Ready to
experience an
epic journey?

Embark on the Stadaconé experience – an immersive tour unlike any other!

Here, we reinvent the conventional guided tour.
PLAY
Play a fascinating puzzle game.
DISCOVER
Go behind the scenes to learn how artisanal spirits are made.
TASTE
Finish your crusade with a tasting of house products.

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Land Ho!

A one-of-a-kind immersive experience

In this flash puzzle game, you’ll be whisked aboard an ocean-going vessel back in the early days of global exploration. Unfortunately, your captain is gravely ill and the ship’s supplies have run dry. With your crewmates, try to find of a way out of this dilemma as you sail to uncharted lands that you hope will lead to productive encounters.

Designed by À Double Tour, experts in escape games and masters of realism, this activity is sure to test your wits!

Reserve your place online or go to the distillery in person. Tours are offered in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Families are welcome!

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The Distillery

In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in Canada by the St.-Laurent seaway, mistakenly thinking he had found a route to Asia. On the spot where Québec City stands today, he found the village of Stadaconé and its Iroquois inhabitants. With his crew, Cartier decided to set up camp one kilometre away from the village and spend the winter there.

It’s no coincidence that our distillery is located partway between the village of Stadaconé and the spot Jacques Cartier chose for his campsite. We invite you to come partake of a one-of-a-kind immersive experience developed around the theme of first encounters in North America.

Newly established in the thriving Limoilou district, Stadaconé is most assuredly a distillery unlike any other…

Our values

A taste
for innovation

Innovation is what drives our distillery. It’s what makes each of our products distinctive, from a visual standpoint and in their composition. In fact, we take pride in serving you the first-ever cranberry gin (the Stadaconé Rouge) and in being the first distillers to put Tasmanian berries in gin (our Stadaconé Noir). The spirit of innovation is also seen in the unique guided tour we offer our visitors. The combination of an immersive puzzle game and tour of the facility is the first and only experience of its kind in the world!

Impeccable
quality

The quality of our ingredients, products and facilities is one of the pillars of Distillerie Stadaconé. Coming from backgrounds in pharmaceutical packaging – one of the most regulated industries ever – our three scrupulous founders believe no detail is too small. Our standards of cleanliness and traceability, as well as our meticulously documented processes, are of multinational calibre.

Proudly
eco-responsible

As the planet’s fate concerns us all, Distillerie Stadaconé is mindful of the environment and wants to establish a number of eco-responsible initiatives. Indeed, we are more than proud to launch the refundable deposit movement in the liquor industry. Bring your empty bottle back to our store and we will give it a second life – and you, a $2 refund.

Our spirits

Stadaconé bleu

Boreal
freshness

Made from plants culled from the boreal undergrowth, our Bleu gin evokes the harsh northern climate faced by the first settlers. The palate immediately detects the strong flavour of dune pepper, followed by a gentle, mentholated freshness created by Labrador tea and wintergreen leaves. A hint of acidity ties the flavours together in a harmonious blend.

Stadaconé bleu Ombre

Ingredients
Dune pepper, Labrador tea, wintergreen, juniper berries, coriander, angelica root, butterfly pea flower, orange zest, rose petal.

Tasting notes
Naturally blue-tinted, this sweet gin turns violet upon contact with tonic water. To the nose, an elegant freshness evokes hints of boreal forest undergrowth. The flavour is clear with peppery notes for a smooth and supple finish in the mouth. A classic, it is best savoured straight-up.

A versatile gin

Stadaconé bleu

Stadaconé rouge

Wild
purity

So rich in vitamins that they were administered by First Nations peoples to treat colonists suffering from scurvy, cranberries give our Rouge gin its crimson hue and tangy notes. The perfect balance of the tartness of this bright berry and the delicate elderflower makes this an intoxicating experience in its purest form.

Stadaconé rouge Ombre

Ingredients
Cranberries, elderflowers, juniper berries, coriander, angelica root, orange zest, combava leaf, cubeb pepper, pink peppercorns, bay leaf, cardamom.

Tasting notes
Visually pleasing with a coppery tint created by the post-distillation mashing of cranberries. A distinguished, slightly peppery nose. Strong floral, sweet notes in the mouth, turning to a gradual aftertaste of fruit. Very mild and smooth.

