At local Liberty Distillery on Granville Island they wish to celebrate and pay homage to the old traditions, and their spirits are fermented and distilled onsite following exacting recipes. Each batch is meticulously controlled in each step from the fermentation of their selected grains to the triple distillation process in their handmade copper stills.
I sat on a bar stool chatting and watching Andrew Christie (Tasting Room Manager, Spirit Sales) as he made a couple of their holiday cocktail classics, both are currently available on their bar menu in their tasting lounge.
The Last Spike with Railspur No 3 bourbon barrel aged barley spirit, lemon juice, Canadian maple syrup, cinnamon tincture topped with fever tree ginger ale.
The Mascot cocktail made with the Endeavour Old Tom Gin, cloudy apple juice, black currant cordial syrup, garnished with macerated cranberry and Leon zest with a cinnamon stir stick.
Liberty Distillery is one of Vancouver’s true craft, premium spirits distillery made from 100% BC organic grain. Featuring their Vodka, Gin and Whiskey.
You can join in for Cocktail service after 11am seven days a week in their tasting lounge located at The Liberty Distillery on Granville Island at 1494 Old Bridge Road.
By: Richard Wolak