Canada’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event, BC Distilled, has officially announced the winners from its fifth annual celebration of all things spirits.
The one-day event returned to Vancouver on Saturday, April 14 at the Croation Cultural Centre, where it brought together 40 distilleries from across the province – veterans and newbies alike.
Spirit-lovers who attended the public tasting have voted for their favourite spirits in 12 categories, with over 150 products to taste.
Here are the winners of the Audience Favourites Awards:
The Woods Spirit Co. – The Woods Amaro
Sheringham Distillery – Sheringham Akvavit (winner, 2017)
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. – Lady of the Cask
The Dubh Glas Distillery – Noteworthy Gin – Barrel Rested
Sons of Vancouver Distillery – Chili Vodka (winner, 2016, 2017)
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery – Big Mountain Creamer
Ampersand Distilling Company – Ampersand Gin (winner, 2016, 2017)
Salt Spring Shine – Apple Pie Moonshine
Wayward Distillation House – Drunken Hive Rum
Ampersand Distilling Company – Per Se Vodka (winner, 2016, 2017)
Salt Spring Shine – Hive Vodka
Sons of Vancouver Distillery – Vodka Vodka Vodka
Odd Society Spirits – Single Malt Whisky
De Vine Wines & Spirits – Ancient Grains