Hi y’all! Meet Miranda Ashby. Raised in Ottawa, Miranda has built immersive experiences in Australia and Toronto. Known around the distillery as MA, Miranda is transforming the Almonte Dairy Distillery location into a cocktail patio and event space. 

What is your favourite book? 

My favourite book would have to be My Sister is My Favourite by, well, um, me! Haha. I love reading children's books to my two daughters, it has actually become a passion of mine and a great way to unwind and share cuddles. I was inspired to write my own children's books during my second maternity leave and self-published this one as my first. 

What is your favourite cocktail?

Favourite cocktail, hands down would be a Caesar. It’s one of the few cocktails that are perfectly acceptable to order during brunch, and can basically be an appetizer with all the added garnishes. (Especially Tasha’s Table carrots, yum!)

What brought you to Vodkow? 

When my family first moved to Almonte, I was just about to begin my second maternity leave. My husband would often tell me that I should work at the Distillery when I go back to work - because it’s the coolest place in town. Well, I hate to say it, but he was right! The distillery is such a wonderful place to work, and the team has welcomed me with open arms. I feel very lucky to be a part of this little family!

If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be? 

If I were a fruit, I would probably be a watermelon. Mainly sweet and best enjoyed on the back deck on a sunny day…but can be a little annoying with all those little seeds...haha. 

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