Farming and distilling is not just a job, it’s a way of life! Our family has been toiling with soils and crops for over 7 consecutive generations from the Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine (former USSR), Three Hills – Alberta and now in Summerland, BC since 1973.
Our venture back into distilling is a direct result of the government opening the doors for the use of 100% BC grains and fruits from farms just like ours. This is our opportunity to take back distilling, if only just a little bit, from the big 9 foreign owned Canadian distilleries and give back to BC farmers…
Join us in the craft revaluation and support local spirits and make it your way of life!
Husband and Wife Team
GRAHAM (FRANK) MARTENS AND NAOMI GABRIEL
had a vision for Old Order Distilling creating a combination of traditional distilling methods with new and creative ideas to our spirits.
Graham Martens is a professional biologist and Naomi Gabriel has spent her career in Finance. Together, Graham and Naomi, set out to re-learn the craft of artisan distilling with a focus on the farm to glass process. Today, they can be found working side by side at the distillery with some help from their children, Kylan, Melanie and Gunnar (Frank). They are incredibly excited to be creating unique distilled spirits, by hand, that they are proud of and that others will enjoy.