Master Distiller

Joshua Beach

Master Distiller Joshua Beach

Master Distiller

Wayne Gretzky Estates

Joshua Beach is an Ontario boy who discovered after a spirited tour of the world that you can go home again.

Following university, Joshua decided to pursue his passion and moved to Scotland to complete his MSc in Brewing and Distilling at the renowned international university, Heriot-Watt. Upon graduation, Joshua gained hands-on experience through a variety of brewing and distilling positions in Europe.

Eventually, Joshua felt a pull to take the lessons he’d learned in Europe and practice his craft in his home country. He returned to Canada and opened a distillery in Vancouver. When presented with an offer to be the first Master Distiller for one of Canada’s most beloved sports legends, Joshua knew without a doubt that it was time to return to his home province of Ontario to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Having both the Wayne Gretzky distillery and a winery under the same roof allows Joshua to work closely with Senior Winemaker, Craig McDonald to execute a unique portfolio of products. From whisky finished in Icewine and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels to Estate-exclusive artisanal craft wine spirits, Josh and Craig prove that blending the worlds of whisky and wine can have some truly delicious results.