A versatile gin

Stadaconé rouge

Stadaconé noir

Exotic
refinement

Let’s rewrite history. What if Jacques Cartier really had discovered a route to Asia? With our Noir gin, we cross the Pacific Ocean! This flavour journey starts with the fresh blast of kaffir lime (combava) and continues until delivery of a cargo of exotic notes supplied by Tasmanian berries.

Stadaconé noir Ombre

Ingredients
Tasmanian berries, combava leaf, juniper berries, coriander, grains of paradise, cubeb pepper, galangal, rose petal, orange zest, lavender.

Tasting notes
Perfectly clear in colour, this is a clean, straightforward and sweet gin. The nose is predominantly herbal with subtle hints of lemongrass. In the mouth, notes of citrus. Pepper comes through in olfactory feedback.

A versatile gin

Stadaconé noir
  • Stadaconé bleu

  • Stadaconé rouge

  • Stadaconé noir

The team

The team

It’s the story of three somewhat crazy guys…

Having worked together for several years, Jonathan, Alexandre and Jean-Pierre shared a keen interest in spirits and travel. It wasn’t long before their irrepressible creativity led them to formulate a bold plan: to reinvent the guided tour of a distillery and create products with a difference.

As such, Distillerie Stadaconé represents the embodiment of several dreams: to add something new to Québec’s tourism landscape by becoming a must-see attraction; to make pleasing, distinctive products available to as many people as possible; and to build a company that would be a responsible and generous citizen, both for its community and the environment.

Giving you a taste for exploration is our main mission. Passionate (if not downright obsessed!) about the quality and esthetics of everything we consume, we had to build a company that offered the best.

And from that, Distillerie Stadaconé was born… more than a passion, an obsession.

The team

Jean-Pierre Allard

President

Commonly called
J.P.

Date of birth
February 1, 1976

Favourite movie
Pulp Fiction

Top 3 bands
Jean Leloup, Pink Floyd, Muse

Interests
Canoe-camping, music, food, travel, politics

Most memorable trip
Brazil

Alcohol(s)
Microbrewery beers, whiskey, gin, wine, herb liquor (Chartreuse, Jagermeister)

Favourite quotation
“They did not know it was impossible so they did it.” – Mark Twain

Causes
Contribute to Québec’s prosperity; be kind to the environment; gender equality

Strength
Passionate

Weakness
Motor-mouth; once I get started, I can’t stop!

How Alexandre describes him
A born entrepreneur; nothing can stop him!

How Jonathan describes him
A man of many talents.

Jean-Pierre Allard

Alexandre Thomas

Marketing Director

Commonly called
Alex

Date of birth
April 4, 1988

Favourite movie
Interstellar

Top 3 bands
J. Cole, Queen, John Williams

Interest(s)
Star-gazing.

Most memorable trip
Vila do Conde, Portugal

Alcohol(s)
Nothing beats a gin and ginger ale

Favourite quotation
“Know thyself” (Socrates)

Cause
Preserve nature and all living species

Strength
Good listener.

Weakness
Terrible memory

How Jonathan describes him
A man with great compassion for humanity.

How Jean-Pierre describes him
Open-minded, good communicator, empathetic.

Alexandre Thomas

Jonathan Chrétien

Director of Operations

Commonly called
John

Date of birth
May 9, 1989

Favourite movie
Captain Hook

Top 3 bands
Steven Wilson, Bring me the Horizon, Twenty One Pilots

Interest(s)
Music, alcohol, technology, psychology, ancient civilizations

Most memorable trip
Poland

Alcohol(s)
Quebec-made gin and rum; always open to discoveries

Favourite quotation
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Strength
Creativity

Weakness
Tendency to be a loner in my off-hours

How Alexandre describes him
A total autodidact – he can do everything!

How Jean-Pierre describes him
The perfect balance between artistic creativity and Cartesian ingenuity!

Jonathan Chrétien

Contact

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Distillery and shop

235 2e rue Québec City, QC  G1L 2T2 418-914-3773 info@stadacone.com

418-914-3773

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Opening hours

Monday12PM – 8PM*
Tuesday12PM – 8PM*
Wednesday12PM – 8PM*
Thursday12PM – 8PM*
Friday12PM – 8PM*
Saturday12PM – 8PM*
Sunday12PM – 8PM*

* The last guided tour starts at 7:00 PM. Guided tours last for approximately 45 minutes.

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Une collaboration de Frédéric, Landry, Karen et Valérie