Canada’s largest artisan distillery event, BC Distilled, includes 40 distilleries from across British Columbia showcasing their best products to both aficionados and newbies alike.
This year the festival features 12 new distilleries which have opened since last year’s show. Each distillery is represented by the distiller or other distillery staff, giving guests a chance to interact with the people who actually make the spirits.
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre (3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018. Trade Tasting: 2:00pm-4:30pm & Public Tasting: 6pm-9pm
Tickets: Available online now
An on-site Legacy Liquor pop-up shop lets participants purchase bottles to take home, selecting from the widest selection of BC spirits available anywhere, with more than 150 products. In addition, the festival’s charity partner, Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, will be back, hosting a silent auction filled with products donated by the exhibitors, and bringing their dogs and puppies for attendees to meet.
Following the recent Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, BC Distilled will showcase some of the best spirits in the country, including Odd Society Spirits Mia Amata, Victoria Distillers Empress 1908 Gin, Merridale Cidery & Distillery Cowichan Copper Gin, and Wayward Distillation House Depth Charge, all of which won gold medals and Best in Class in their categories. Sheringham Distillery Akvavit, named this year’s Canadian Artisan Spirit of the Year, will also be available to sample and purchase.
After Dark Distillery Ltd.
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
Ampersand Distilling Company
Old Order Distilling Co.
Bohemian Spirits Ltd
Resurrection Spirits Inc.
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Roots and Wings Distillery
Crow’s Nest Distillery
Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery
De Vine Wines & Spirits
Shelter Point Distillery
Deep Cove Distillers
Dragon Mist Distillery
Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Fermentorium Distilling Co.
Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
Taynton Bay Spirits
The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery
Long Table Distillery
The Dubh Glas Distillery
The Liberty Distillery
Mad Laboratory Distilling
The Woods Spirit Company
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.
True North Distilleries
Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery
Moon Distillery Ltd.
Wayward Distillation House
Odd Society Spirits
Yaletown Distilling Company
Forage Distiller’s Dinner Returns
Where: 1300 Robson St, Vancouver
When: Friday, Aril 6, 2018
Details: Chef Chris Whittaker will feature six cocktail and spirit samples from BC distilleries, paired with six terroir-based courses. Tickets »
Win Tickets to BC Distilled
I have a pair of tickets to give away to the public tasting event on April 14th, here’s how you can enter to win:
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Update The winner is Albert!