B.C. summer distillery guide

Taste these locally-distilled spirits and explore distilleries around the province this summer.

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Maple Leaf Spirits

Cherry Liqueur

25% ABV, $39 (375 ml)

Visit our family-owned craft distillery tasting room in Penticton on the beautiful Naramata Bench. Get to know our locally inspired liqueurs, spirits, Genie Gin, and Lady of the Cask. Our Cherry Liqueur got the Best in Class award at the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition 2024. South Okanagan sun-ripened cherries, distilled, and infused with Sour Cherries. Your easy summer treat for desserts or cocktails. Available at mapleleafspirits.ca.

DEVINE Distillery

Glen Saanich Single Malt Whisky

45% ABV, $82 (750 ml)

Good honest spirits made by hand and crafted from the heart. Locally made and sustainably produced from grain to glass. Experience our terroir-focused small batch single malt whisky produced using 100% Saanich Peninsula grown and malted barley.

2024 World Whisky Awards – Best Canadian Small Batch Single Malt

2024 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition – Gold w/Distinction, Merit in Terroir

Shop all our award-winning whiskies at DEVINEDistillery.com


Macaloney’s Island Distillery

St. Mallie: Portuguese Re-charred Red Wine Barrique

46% ABV, $105 (750 ml)

Natural Colour & Non-Chill Filtered

Winner of The Best Canadian Single Malt, the creamy and full bodied St. Mallie is truly a special creation for any whisky connoisseur to savour . With notes of red berries, dried fruits and honey, this wonderfully complex bottle is a whisky lover’s dream.

With free shipping on any purchase of two or more bottles, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to one of our most loved award winners. Available in store and online at macaloneydistillers.com


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Macaloney’s Island Distillery

Brewery and distillery tours

Looking for an unforgettable experience this summer? Our five star rated tours are the perfect way to treat your friends and family!

For 45 minutes we’ll take you on a journey that flows through the entire facility, showcasing the inner workings of just how a brewery and distillery really operates, and of course let you sample a few wee drams of whisky and three selections of our finest craft beers.

To book your space visit us at macaloneydistillers.com/tours

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Copper Spirit Distillery

Canadian Rye Whisky

43% ABV, $93 (750 ml)

This fresh take on Canadian Rye Whisky is full bodied and beautifully lingers with notes of dried apricot and cinnamon caramel. Made on Bowen Island and aged in a single Hungarian oak barrel, this 100% pure organic BC rye whisky is sure to be a coveted bottle for any whisky collector. A perfect gift, if you’re aiming to impress.

Available at our distillery, select private liquor stores, and at copperspirit.ca

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Driftwood Spirits

Contact Gin

40% ABV, 750ml

Contact Gin is a citrus forward gin that is perfect for those looking to elevate their spirit. Crafted with a careful balance of botanicals including grapefruit peel, iris root, beeswax, and orange, Contact Gin offers a unique flavour that is bright, refreshing, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you enjoy it in a classic gin and soda, a citrus forward cocktail, or simply over ice, Contact is sure to leave a lasting impression. Available at driftwoodspirits.ca

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Roots and Wings Distillery

Discover a world of exquisite spirits

Immerse yourself in the art of craft distilling and savor the unique flavors of our premium products. Visit our Langley distillery for an unforgettable experience that will tantalize your taste buds and captivate your senses. Don’t miss out on our exciting events—check out our website’s events page for the latest updates and join us for a celebration of exceptional spirits. rootsandwingsdistillery.ca/events

Raincity Distillery

Ginseng Rye Old Fashioned

36% ABV, $33 (375 ml) , $52 (750 ml)

At the heart of this cocktail lies our carefully crafted rye, aged in oak barrels to develop its rich character, resulting in a fine balance between the bitter undertones of ginseng and the indulgent notes of caramel and vanilla.

To enhance the complexity of our Old Fashioned-inspired cocktail, we incorporate our house-made bitters and a touch of Canadian maple syrup.

Serve on the rocks with a twist of orange and indulge in this ready-to-enjoy cocktail that captures the spirit of the classic Old Fashioned.

Available at raincitydistillery.ca

Squirrel Friendz

Inclusive Vodka

40% ABV, from $33 (750 ml)

Celebrate diversity this summer with Squirrel Friendz! Our corn based, triple distilled vodka contains all natural flavours and is a great addition to any bar! Being Canada’s only 2SLGBTQ+ owned spirits brand means when you support us, you are supporting local organizations that we donate a portion of our sales to. Our Inclusive Vodka is also a Silver medal winner at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Join our mission to bring more inclusivity and to support local 2SLGBTQ+ organizations. Find out more at squirrelfriendz.com.


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Merridale Cidery and Distillery

Cowichan Aura Gin

40% ABV, $32.10 (375 ml), $46.10 (750ml)

Merridale’s Cowichan Aura Gin is a gorgeous handcrafted and mystical gin for those who value beauty and adventure. With a balance of juniper and floral notes, the awe-inspiring violet colour is produced from a combination of lavender, hibiscus and Thai butterfly flowers and transforms from deep violet to beautiful pink as the PH changes. Aura Gin is sure to impress on any occasion. Available at merridale.ca.

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Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Whisky is what we do

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is Western Canada’s original craft distillery, dating back to 2004. The distillery sprung from the idea of using 100% locally grown fruits and grains to make premium, world-class spirits just a tractor ride away from the orchards and fields where the base ingredients were grown. Open daily in Vernon and Kelowna for tours, tastings and cocktail lounges. okanaganspirits.com

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