Our 3rd annual Distillery Festival was another success. Festivalgoers had the opportunity to sample 38 spirits and a wide array of house made hors d’oeuvres. New this year was an onsite Pop-Up liquor store which provided attendees the opportunity to take home the craft spirits they enjoyed during the tasting.

We were very pleased with the participation and support of our local distillery – Taynton Bay Spirits. Following the tasting event guests made their way to the after party to dance to the sounds of local favourite’s Small Town Dirt Bags. The support of locals is key to the success of events of this nature – thank you to everyone who attended!

Here are the placements from our 3rd Annual Distillery Festival:

1st Place Taynton Bay Spirts –Sinferno
2nd Place Bohemian Spirits Ltd. – Colossal Pink Gin
3rd Place Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery- Ethos Gin


Read our recent article in The Golden Star

“Guests will learn more about the distillery industry, will have the opportunity to talk with the vendors and will be able to taste spirits and cocktails they haven’t sampled before.”

“Last year we hosted 11 distilleries with over 50 spirits to taste giving an opportunity for a variety of guests with different palettes to taste their preferred spirits.”

https://www.thegoldenstar.net/community/east-kootenay-distillery-festival-to-brighten-spirits/


2017 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNING SPIRIT

We asked all attendees to tell us their favourite spirit from the tasting and our 2017 winner was:

  • Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery’s Big Mountain Creamer
DISTILLERY LOCATION PRODUCTS
Kootenay Country Craft Distillery Winlaw, BC Valhalla Vodka
KCCD Gin
Blackcurrant, Tarragon & Cucumber Vodka
Honey Vodka
Bohemian Spirits LTD Kimberley, BC Limited Gin
Vagabond Vodka
Colossal Pink Gin
Eclipse Coffee Liqueur
Forester Single Malt Oak Aged Gin
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. Penticton, BC Maple Liqueur
Cherry Liqueur
Kirsch (Cherry Schnapps)
Lady of the Cask (fine Brandy)
Highwood Distillers Calgary, AB White Owl Whiskey
Centennial Limited Edition
Centennial Dark Chocolate
Ninety 5 Year Old
Ninety 20 Year Old
Ampersand Distilling Company Duncan, BC Ampersand Gin
Per Se Vodka
Shelter Point Distillery Campbell River, BC Single Malt Whiskey
Cask Strength Whiskey
Canada One Vodka
Sheringham Distillery Shirley, BC Seaside Gin
Akvavit
Vodka
Odd Society Spirits  Vancouver, BC Bittersweet Vermouth
Creme de Cassis
East Van Vodka
Wallflower Gin
Wayward Distillation House  Courtenay, BC Unruly Gin
Unruly Vodka
Depth Charge – Espresso & Cacao Liqueur
Krupnik
Elixir 151
Urban Distilleries Kelowna, BC Spirit Bear Vodka
Spirit Bear Gin
Urban Single Malt Whiskey
Blackcurrant Liqueur
Paul Tombs Gin
Sweet Mead Honey Wine
Raspberry Liqueur
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery Revelstoke, BC Vodka
Big Mountain Creamer
Vulcans Fire
Bitter Hearts Cocktail Bitters

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