Written By Guest Writer Libations / Spirits / Vancouver Feb 12, 2016 British Columbia’s Spirited Revolution SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOn March 26th twenty-six local, craft distillers will gather at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver’s east end for the 3rd Annual BC Distilled festival.The number of local distilleries has exploded in recent years as changes to BC liquor laws have allowed small and medium sized distillers to set-up shop and sell their products directly from the distillery in on-site lounges and tasting rooms. Rules have also been relaxed to allow craft distillers to promote their spirits in bars and restaurants.As a reflection of this growth, BC Distilled was created to allow British Columbia craft distillers a place to come together, network and showcase their products to the public.Look for the return of popular Dubh Glas Distillery’s Noteworthy Gin, Wayward Distillation House’s Unruly Vodka and Sons of Vancouver Distillery’s No. 82 Amaretto. There will be an on-site liquor store so you’ll be able to purchase your favourite bottles and new this year, Woods Spirit Co., BC’s newest distillery, and will be launching its first product, an amaro.In attendance from Vancouver Island will be Ampersand Distilling Co. (Duncan), deVine (Saanichton), Phillips Fermentorium (Victoria), Merridale Estate Cidery (Cobblehill), Sheringham Distillery (Shirley), Victoria Distillers (Sidney) and Wayward Distillation House (Courtenay).“This is your single best chance to try everything BC has to offer, and to meet the creative people who make these spirits,” says BC Distilled founder Alex Hamer.Small bites will be provided throughout the evening, courtesy of chefs from Blacktail, Boulevard, Cascade Room, Edible Canada, Forage, The Union and Westin Bayshore.New this year is a pre-festival event. At the Westin Bayshore on March 25 the first-of-its-kind preview of BC cask-strength ‘almost whiskies’ will makes it debut. Over half the distilleries in the province have made or are in the process of aging spirit which will start to come to market after they pass their legal three-year mark in the barrel, after which they can be legally called whiskies. For this sneak-peek tasting, eight local distillers will have their un-aged ‘whiskies’ available for tasting.Proceeds from the festival go to support the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS).Don’t miss this exciting event. Tickets are on sale now are expected to sell out.For tickets and more information visit bcdistilled.ca/tickets*Watch for EAT writer Lisa Haley’s post-event report on the EAT website. PARTICPATING DISTILLERIESAmpersand DistillingArbutus DistilleriesDeep Cove Brewers and Distillersde Vine Wines & SpiritsDragon Mist DistilleryDubh Glas DistilleryFermentorium Distilling CoGillespie’s Fine SpiritsGoodridge & Williams DistillersLegend DistillingLong Table DistilleryMaple Leaf SpiritsMerridale Estate CiderOdd Society SpiritsOkanagan Crush PadOkanagan SpiritsOld Order DistillingPemberton DistillerySheringham DistillerySons of VancouverThe Liberty DistilleryVictoria DistillersWayward Distillation HouseWoods Spirit Co.X Four VodkaYaletown Distilling SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Vancouver / Wine Events February 28, 2017 Canadian Bubble Takes the Stage at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Drink More Canadian Sparkling Wine! Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by bringing ... Read More Liquid Assets February 22, 2017 Domaine des Amphores Les Iris Syrah 2015 Domaine des Amphores Les Iris Syrah 2015, France, $21.50 Ninety-nine point nine percent of wine drinkers don’t care whether their wine says ... Read More Comments are closed.