B.C. distilleries are keeping your spirits up

B.C. distilleries are answering the call during Covid-19 by providing delicious artisan spirits as well as hand sanitizer to our communities

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In these surreal times, it’s been extremely heartening to see an overwhelming number of BC distilleries find innovative ways to help the most vulnerable in their surrounding communities. News of distilleries producing and distributing sanitizer to the those on the front lines of this pandemic broke last week with a growing number of producers (including some breweries and wineries) quickly following suit. Over the weekend, the B.C. government further validated these efforts by granting temporary permission to all distillers to produce and distribute alternative products as long as they meet certain federal regulatory requirements; primarily that they contain a sufficient amount of alcohol to kill the virus.

Surely, it’s a role many distilleries never envisioned they would fill, but, in this new reality, it’s inspiring to see how communities are able to come together in trying times, with other local businesses generously donating bottles and essential ingredients to the cause.

While many distillers have shifted their production to focus on producing hand sanitizer for the time being being, many are still selling their products online. Here we’ve compiled an evolving list of B.C. distilleries that are helping keep your spirits up during these trying times with delivery services and online bottle shops.

After Dark Distilllery

They’re open for in person bottle sales or shop online anytime.

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Anderson Distilleries

They have hand sanitizer in stock for purchase as well as a selection of spirits in their online shop.

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Arbutus Distillery

In addition to donating free hand sanitizer exclusively to front line workers, Arbutus Distillery is offering bottle sales at the distillery and online orders of their small batch spirits as always.

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Bohemian Sprits

Contact Bohemian directly to get your hands on some ethanol sanitizer or a bottle delivered right to your door if you’re in Kimberly. For the rest of Canada, the prices listed online include shipping.

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Bruinwood Estate Distillery

Give Bruinwood a call to arrange pick up outside of the distillery; debit and credit only—a free 60ml bottle of hand and surface sanitizer with every purchase!

 

 

Devine Wines and Spirits

Online ordering is available 24/7, and local delivery is available with a minimum 12 bottle purchase, otherwise small fees apply.

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Dragon Mist Distillery

Shop online and get free shipping on all orders over $100.

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Dubh Glas Distillery

Dubh Glas continues to bulk distribute hand sanitizer to hospitals, ambulance services and the fire department with the generous support of the community. They are also offering drive-thru service, online sales and local delivery.

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Fernie Distillers

Fernie Distillers is offering online sales, contactless pick up at the distillery and free delivery in the surrounding area in addition to donating sanitizer to those in need.

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Forbidden Spirits

Their online store is now open, and they’ll shop anywhere in Canada or the U.S.

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Gillespies Fine Spirits

Shop their lineup of spirits, tonics and shrubs in their online store.

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Jones Distilling

Order online to have their products shipped directly to you!

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Kootenay Country Craft Distillery

Their tasting room is currently closed for the season, and they don’t have an online store, but you can contact them directly to order products at the link below.

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Legend Distilling

They’re open for bottle sales only on Fridays and Saturdays, and they’re offering complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer to those in need. Get 30% off all online purchases with discount code F+F.

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Great initiative by our friends @elephantislwine. We’re onboard and have set up the 30% discount code F+F. Link in bio to purchase. we will be open for order pickups and purchases Friday and Saturday from 12-5 pm. We will also be providing 250ml spray bottles of sanitizer to anyone that needs it on those days. Repost from @elephantislwine • To all of our craft beverage crafting and serving friends in the South Okanagan.⠀ Let’s take this corona lemon and make some lemonade.⠀ Let’s get some cash flowing in our community and embrace the slowdown to up our game.⠀ Let’s learn about what are neighbors are making and what is making our region sing.⠀ Let’s facetime our friends and virtually taste together.⠀ ⠀ Effective immediately Elephant Island Winery/Naramata Cider Co is dedicating $1,000 from our event travel budget to buy local wine, sprits and cider.⠀ Effective immediately we are all family, and our family/staff discount of 30% applies. Buy 1 bottle to many bottles.⠀ Anything over 6 bottles we’ll deliver free in the South Okanagan.⠀ Anything less, order online and pop by the winery to pick up.⠀ ⠀ The drive to Naramata is stunning right now.⠀ ⠀ We hope our friends, neighbors and community might consider making the #lemonadechallenge in their world … whatever your location and whatever your industry. Together our small actions can make a difference.⠀ ⠀ Tag us in your promos and we’ll begin to spend and pick up.⠀ Link to buy in our bio. Enter promo code F+F at check-out⠀ ⠀ #buylocal #lemonstolemonade #lemonadechallenge #bcwine #naramatalove #discovernaramata #

