Local Spotlight: Long Table Distillery
This is one of my favourite business as of late. Long Table is Vancouver’s first micro distillery, creating small-batches of vodka, gin and speciality spirits. Using local resources, like pristine BC Coast Mountain Range water and organic juniper berries, their products reflect a lot of care and quality and may I say, love for their craft.
Located at 1451 Hornby St. in Vancouver, this business knows how to treat and delight their customers – everything from samples and tastings to their Gin and Tonic Fridays (where you can enjoy a delicious gin and tonic for a reasonable price as well as some tasty eats by Vancouver’s best food trucks).
Their vodka is my favourite product: Made in small batches, the vodka is distilled in a copper pot with fresh lemon grass added for a hint of citrus. The vodka is then polished over a bed of Texada Island limestone which gives it a clean and smooth taste. This vodka is so smooth, it makes the perfect martini.
The Long Table London Dry Gin is defined by a complex balance of eight botanicals resulting in notes of evergreeny juniper and citrus followed by earthy notes of wood, fennel with a hint of pepper –It is very juniper forward, – making it very bold – but yet remains fresh tasting. This is sure to be a summer favourite spirit and a must for any mixologist.
Not only their spirits are top shelf, but surprisingly affordable. I bought a bottle of vodka AND gin for a little less than $100.
Once in awhile the folks at Long Table get creative and distill small batches of spirits ranging from Whisky to Limoncello. Sign up for their newsletter for the latest news or follow them on Twitter: @LT_Distillery