XL

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, dark heather grey cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Mens T- Shirt - XL

Mens T- Shirt - XL

Pledge: C$30.00
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Super soft eurospun, forest heather green cotton-blend t-shirt with our logo. Help our local business support a Lethbridge t-shirt business.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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First Edition 750mL bottle of gin, signed by distiller

First Edition 750mL bottle of gin, signed by distiller

Pledge: C$85.00
Be the very first to own a bottle of Lost Things Gin, signed by our distiller Rachel.
Be the very first to own a bottle of Lost Things Gin, signed by our distiller Rachel.
Pledge: C$85.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-03
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Gin Copa Glass - etched by hand.

Gin Copa Glass - etched by hand.

Pledge: C$40.00
Abundant and beautiful, this large glass allows you to smell all the Rocky Mountain botanicals as your enjoy your cocktail. Hand-etched by Jennifer with Lost Things Distillery logo.
Abundant and beautiful, this large glass allows you to smell all the Rocky Mountain botanicals as your enjoy your cocktail. Hand-etched by Jennifer with Lost Things Distillery logo.
Pledge: C$40.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-03-18
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Your Name on the Wall of Conspirators

Your Name on the Wall of Conspirators

Pledge: C$100.00
Our Still is in production! Once it arrives in its new home we will be adding names of our Conspirators to the wall beside the still. When you come to visit, you can show your friends that you were one of our foundational supporters. Please enter your name in the information as you would like it to appear on the Wall of Conspirators.
Our Still is in production! Once it arrives in its new home we will be adding names of our Conspirators to the wall beside the still. When you come to visit, you can show your friends that you were one of our foundational supporters. Please enter your name in the information as you would like it to appear on the Wall of Conspirators.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-03
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First Edition Gin, signed by distiller, 2 Gin Copa Glasses etched by hand.

First Edition Gin, signed by distiller, 2 Gin Copa Glasses etched by hand.

Pledge: C$100.00
Be the very first to own a bottle of Lost Things Gin, signed by our distiller Rachel. This gift set also comes with two generous copa glasses etched by hand by Jennifer.
Be the very first to own a bottle of Lost Things Gin, signed by our distiller Rachel. This gift set also comes with two generous copa glasses etched by hand by Jennifer.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-03
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VIP Grand Opening - admit 2

VIP Grand Opening - admit 2

Pledge: C$250.00
Be among the few at our official grand opening! You and a guest will get the VIP tour, a celebration cocktail, and some other surprises as we kick off our business in Pincher Creek!
Be among the few at our official grand opening! You and a guest will get the VIP tour, a celebration cocktail, and some other surprises as we kick off our business in Pincher Creek!
Pledge: C$250.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-10
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First Edition Gin Experience

First Edition Gin Experience

Pledge: C$130.00
Be among the first to own a bottle of Lost Things Gin, and enjoy a private tour of our distillery and cocktails for two. Take home two copa gin glasses etched by hand by Jennifer.
Be among the first to own a bottle of Lost Things Gin, and enjoy a private tour of our distillery and cocktails for two. Take home two copa gin glasses etched by hand by Jennifer.
Pledge: C$130.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-06-20
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Kootenai Brown Special Opportunity - Whisky barrel

Kootenai Brown Special Opportunity - Whisky barrel

Pledge: C$2,200.00
Andrew Hilton/KBPV auction item - First edition aged spirit in your personalized barrel. We will store it free of charge until it has aged sufficiently. Purchaser is welcome to visit their barrel by appointment to sample and we will bottle the contents for the purchaser when the contents have sufficiently aged (We recommend at least three years.)
Andrew Hilton/KBPV auction item - First edition aged spirit in your personalized barrel. We will store it free of charge until it has aged sufficiently. Purchaser is welcome to visit their barrel by appointment to sample and we will bottle the contents for the purchaser when the contents have sufficiently aged (We recommend at least three years.)
Pledge: C$2,200.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-09-01
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Kootenai Brown Special Opportunity - Rum barrel