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The Liberty Distillery

Liberty has take out bottles available and online shopping available 24/7.

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Long Table Distillery

Stop by and safely pick up a bottle from Long Table during their new bottle shop hours: Wednesday-Saturday 2-6pm. Or shop online and you can get free shipping within Canada on all orders over $100.

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Mad Laboratory Distillery

Mad Lab is sharing a limited stock of rubbing alcohol. Check out their new premium batch cocktails at local retailers or order online.

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Mainland Whisky

Open for bottle sales and free disinfectant Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm. Free delivery is available on orders over $100.

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Maple Leaf Spirits

Use their online order form. They offer free local shipping from BC to Saskatchewan with the purchase of 6 or more bottles. FOr 1-5 bottles, it’s a flat rate of $20.

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Merridale Cidery and Distillery

Merridale is open for pick up with good social distancing practises. They are working in collaboration with Averill Creek and Shea Butter Market to make sanitizer to donate to frontline workers. Use coupon code “BESAFE” to get $20 off their ciders in their newly expanded online store.

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Monashee Spirits

Revelstoke’s Monashee Spirits was one of the distilleries at the forefront of sanitizer production in BC. They have halted production to focus on producing enough sanitizer to serve their community. Online sales and local delivery are available.

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Moon Under Water Distillery

Call to place your spirit and/or beer delivery! Drive up service is also available. Don’t live in Victoria? You can place an order at their online store.

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Okanagan Crush Pad

They’re offering free shipping in BC with coupon code STAYSAFE.

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Okanagan Spirits

No need to leave home to get your hands on their award-winning products. Order from their online store or Skip the Dishes (if you’re local).

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Old Order Distilling

The distillery is closed to the public for the foreseeable future, but their products are available to order online.

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One Foot Crow

They’re producing hand sanitizer and their spirits are available for purchase online.

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Pacific Rim Distilling

In addition to providing sanitizer to seniors and immune compromised folks, the distillery is open for bottle sales only. You can order online if you’re not in Ucluelet.

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Pemberton Distillery

Their shop is open for bottle sales only. Shop their organic spirits online anytime!

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Resurrection Spirits

The tasting room is closed to the public, but their products are available online.

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In the best interest of your safety and that of the Resurrection team, we’ve made the decision to close our doors until a time that we see best fit to operate given all the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Balancing how to care for our staff and the community around us has been a challenge for everyone in this industry, but we know that we’ve made the right choice in closing our doors for the time being. . In the meantime we hope you support us on the retail front and use some of our award winning products for all your at-home cocktail mixing. Tag us and send over some pictures of you enjoying some beverages, as we’re going to miss seeing everyone’s faces over the next few weeks. . Also, don’t forget to support local wherever you can, there are dozens of amazing distilleries in our beautiful province, along with some amazing breweries and world-class wineries. Consider the fact they’re much less set-up than the big-boys in the world of alcohol production/distribution and will certainly need any boost they can get, even if it’s just posting a picture online every little bit helps. . Until we see you again down on Franklin, remember to be kind to one another and we can’t wait to see what everyone accomplished during their self-isolation time. . Cheers, and stay safe out there

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Roots and Wings Distillery

They’re open for curbside pickup only. They sell individual products online, but you can purchase a membership to one of their Spirits Clubs and have their products shipped to you on a quarterly basis.

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Shelter Point Distillery

Shelter Point is open for online order pick up and bottle sales. They are offering 15% off online orders of two or more bottles.

