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Orillia native is Toronto's only female distiller

Martha Lowry will be guest speaker at Feb. 27 meeting of CFUW
CFUW_Martha Lowry
Martha Lowry. Supplied photo

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Orillia is pleased to welcome Martha Lowry as guest speaker of their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (30 Peter St. S.) at 7 p.m.  Martha Lowry, who was raised in Orillia, is the head distiller at Mill Street Brewery and cider maker for Brickworks Ciderhouse - and the only female distiller in Toronto.

Lowry has a background in horticulture with a focus on fruit crops and viticulture from the University of Guelph. Her passion for food and drink got her interested in cider and spirits and her scientific background led her to the production side of things. Lowry released Mill Street’s first Gin and Whisky this past year, to critical acclaim.

 She is currently in the process of getting the ciderhouse up and running and can’t wait to share the new products with the world. CFUW welcomes guests and new members. For more information please visit



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