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A toy store for everyone who likes to enjoy a glass of fine wine, beer and spirit. This would be a playful and, perhaps, the most straight forward way to describe Alambika. Although admitedly hedonistic, our goal is remains a pragmatic one, namely to create and to have you discover products of such quality that they will increase the pleasure of every bottle, of every cocktail.
Alambika's approach is quite different from other Canadian store. We aim to offer and to give priority to handmade products, in the most open and democratic way we can. For that reason, Alambika tries to work directly with producers to offer you a constantly increasing choice of small batch, highend quality products, while staying affordable at the same time. Every year we assure a regular income to canadian glassblowers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, designers, confectioners and other local craftsmen.
To be in business is one thing, but it's our passion for what we do that makes the efforts worthwile. Testimonies from barmen tell us that Alambika has been instrumental of their success by making available a steady stream of high quality ingredients and tools. Also, in addition to our mission to encourage local craftsmen and support the cocktail scene, Alambika established from the start a strict green policy, invests in design (and is mentioned in Montreal's design guide since its beginning), has supported projects such as La Tablée des Chefs and got locally involved into its neigbourhood's revitalization. This, alltogether, is just a beginning because, to us, it is obvious that having a successful company means to be in a privileged position to support and improve the community that surrounds us and which makes us live.
Alambika is a proud partner of prestigious clients, such as the Château Frontenac in Quebec, Montreal's Ritz Carleton or the Four Seasons in Vancouver, but also of about a hundred specialized cocktail bars and restaurants in North America. Our clients are enthusiasts, courious people and bon vivants ... just like you!
Launched in 2012 by Jean-Sébastien Michel, an academic with a huge fascination for alcohol and prohibiton, Alambika quickly became a team project. Our first hiring criteria is to find motivated people with heart. We believe that you can always learn the necessary know-how and that experience can be acquired. But you can't learn devotion and passion. The result? Today, the team of Alambika is the driving force behind our young organization. Géraldine, Anke, Anne-Sophie, Katherine, Anderson, David, Marie, Arnaud, Jean-Christophe, Nikita will be there to make your experience with us as good as it can be.
For us, every cocktail that is garnished with a cherry of quality – and not a flourescent red and, no doubt, radioactive cherry – is a victory and a step in into a better future. We won't stop realizing our mission, as long as there are still ugly glasses, sweetening with syrups made of modified corn, olives with a taste of nothing and knives as sharp as spoons!