Kootenai Brown Special Opportunity - Rum barrel

Pledge: C$1,000.00
ndrew Hilton/KBPV auction item - First edition aged rum in your personalized barrel. We will store it free of charge until it has aged sufficiently. Purchaser is welcome to visit their barrel by appointment to sample and we will bottle the contents for the purchaser when the contents have sufficiently aged (We recommend at least two years.)
ndrew Hilton/KBPV auction item - First edition aged rum in your personalized barrel. We will store it free of charge until it has aged sufficiently. Purchaser is welcome to visit their barrel by appointment to sample and we will bottle the contents for the purchaser when the contents have sufficiently aged (We recommend at least two years.)
Pledge: C$1,000.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-10-01
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Campaign Description

Opening summer of 2022 on Main Street in Pincher Creek: Lost Things Distillery! Sustainably foraged local botanicals bring the taste of Southwest Alberta to your next cocktail or tonic soda. We need your help to bring the experience to the next level by creating The Lost Cocktail Garden: repurposing a lost vintage horse trailer to become a mobile gin bar that can attend markets, fairs, and special events.

What kind of distillery is this?

That moment you find what was Lost. 

Pincher Creek is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. The town was given its name when members of the Northwest Mounted Police discovered a rusted pair of pincers in the creek bed, most likely left by prospectors (or BOOTLEGGERS!) looking for treasure in the area and further north.

The treasure we find in Pincher Creek is the beautiful wilderness around us and the opportunities available in southwest Alberta. We gather local flavours of the Rockies and prairies to create an ultra premium gin and liqueurs inspired by our local environment. We are also developing zero-proof sodas to offer options for everyone. 

The distilling and management of Lost Things Distillery is done by two Pincher Creek women. Please consider helping BuildHerBusiness by checking out our Boostr rewards, following us on social media, and coming to visit when we open!

You are FANTASTIC!

Thank you to all of our family, friends and neighbours who have heard little pieces of our story and have been so supportive! We are so grateful for you! Many of you have asked how you can get involved and here is your chance. Take a look at the special offerings we have right now and see if there is anything you would like to get your hands on. Not only are you getting a limited edition item or experience, you are helping us get closer to The Lost Cocktail Garden coming to Pincher Creek!

The Lost Cocktail Garden

The Lost Cocktail Garden will be a lost horse trailer given new life as a mobile gin bar.  Polishing up the trailer will save it from the junkyard and give it new purpose. This will extend our small distillery to our sunny patio to enjoy a local beverage in the great outdoors. The Lost Cocktail Garden could travel to markets, fairs, even the occasional special event. By Boosting our campaign, you are helping us bring the Lost Cocktail Garden to life and getting an exclusive item or experience.  Thank you for your support!

Meet the Team

Rachel  Van Bussel

Rachel Van Bussel

Master Distiller

Is a mad chemist who tried to reign in her lab experiments while the children were small. Once the children were safely off to school, Rachel unleashed her potential and became the Master Distiller of Lost Things Distillery.

Favourite hike: Akamina Ridge (Waterton Lakes National Park)

Favourite post hike beverage: Gin & Tonic

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Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker

Chief of Ginspiration

Loves to learn and try new things and is a master of certain arts and crafts, and brings as many people along for the ride as possible.  This makes her pretty thirsty. Luckily, Rachel likes to experiment and invent new things. 

Favourite hike: Akamina Ridge

Favourite celebration drink: French 75

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Jared  Van Bussel

Jared Van Bussel

The Lost Assistant

Unfortunately, Jared just isn’t that good at anything. Kind of a Jack-of-no-trades. The problem is, he doesn’t listen when people tell him that, which results in some interesting experiments. He’s a rural boy who lived in the heart of agricultural Alberta, yet fell in love with a mountain girl. His creative juices flow when he’s lost in the outdoors. He may not be the brains of the operation, but may make up for it with zany ideas. Good things happen when you combine his love of biology with Rachel’s alchemical genius. Just don’t tell him that, it’ll go to his head.

Favourite Hike: Still trying to find it. 

