B.C. Spirits Gift Guide: 2021 Edition

Start your festive shopping now.

Photo courtesy of Okanagan Spirits

In a holiday season with some international supply-chain blips, shop local—and shop soon!—for B.C. small-batch spirts holiday gifts. Limited-edition and seasonal items sell out fast, so if you happen to miss out this season, get on e-newsletter lists or follow distilleries on social media to watch for the next drop, and be very nice (not naughty) until next year. Many items from last holiday season are bound to be available again, so check out last year’s guide, too.

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Hot Buttered Honey Shine

Hot Buttered Honey Shine. Photo courtesy of Naramata Inn

This cocktail created by Naramata Inn bar manager Laura Landrie captures the taste, smell, and warmth of the holidays all in one glass. It’s a festive update on traditional hot buttered rum, with DEVINE Distillery’s Honey Shine Amber, made from B.C. honey, replacing the rum.

• 1 oz Devine Distillery Honey Shine Amber

• 0.5 oz honey syrup (see note below)

• 1 Tbsp Spiced Butter Mix (see recipe below)

• 2 dashes cardamom bitters

• 3 to 4 oz hot water

• Garnish: cinnamon stick

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