BC Distilled’s fifth annual festival set to take place April 14

Early bird tickets now available for Canada’s premier artisanal distillery event

With 40 distilleries from across British Columbia showcasing their best products, BC Distilled invites aficionados and newbies alike to explore the country’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event on April 14.

This year the festival features 12 new distilleries which have opened since last year’s show. Each distillery is represented by the distiller or other distillery staff, giving guests a chance to interact with the people who actually make the spirits.

An on-site Legacy Liquor pop-up shop lets participants purchase bottles to take home, selecting from the widest selection of BC spirits available anywhere, with more than 150 products. In addition, the festival’s charity partner, Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, will be back, hosting a silent auction filled with products donated by the exhibitors, and bringing their dogs and puppies for attendees to meet.

“British Columbia is the leader in artisan distilling in Canada,” said festival founder Alex Hamer. “BC Distilled is the best opportunity for fans of local spirits to try what the province has to offer, and meet the people who make these great spirits.”

Following the recent Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, BC Distilled will showcase some of the best spirits in the country, including Odd Society Spirits Mia Amata, Victoria Distillers Empress 1908 Gin, Merridale Cidery & Distillery Cowichan Copper Gin, and Wayward Distillation House Depth Charge, all of which won gold medals and Best in Class in their categories. Sheringham Distillery Akvavit, named this year’s Canadian Artisan Spirit of the Year, will also be available to sample and purchase.

Forage Distiller’s Dinner Returns
Last year’s sold out Distillers Dinner at Forage restaurant returns on Friday, April 6. Chef Chris Whittaker will feature six cocktail and spirit samples from BC distilleries, paired with six terroir-based courses.

BC Distilled 2018 Participants:

After Dark Distillery Ltd. Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
Ampersand Distilling Company Old Order Distilling Co.
Bohemian Spirits Ltd Resurrection Spirits Inc.
Central City Brewers & Distillers Roots and Wings Distillery
Crow’s Nest Distillery Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery
De Vine Wines & Spirits Shelter Point Distillery
Deep Cove Distillers Sheringham Distillery
Dragon Mist Distillery Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Fermentorium Distilling Co. StillHead Distillery
Gillespie’s Fine Spirits Tailored Spirits
Goodridge&Williams Distilling Taynton Bay Spirits
Legend Distilling The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery
Long Table Distillery The Dubh Glas Distillery
Lucid Spirits The Liberty Distillery
Mad Laboratory Distilling The Woods Spirit Company
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. True North Distilleries
Merridale Cidery & Distillery Tumbleweed Spirits
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery Victoria Distillers
Moon Distillery Ltd. Wayward Distillation House
Odd Society Spirits Yaletown Distilling Company

BC Distilled
Saturday, April 14

Trade Tasting: 2 – 4:30pm
Public Tasting: 6 – 9pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Early bird tickets are on sale now. Visit bcdistilled.ca/tickets

BC Distilled is grateful for the support of its sponsors, South Peace Grain, Legacy Liquor Store and The Alchemist.

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