Section 35 Farm Distillery celebrates the marriage of old and new, spicy and sweet, rural and urban by using honey as the base for liquor.
Old + New
Section 35 doesn’t make mead.
You may have heard of mead – an ancient alcoholic drink made of honey and water.
But what is honey liquor?
Similar to mead we use honey as our base for fermentation…
We make honey liquor.
… but where we differ is when we take it to the next level and distill the liquor once, twice or even three times to create an incredibly smooth drink. Distilling the liquor makes all the difference. It enables us to develop dynamic flavour profiles that you won’t find anywhere else.
Sweet + Spicy
Once we distill our honey liquor, we then handcraft our flavours using a unique array of spices and fruit to create a truly artisanal experience.
In every case, we have tried each flavour hundreds of times, sharing them with our friends and family before they are ready to sell.
Rural + Urban
Our distillery is located on Section 35 of a 116-year-old Alberta farm that has been nurtured, maintained and developed by the same family for over a century.
Our family has stayed modern and has even been quite accomplished over the years. Owner, Kevin Lefsrud, played in the CFL for the Montreal Allouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos winning 3 Grey Cups.
We celebrate contrasting combinations, bringing to you amazing handcrafted products that have been over a century in the making.
Kevin Lefsrud is a 4th generation Alberta farmer who truly knows what is involved in growing and developing excellent ingredients for his honey liquor. Growing up on the farm, Kevin has first-hand knowledge on how to work the land in a way that is sustainable. He learned the lessons from past generations to ensure the continuation of agriculture and the rural way of life.
Kevin graduated with an Agriculture Diploma from the University of Saskatchewan and also played football during his time at school. Upon graduation, he played on the Offensive Line for the Montreal Allouettes for 3 seasons and then for the Edmonton Eskimos for 4 seasons – still farming the land during the off-season.
After winning 3 Grey Cups, Kevin retired from football in 2007 and returned to the farm. Today Kevin operates the 5000 acre farm, a certified seed operation and runs Section 35 Farm Distillery.