Head Distiller



David Dickson joins us from his position as head distiller at Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville, and will now bring his experience and leadership to Niagara College’s Artisan Distilling program as the College’s distiller. As NC’s distiller, Dickson will oversee the operations and process of all distilled products, and will teach practical distilling and other courses.
Dickson holds an Honours Specialization in Biology and a Master of Environmental Sustainability, both from Western University. He also holds a certificate in Absinthe Distillation from Moonshine University, an artisan distillery and education centre in Louisville, KY. He was also instrumental in the creation of Ontario’s first legal absinthe.
A Niagara native, Dickson has also led the creation of a variety of unique, local fruit-infused spirits that have added a distinctly Niagaran flair to his craft – something he hopes to bring to the College’s distilling program.