Giving you what you want to drink.

Junction 56 Distillery is proudly local, following tradition while leveraging modern ideas to provide unique and delicious products.

Our mission is simple, give people what they want to drink!  We strive to make great products without shortcuts.   We partner with local business to collaborate on unique products and customer experiences. 

Meet the Junction 56 Team

Mike Heisz


Mike was born and raised on Southwestern Ontario and has a strong connection to the local communities.  He understands the pride in homegrown products and is excited to start offering locally made liquor options within the area.

Being tied closely with the history of the area and the traditions therein is very important to Mike.  Junction 56 will be focused on adding additional benefits to the larger community and becoming a partner with other businesses in the area

Mike has an engineering background as well as experience working in a brewery which he plans to use to produce innovative products.  While having the standard fairs, Whiskey, Gin, Vodka, Mike is also interested in working with local partners and customers to create unique and personalized spirits. 

James Donnelly

General Manager

James was raised on a farm in southwestern Ontario (Pinkerton to be exact).  He worked with Mike at the Formosa Brewery just after high school and they learned there that they were a good team when working together.

Before joining Junction 56, James held several different roles at BlackBerry over a span of 15 years.  He credits that company with giving the opportunity to learn many different areas of a business which he can apply to his work at the distillery.  James joined Junction 56 in January of 2016 as the General Manager.