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

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.

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 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.

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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

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