BC Distilled announces winners of the best spirits in the province

Apr 20 2018, 4:38 pm

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.

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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:

Amaro or Vermouth (Italian-style bitter liqueurs)

The Woods Spirit Co. – The Woods Amaro

Apéritif or Digestif

Sheringham Distillery – Sheringham Akvavit (winner, 2017)

Brandy or Eau de Vie

Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. – Lady of the Cask

Barrel-aged Gin (Gin which has spent time aging in a wood barrel)

The Dubh Glas Distillery – Noteworthy Gin – Barrel Rested

Flavoured or Infused Vodka

Sons of Vancouver Distillery – Chili Vodka (winner, 2016, 2017)


Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery – Big Mountain Creamer


Ampersand Distilling Company – Ampersand Gin (winner, 2016, 2017)

Other White Spirit

Salt Spring Shine – Apple Pie Moonshine

Rum (not strictly sugar cane rum)

Wayward Distillation House – Drunken Hive Rum

Vodka (three-way tie)

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

Young “Whisky” (whisky-style spirits which have spent less than three years in a barrel)

De Vine Wines & Spirits – Ancient Grains