BC Distilled is back for its 4th annual festival celebrating regional, small batch, and local micro-distilleries.
This year the event will feature samples from 32 distilleries based out of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and West Coast, the Okanagan, Kootenays, and the Interior.
- Complete guide to distilleries in Metro Vancouver
- 8 whiskies for any drinker on your list (at every price point)
- Vancouver Cheap Eats: Breweries
Those who head to the Croatian Cultural Centre for the festival can expect samples of quality spirits, an on-site liquor store with over 100 products from the participating distilleries, and of course a chance to speak with the makers and distillers in person.
In terms of grub, festivalgoers can enjoy canapés from local eateries including Lucky’s Doughnuts, Juniper, Timber, The Cascade Room, and Two Rivers. Additional beverages from Walter Caesar and Modern Mixers and Elixirs will also be available.
Proceeds from BC Distilled and its charity auction will go towards supporting the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), an organization that supports assistance dogs for people living with disabilities and community care professionals.
This is the only spirits festival in the country that shines a spotlight on local micro-distilleries and what they have to offer, so be sure to purchase a ticket and get spirited away!
Here’s the full list of participating distilleries:
Ampersand Distilling, Duncan
Arbutus Distilleries, Nanaimo
DeVine Spirits, Saanichton
Fermentorium Distilling Co, Victoria
Merridale Craft Spirits, Cobble Hill
Shelter Point Distillery, Campbell River
Sheringham Distillery, Shirley
Victoria Distillers, Victoria
Wayward Distillation House, Comox Valley
Lower Mainland and West Coast:
Crow’s Nest Distillery, Abbotsford
Central City Brewing and Distilling, Surrey
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, North Vancouver
Dragon Mist Distillery, Surrey
Goodridge & Williams Distillers, Delta
The Liberty Distillery, Vancouver
Long Table Distillery, Vancouver
Mad Laboratory Distilling, Vancouver
Odd Society Spirits, Vancouver
Pemberton Distillery, Pemberton
Sons of Vancouver, North Vancouver
Stealth Distilleries, North Vancouver
The Woods Spirit Co, North Vancouver
Yaletown Distilling, Vancouver
X Four Vodka, Richmond
Okanagan, Kootenays, and the Interior:
Bohemian Spirits, Kimberly
Dubh Glas Distillery, Oliver
Legend Distilling, Naramata
Maple Leaf Spirits, Penticton
Monashee Spirits, Revelstoke
Okanagan Crush Pad, Summerland
Okanagan Spirits, Kelowna and Vernon
Old Order Distilling, Penticton
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017, Trade Tasting: 2:30 to 5:30 pm, Public Tasting: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Early bird tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 15 and can be purchased online