BC Distilled is Canada’s Premier Artisan Distillery Event

Comments 55 by Rebecca Bollwitt

40 artisan distilleries from across the province will be bringing their spirits to the 6th annual BC Distilled Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Attendees – including a lucky Miss604 contest winner and their guest – will have the chance to taste some of the best spirits in Canada.

BC Distilled

BC Distilled

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Trade/VIP Tasting: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Public Tasting: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: On sale now for $69.99, VIP $79.99, plus additional event tickets are available online.

25 of the distilleries in attendance this year won medals at the recent Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition – Canada’s only national spirit competition reserved exclusively for small distilleries, with a national panel of independent judges completing blind assessments of artisan spirits submitted by distillers across the country.

Here are 4 awesome things that make BC Distilled unique:

  • Samples are not ticketed. Attendees are encouraged to try spirits without the pressure of finishing every drop to get their money’s worth out of a sample ticket.
  • The venue is not sold to maximum capacity, so there is room to move and relax, and attendees won’t face long lineups to try spirits and other samples.
  • Each distillery is represented by staff (in most cases the distiller is present), which means attendees get to talk to the people who actually make the spirits – not just agents.
  • The Legacy Liquor pop-up shop is one of the most popular aspects of the show – it has the best selection of BC spirits anywhere in the province – for one night only!

BC Distilled is once again partnering with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), whose participation is among attendees’ favourite parts of the event. Volunteers with dogs will be roaming the event while offering tickets to a 50/50 draw.

BC Distilled

Participating Distilleries

Resurrection Spirits
Arbutus Distillery
Shelter Point Distillery
Sheringham Distillery
Moon Distillery Ltd.
True North Distilleries
de Vine Spirits
Odd Society Spirits
Victoria Caledonian
Taunton Bay Spirits
Legend Distilling
The Liberty Distillery
The Woods Spirit Co.
Tofino Distillery
Tumbleweed Spirits
After Dark Distillery Ltd.
Pacific Rim Distilling
Alchemist Distiller, Inc.
Pemberton Distillery Inc.
Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
Mad Laboratory Distilling
Fermentorium Distilling Co.
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.
Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Ampersand Distilling Company
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Bruinwood Estate Distillery
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery Ltd.
Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery
The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery
Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co.
Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Urban Distilleries & Winery
Wayward Distillation House
Old Order Distilling Co.
Yaletown Distilling Company
The Dubh Glas Distillery
One Foot Crow Craft Distillery
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the public tasting event on April 6th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow BC Distilled on Facebook and Twitter for more information. Please enjoy responsibly. Must be 19+. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

UPDATE: The winner is Kim Emmy!

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55 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. David HarrisonWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 2:10pm PST

    I would love to partake in this event

  2. NadyaWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 2:54pm PST

    I love this event! One of the best in the city.

  3. RenateWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 4:28pm PST

    Would love to take my partner to this.

  4. Cindy MarkWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 4:58pm PST

    Sounds thrilling!

  5. CindyWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 5:55pm PST

    This would be fun to go to!

  6. LindsayWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 8:01pm PST

    Would love to de-stress with this!

  7. Katherine NWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 8:04pm PST

    Such a great event! πŸ₯ƒπŸΈ

  8. wenWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 9:58pm PST

    Distill event!

  9. EmmyWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 9:58pm PST

    Sounds like the makings of a fun Saturday!! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

  10. KateWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 10:15pm PST

    Drinks and dogs..yes please! Sounds like the perfect date night to me 😁

  11. Terry BodalyWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 10:15pm PST

    Hi! Would love to attend this with my husband on April 6th

  12. Michelle WWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 10:25pm PST

    Sounds like an awesome event!

  13. Antonia ParadisWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 10:42pm PST

    Now all we need is some cheese and crackers!

  14. JeffWednesday, March 20th, 2019 — 11:03pm PST

    Love gin!

  15. Bonnie KThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 9:20am PST

    This would be a wonderful event to take in!

