The story starts in the early 1800’s, when Scottish immigrants flocked to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Its beauty resembled the Highlands and Islands of Scotland so much, that they decided to settle there and make it their permanent home. Many traditions and secrets travelled across the sea with those pioneers. One of those secrets was the making of a spirited whisky.
The distillery was the dream of Bruce Jardine, the original owner and founder of the Glenora Distillery which was built in 1990. In 1994, Glenora and its maturing whisky stock was acquired by its present owners who have a long line of Scottish ancestry with Cape Breton roots. Production continued and in November of 2000, the first bottling of Glen Breton Rare was released.
They were recognised as Distillers of the year in 2011 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.