BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, is set to take place on April 8 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Celebrating the 4th annual festival, there will be regional, small batch, and local micro-distilleries and over 152 products for sampling! 34 distilleries based out of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and West Coast, the Okanagan, Kootenays, and the Interior. Distilleries includes Ampersand Distilling Co, Bohemian Spirits Lts, Long Table Distillery, Okanagan Crush Pad and much more!
For a complete guide of products available HERE.
Must Try Spirits: We’ve summarized some spirits to give you a sense of what’s new for this year:
- Maple Leaf Spirits Lady of the Cask 6yo VSOP Brandy
- Okanagan Spirits BRBN (‘bourbon’)
- Victoria Spirits Sidney Spiced Rum
- Merridale Cidery, Distillery, & Bistro Cowichan Cognac (10 yr)
- Liberty Distillery Trust Whisky
- De Vine Spirits Glen Saanich Whisky
Unfortunately for you, tonight’s Distillers Dinner is completely SOLD OUT at Forage Restaurant. Remember to buy early next year!
Don’t worry there will be plenty of canapes and delicious food served at BC Distilled’s Public Tasting (April 8, 6 to 9pm): Local favorites like
– Smoked Salmon Devilled Egg, shallots, chives, smoked paprika, dill
– Chicken Liver Pate, crusty bread, huckleberry chutney, crispy sage
Homer Street Cafe
– Bison & pistachio terrine, apple mostarda
– Beer cheese, pickled pepper, fresh herbs (vegetarian)
– Roasted cauliflower with a smoked onion and almond sauce on a fermented olive oil cracker (vegan)
– “Liquid Kiss” chocolates using Woods Spirit Co’s Amaro, organic sweet espresso with ginger and Amaro-based cookie dough
– Fat Washed Whisky Caramel Doughnut using Lohin McKinnon Whisky from Central City
– Moscow Mule Doughnut using Truth Vodka from Liberty
– Caesar Doughnut using Vodka from Sons of Vancouver
– Negroni Doughnut using Wallflower Gin and Bittersweet Vermouth from Odd Society
– Bacon, egg and potatoes; potato cracker, quail egg, stinging nettles, bacon vinaigrette
– Textures of beetroot; beetroot chips, dehydrated , smoked , roasted, crème fraiche.
Two Rivers’ Gin Sticks
– Pepperoni Sticks made with Two Rivers Natural Beef, Fraser Valley Pork, and the botanicals from Pemberton Distillery’s Schramm. Gin (juniper, cilantro, orange peel)
There will be plenty of puppies available for snuggling at the BC Distilled festival. We’re having a charity auction in support of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), which breeds, raises, trains and supports certified assistance dogs for people living with disabilities and for community care professionals. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will also support PADS.