Celebrating the Spirits at BC Distilled

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On April 18th I attended BC Distilled that featured over 23 distilleries from across British Columbia, it was mostly small-batch distilleries and many of them were new. Tasting was the operative word here and there were a few that not only caught my eye but my palate as well.

Sons of Vancouver

Sons of Vancouver

X-Four Chocolate Vodka from Von Albrecht Associates

X-Four Chocolate Vodka from Von Albrecht Associates

X-Four Chocolate Vodka Cocktail from Von Albrecht Associates

X-Four Chocolate Vodka Cocktail from Von Albrecht Associates

Hunter’s Vodka from Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers

Hunter’s Vodka from Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers

The standouts for me included the Amaretto liqueur from Sons of Vancouver (North Vancouver), the X-Four Chocolate Vodka from Von Albrecht Associates (Delta), and the Hunter’s Vodka from Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers (North Vancouver).

Dickie’s  Ginger

Dickie’s Ginger

For a non-alcohol beverage the Ginger Beer from Dickie’s  Ginger was a welcome refreshment.

Koko Monk

Koko Monk

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The room was filled with distilleries  accompanied by Koko Monk Chocolates and a selection of cheeses and crackers. Attendees tasted their way around the two rooms throughout the afternoon.

By: Richard Wolak