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COVID-19 information. At Shelter Point, we believe in working together to help and support our local communities and businesses. In light of recent developments, we want to keep you, our customers, our families, and our community safe. We continue to be open for online orders and bottle sales at the distillery (call 778-420-2200 to let us know you are dropping by). We are also offering 15% off all online orders of two bottles or more. If you live between Union Bay and Campbell River, one of our handsome staff can also deliver to you for free. Please select ‘pick up at the distillery’ to take advantage of this service. To ensure the safety of our customers, we are temporarily postponing tours & tastings at the distillery until further notice. We continue to be open for business online and can be reached by email, telephone, mail and through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our wonderful spirits continue to be available at fine private liquor stores both locally and further afield. Buy local to help support local brewers, winemakers, distillers and farmers. Keep your spirits up! Laugh, smile and get creative with cocktails, whisky reviews or haikus… and then let us know all about it through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tag us! We love sharing your photos, stories and impressions. We will continue to keep our website and social media channels updated with the latest news. We also have some delicious new whiskies in the works for this spring and summer that we can’t wait to share. Warmest thanks for your continued support. Sincerely, Patrick Evans and the Shelter Point Family

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Sheringham Distillery

With the help of generous community bottle donations, Sheringham is making and distributing sanitizer to essential businesses and vulnerable groups. The distillery is currently closed to the public, but online orders are available.

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Sons of Vancouver

SOV is open for bottle sales and to distribute free sanitizer. Please bring your own clean bottles. If you’re not in the local area, you can shop their products online.

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Stillhead Distillery

Stillhead is still open for bottle sales only. They have made sanitizer for essential workers and plan to have sone available to the public soon. Online sales are also available.

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Taynton Bay Spirits

Free shipping over $149 from the online store. Sanitizer available at the distillery—please bring your own clean container.

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The Woods Spirit Co. 

They’re open for bottle sales only Tuesday-Saturday, or shop online anytime.

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True North Distilleries

True North is closed to the public at this time and making sanitizer for essential workers. Online sales are available.

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Tumbleweed Spirits

Their tasting room is currently closed to the public, but you can shop their spirits anytime in their web store.

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Victoria Caledonian Distillers

They’re currently open for bottle sales only. Call the distillery for free local delivery of their spirits and beer to the Peninsula, Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood areas. Shop online to have their products shipped everywhere else.

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Wayward Distillation House

Wayward has ramped up production of their hand sanitizer and spray and is distributing them free with frontline workers given priority. Spirits are available for order online.

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It sucks out there right now. In addition to social distancing and hand washing, sanitizing can really help to protect ourselves and vulnerable members of our community. Hoarding hurts everyone. To try and do a little good, Wayward has ramped up production of hand sanitizer and spray sanitizer and will start distributing them to people and organizations in need for free tomorrow. Priority will go to First Responders, medical staff and charitable organizations who are in need, followed by individuals and families that are unable to purchase sanitzer (see hoarding fucking sucks ⬆️) Hand Sanitizer is prebottled and (owing to shortages in Aloe Vera gel) in very limited quantities to start. Most of our initial production will go to first responders and organizations, with smaller bottles for individuals hopefully available by the weekend. Spray Sanitizer is in bulk and intended primarily for surfaces. Bring in your own spritzing container and we will fill it (upto 250ml for individuals, no limit for First Responders or health workers) We implore you to remember that you are part of your community in times like these. If you don’t need it, don’t stockpile it. Check in on your neighbours. Stay home if you feel sick and practice good hygiene. And please remember that social distancing doesn’t mean buy everything on Amazon. Without your support many of the local business that you love will not make it through this. Please reach out via DM or email if your organization could use some 🙂 #stopcovoid19 #fuckcovid19 #sanitizer #freesanitizer #comoxvalley #washyourhands #beeunruly

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Many private liquor stores, such as Coal Harbour Liquor Store, Legacy Liquor Store in Vancouver, and Cascadia Liquor Store in Victoria remain open at this time and offer delivery and pick up services.

Donnelly Group has also launched Quick Liquor, a delivery service with free same day delivery on orders over $25.

This list is ongoing. Please let us know what your favourite local distillery is doing to help keep you well supplied! #shoplocal

 

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