Favourite Gin Cocktail: The Altitude

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Gavin  Parker

Gavin Parker

Chief Agitator

Favours any plan that improves access to local, sustainable, artisanally crafted agricultural products.  His preference is for these products to help him and others relax at the end of a long day.  Although he is still suspicious that foraging for our botanicals is part of Jennifer's plan to combat his self-diagnosed "indoorsiness", the promise of local spirits has been just what the MD (Master Distiller) ordered.

Favourite Hike: Crypt Lake

Favorite Patio Cocktail: Frozen Negroni

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Feb 27, 2022

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We surpassed our target!

It has been a wild week and we are behind in our updates - thanks to you, we suprassed our ATB Boostr goal! We are especially grateful to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village for allowing us to share our project plans at the Scotch Tasting night with Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits. We auctioned off our first barrels and our wonderful supporters launched us past our target.  Thank you so much to Rudy from EnergySmart Lethbridge, Scott Korbett of Sutton Real Estate, and Kyle from Andrew Hilton, and everyone else who bid to keep the spirit high at the museum that night!

In other news: we have met with our builders to discuss what the outside of the distillery will look like and can't wait for you to enjoy a cocktail on our patio.  Also ordered some equipment for sampling & blending as well as our bottles.

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Feb 11, 2022

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57% Boosted!

We are 10 days into the Build Her Business Campaign and already 57% of the way toward our goal! Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and sharing our news with all your craft-loving friends!  We can't wait to raise a glass with you to celebrate!

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Feb 9, 2022

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The Lost Cocktail Garden has been FOUND!

One exciting step closer... to having a mobile cocktail bar ready to refresh! Thank you so much for your support! We can't wait to serve you a celebratory beverage!

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Jan 23, 2022

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Everything is happening!

After years of talking about it, the change of pace over the last year or so due to COVID allowed us the time to get our business off the ground. We took possession of our building in November and recently had a big demolition weekend. We sold, traded, gave away and removed the things we can't take with us into the distillery. The stories our building could tell! It has been a Shell station and garage, the Country Bakery, Denise's Bistro, Cast Iron Grill, and Salt & Pepper Cafe. I will post pictures of the treasures we found on our Instagram! 

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Jan 25, 2022

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Equipment ordered!

Made a very big purchase - distilling equipment is ordered! The big items are being built as we speak and our next step is to find bottle fillers, labellers, and then bottles and caps.

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Jan 14, 2022
Project launched

FAQs

Why are you called Lost Things Distillery?

Sometimes you don't even realize something is missing until it appears in an unexpected place. Perhaps you've been searching for it, feared it gone forever, and it finds its way to you. Sometimes we lose our way, or lose our mind, or lose our pants... and there is always something gained on the journey. Raise a glass to what is Lost and Found, for in the end, aren't we all just a little Lost?

Where are you located?

You'll find us beside the only traffic light in Pincher Creek - the corner of Main Street and Highway 6 (that connects Highway 3 to Waterton Lakes National Park). 967 Main Street. Hopefully you'll see the Lost Cocktail Garden all around Southwest Alberta.

When will I receive my BoostR rewards?

This depends on the reward you selected. Tshirts will go into production immediately after the campaign closes. Flasks and gin copa glasses will take some time as they are etched by hand, but will all be ready by opening day and the cocktail experiences. Whisky barrels and Lost Cocktail Garden will be redeemable after July 1.

When will Lost Things Distillery be open?

Our audacious goal is WORLD GIN & TONIC DAY : Saturday, June 11, 2022.

I see you talk about gin and local botanicals. What if I don't like gin?

a) You probably haven't tried GOOD gin and we can't wait for you to try ours. b) If you really, truly can't try our gin, we will have other fine options such as our Rocky Mountain inspired seasonal liqueurs or our refreshing tonic sodas.

What is your favourite cocktail?

Rachel: Hard to beat a good G & T. Jennifer: I shouldn't be telling you this, but Rachel invented a cocktail we call Altitude and it is mindblowing. Very dangerous. Juniper, Angelica, Lavender, Wild Rose, and Lemons.

How can I book the Lost Cocktail Garden for my event?

Send us a message at info@LostThingsDistillery.ca and we can work out the details!
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