Long Table Distillery @LT_Distillery Opens Cocktail Laboratory


At Long Table Distillery they’ve always mixed a civilized gin and tonic, but now it’s time to shake things up with a newly designed tasting room and cocktail laboratory. This new space will officially open October 25, 2014 serving hand crafted cocktails from 1-7pm on both Thursdays and Saturdays with more hours to evolve over time. On these days, chemist and bar manager, Cole Benoit, owner of Vancouver’s Apothecary Bitters, will create cocktails from featuring Long Table Distillery’s hand crafted, small batch spirits, fresh locally sourced ingredients, botanicals, hand-made syrups and handcrafted bitters.

At Long Table Distillery, Vancouver’s first micro distillery, being social is big on the menu. The distillery encourages visitors to slow down and stay a while. Their West Coast inspired selection of traditionally crafted gins, Texada Vodka and expanding line of unique handcrafted spirits are all copper pot distilled in small batches to ensure only the freshest aromatics make it into each bottle.

Regular visiting hours are from 1-6pm, when visitors can purchase spirits, have a tasting or attend frequent events. Gin & Tonic Fridays happen every Friday from 5-9 pm and are accompanied each week by one of Vancouver’s top ten local food trucks.  The newly designed space and cocktail program now offer more opportunities for visitors to stay a while or make an evening of it.


Introducing Cole Benoit – Long Table’s Craft Bartender

Long Table Distillery newest member of the team is Cole Benoit, who will oversee the bar program. Cole Benoit is the head bitters maker, co-founder, recipe developer and designer at The Apothecary Bitters Company. He’s also a mixologist and spirits geek, an avid brewer and beer connoisseur and an industry experienced cook and all around culinary nerd.

He grew up with a horticulturist father, giving him an in-depth of knowledge and interest in botany that combined with his lifelong interest in cooking, his experience with brewing sciences, his creative nature and his technical background, all work together to make the bitters at The Apothecary Bitters Company.


About Long Table Distillery

Long Table Distillery brings together organic and natural ingredients, proprietary West Coast inspired recipes, and plenty of traditional distilling experience, to hand craft a critically acclaimed selection of unique gins, vodkas, and seasonal spirits.

Find Long Table Distillery’s spirits at the distillery, BCLCB Signature stores and many regular BCLDB outlets, private liquor stores throughout BC, Alberta and soon, Ontario.  Ask for Long Table Distillery’s products at restaurants and bars throughout Vancouver, on Vancouver Island and throughout the Province.


Long Table Distillery Ltd.
1451 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8
T: 604.266.0177



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