Established in British Columbia, Canada in 2008, Victoria Distillers works with iconic local destinations to create authentic, premium cocktail spirits that reflect a sense of place and set a high standard for quality and taste.
Well known in British Columbia, Victoria is the second most premium gin sold only behind Hendricks. Victoria Distillers’ creative efforts are rooted in Canada’s West Coast culture. As one of Canada’s oldest, small-batch spirits companies, Victoria Distillers is known for its drive for innovation and distinctive products.
The Victoria Team
President & Master Distiller
Before becoming President of Victoria Distillers, Peter Hunt was Master Distiller with the company for nine years. His previous decade of bartending and bar managing experience, a master’s degree in molecular biology, and work at the BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre, provided an ideal foundation for making fine spirits.
In 2009, Hunt was named one of Western Living’s Top 40 Foodies under 40. The Victoria Gin he produces has won several international awards and has always been a favorite at tasting events across North America. His Victoria Oaken Gin won a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016, among other awards.
Hunt was born and raised in Victoria, BC but has always enjoyed travel. He travels periodically to Uganda, East Africa, to work on community development projects through PODA, an organization he co-founded in 2007.