WARREN GROVE – Deep Roots Distillery recently opened here at the Beamish Orchard after receiving assistance from the federal and provincial governments to develop value-added farming at the grassroots level.
“As our business practices and partnerships demonstrate, Deep Roots Distillery has a continuing commitment to working with other P.E.I. businesses and producers,” said Mike Beamish, owner of Deep Roots. “We want to ensure our contributions have a positive ripple effect on the larger Island community.”
The family-operated organic orchard is expanding and embracing the potential of using its crop to produce distilled spirits and fruit liqueurs.
“By creating a high-value product from their crop, Mike Beamish and his family are adding value to their farming operation,” said Innovation Minister Allen Roach.
Deep Roots Distillery received $28,000 in assistance from the Growing Forward program, a joint partnership of Agriculture Canada and the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Deep Roots will be an expansion to Beamish Orchard which has been operating in Warren Grove since 1990. The Beamish family has expanded its product line to include apple butter, candied apples and apple cider. Island produced honey and maple syrup are also sold on site.
The distilled organic apple cider will be marketed as a fruit spirit and flavoured liqueurs produced with certified organic apples.
The company expects to produce close to 8,000 bottles of 375 ml size in its first year.