After being on hold since 2020, BC Distilled returns for its seventh annual event. This year’s event will feature two smaller capacity tasting sessions (one in the afternoon, one in the evening) in order to keep the space less crowded and put its distillers, volunteers, and guests at more ease.
BC Distilled Returns for 2022
In addition to many veteran participants, several new distilleries will be joining the event this year to pour samples of their locally made spirits. The main festival will take place on Saturday, April 9 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver). Early bird tickets are on sale now for $59.99.
|Alchemist Distiller||Misguided Spirits Craft Distillery|
|Ampersand Distilling Company||Mixers and Elixirs|
|Bespoke Spirits House||Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery|
|Bruinwood Estate Distillery||Montis Distilling|
|Callister Craft Soda||Odd Society Spirits|
|Copperpenny Distilling||One Foot Crow|
|DEVINE Distillery||Resurrection Spirits|
|Fernie Distillers||Shelter Point Distillery|
|Forbidden Spirits Distilling Corp||Sons of Vancouver Distillery|
|Indigenous World Spirits||Stillhead Distillery Inc.|
|Lavish Liquid||The Dubh Glas Distillery|
|Lucid Spirits Distilling Co.||Tumbleweed Spirits|
|Mad Laboratory Distilling||Wayward Distillery|
|Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.||Wiseacre Farm Distillery|
In addition to the main tasting event, there are two other opportunities to engage with BC’s local distilling community:
April 6, 2022 at Copperpenny Distillery in North Vancouver
BC Whisky Tasting hosted by Davin de Kergommeaux
BC Distilled is proud to host a BC whisky tasting led by Davin de Kergommeaux, a drinks writer, public speaker and spirits judge, who is recognized as the world expert on Canadian whisky. Each attendee will get a signed copy of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries (co-written with Blair Phillips).
April 8, 2022 at Forage in Downtown Vancouver
Distillers Dinner at Forage
Executive Chef Welbert Choi will feature five cocktail and spirit samples from BC distilleries, paired with five terroir-based courses. An optional cocktail reception preceding the dinner will be hosted at next door’s BeSide, with a sixth distillery providing cocktails.
BC Distilled continues its partnership with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), who will be at the show with dogs and puppies for attendees to interact with. The festival will feature a silent auction generously supported by the exhibitors, as well as a 50/50 draw.