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Our Team

Ownership Team

Dinah Santos

Pharmacist, parent, and keen salesperson — Dinah wears many hats! She can often be found at the helm representing us at markets and events. When she isn’t hard at work, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, baking and staying active in the great outdoors.

Brock Coutts

Formerly an accountant, his past line of work took Brock on many trips around North America. Patent 5 was dreamt up after Brock visited a distillery on the recommendation of a bartender at a craft brewery. A craft beer enthusiast and home brewer with a chemistry degree — Brock teamed up with two friends and the support of his wife, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Mike Borgford

With a background in radio frequency engineering, Mike leads our distilling operation. A true engineer and problem solver by nature, he can often be found puzzling over devices and their functions. When he isn’t busy at the distillery, he enjoys hockey, cycling (even in the frosty Winnipeg winters!), and home brewing wine making.

Mike McCallum

An entrepreneur and former business development expert, Mike McCallum is a Montréaler turned Winnipegger. He’s passionate about travel and the perfect G&T, and can often be found on the golf course in his free time.

Our Distiller

Christian Strecker

Christian has always had an interest in spirits and how they are created. To truly learn his craft, he attended Niagara College where he received his Graduate Certificate in Artisan Distilling. When not in the distillery, you can find Christian golfing, playing hockey and enjoying a nice glass of whisky.