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BC Distilled gears up for Canada’s largest artisan and micro-distillery festival, April 14

The fifth annual BC Distilled Festival, the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries, takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Saturday, April 14.

Enthusiasts know BC Distilled as the chance to mix with friends old and new while mingling with the makers of the province’s best liquors, tasting a wide variety of the spirits they’re pouring. The opportunity to cuddle puppies from the Pacific Assistance Dog Society(PADS), the festival’s charity partner, is also unmissable.

Not everyone realizes, however, that there’s more to the whole affair than Saturday’s celebration.

“Like the BC distillery scene in general, our festival is booming,” says BC Distilled founder, Alex Hamer. “I’m happy to report that our Distillers’ Dinner at Forage on April 6 and our BC whisky master class at Legacy Liquor on April 10, both sold out in record time! But the good news is that there are still tickets available for Saturday’s main tasting event, which is going to be a spectacularly good time.”

Participating distilleries and exhibitors include

After Dark Distillery Ltd.
Ampersand Distilling Company
Bohemian Spirits Ltd
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Crow’s Nest Distillery
De Vine Wines & Spirits
Deep Cove Distillers
Dragon Mist Distillery
Fermentorium Distilling Co.
Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
Goodridge&Williams Distilling
Legend Distilling
Long Table Distillery
Lucid Spirits
Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.
Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery
Moon Distillery Ltd.
Odd Society Spirits
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
Barrelhouse Brine
Modern Mixers & Elixirs

Old Order Distilling Co.
Pacific Rim Distilling
Resurrection Spirits Inc.
Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery
Shelter Point Distillery
Sheringham Distillery
Sons of Vancouver Distillery
StillHead Distillery
Tailored Spirits
Taynton Bay Spirits
The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery
The Dubh Glas Distillery
The Liberty Distillery
The Woods Spirit Company
True North Distilleries
Tumbleweed Spirits
Victoria Caledonian Distillery
Victoria Distillers
Wayward Distillation House
Yaletown Distilling Company
Rootside Provisions
Walter Caesar

In addition to unlimited sampling of distilleries’ wares, guests of the evening tasting can enjoy canapés prepared from chefs of ForageJuniper Kitchen & BarWhiskey Six BBQand H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Samples from Benton Brothers Fine Cheese and A Bread Affairwill also be available during the afternoon Trade & Media Tasting. For those wishing to purchase additional bites before the doors open, Tacofino and Mom’s Grilled Cheese food trucks will be on site outside the main doors until 6:30pm.

Another crowd favourite is the Legacy Liquor Pop-up shop, which offers the largest selection of BC spirits anywhere for purchase, with close to 200 products.

Trade Tasting Tickets Available: Qualified employees who work in the bar & restaurant, private liquor store, and distribution industries can apply to attend the afternoon Trade Tasting.

BC Distilled
Saturday, April 14

Trade & Media Tasting: 2 – 4:30pm
Public Tasting: 6 – 9pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Visit bcdistilled.ca/tickets to purchase tickets for $69.99 per person.

BC Distilled is grateful for the support of its sponsors, South Peace GrainLegacy Liquor Store and The Alchemist


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