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 Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.