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