  16. EvaThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 9:44am PST

    I’d love to attend!

  17. RonThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 2:58pm PST

    Now this is my kind of event! 😊

  18. Christina KosiancicThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 3:19pm PST

    Whoa what a fun event, we have so many small distillers, it would be nice to sample their wears & find a new fav! πŸ™‚

  19. Jeff SThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 6:27pm PST

    This event has such a great variety of distilleries to sample from! Awesome!

  20. HaroldThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 8:06pm PST

    Would love to go.

  21. SusanThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 8:09pm PST

    Terrific prize for my son and his girlfriend!

  22. BeckyThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 8:22pm PST

    This would be so awesome!

  23. EileenThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 10:12pm PST

    I’d LOVE to go to this event!

  24. EileenThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 10:13pm PST

    Tweeted!

  25. AmThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 11:05pm PST

    This sounds like great fun!

  26. KimThursday, March 21st, 2019 — 11:16pm PST

    I would love to go to this event – to experience our exceptional local products and support our local distillers. Thank you for offering these tickets to us, you’re dedicated followers .

  27. AlanFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 6:58am PST

    Awesome

  28. Amy LauFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 7:54am PST

    I would love to go!

  29. Al LeungFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 8:59am PST

    Love to attend!

  30. BehzadFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 9:09am PST

    Would love to go

  31. EdFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 10:42am PST

    Stay thirsty, my friends πŸ˜‰

  32. TammyFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 11:14am PST

    Love to go to this great event πŸ€—

  33. NancyFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 1:39pm PST

    This sounds like an awesome event since I don’t go to beer or wine festivals. I’d love to win tickets!

  34. CKSFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 2:29pm PST

    Sweet!

  35. Kim CFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 2:34pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  36. Amanda PorterFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 5:22pm PST

    What a great way to try and support local!

  37. KikiFriday, March 22nd, 2019 — 5:45pm PST

    My boyfriend and I would love to go, nice to have so many distilleries in one place

  38. Tanya HSaturday, March 23rd, 2019 — 9:35am PST

    Sounds tasty! Bottoms up!

  39. KarenSaturday, March 23rd, 2019 — 12:21pm PST

    Sounds like a fun day.

  40. GregorySaturday, March 23rd, 2019 — 12:22pm PST

    This would be fun!

  41. JonSaturday, March 23rd, 2019 — 12:23pm PST

    Yes!

  42. WesSaturday, March 23rd, 2019 — 7:29pm PST

    This is making me thirsty!

  43. JennSaturday, March 23rd, 2019 — 9:24pm PST

    Oh this would be amazing and I know exactly which friend I would take! πŸ™‚

  44. Don ForanSunday, March 24th, 2019 — 3:18pm PST

    …this chilled distilled…

  45. StotesSunday, March 24th, 2019 — 8:15pm PST

    This would be great!!

  46. Larissa A McGowanSunday, March 24th, 2019 — 8:20pm PST

    This would be awesome to go to !

  47. SarahMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 11:25am PST

    Oooooh I know who I’d take! What a fantastically fun time it would be!

  48. ValerieMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 4:07pm PST

    Yes please…cheers!

  49. Jill KMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 5:25pm PST

    Cheers !

  50. Jason BMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 11:25pm PST

    Tasty

  51. Albert NgoMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 11:41pm PST

    Would absolutely love the chance to go!

  52. Rob MTuesday, March 26th, 2019 — 6:28am PST

    The missus loves her birthday,
    and she would be thrilled,
    to celebrate with spirits,
    at a night out to BC Distilled!

  53. Samantha ReevesTuesday, March 26th, 2019 — 5:33pm PST

    Omg, would so love to win tickets to this.

  54. katie BorrettWednesday, March 27th, 2019 — 12:48pm PST

    what a wonderful cause !

  55. Shelley ButcherThursday, March 28th, 2019 — 2:43am PST

    Sounds like a wonderful event to sample different spirits presented by the distillers.

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