|Delicious canapés from Juniper, Timber, Two Rivers, Cascade Room and Lucky’s Doughnuts, as well as chocolate from Koko Monk, and drinks from Walter Caesar, Modern Mixers & Elixirs, Philips Soda, Cahoots Syrups and Rootside Provisions round out the night’s offerings. Those attending the trade and media events will be treated to nibbles from Oyama Sausage, Benton Brothers Fine Cheese and A Bread Affair.
The evening includes a charity auction in support of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society(PADS), which breeds, raises, trains and supports certified assistance dogs for people living with disabilities and for community care professionals. Some of the festival’s proceeds will also support PADS.
Legacy BC Spirits Showcases
1633 Manitoba Street, Vancouver
Each tasting will be presented by an expert who will lead the attendees through the various spirits. In addition to the line-up, each tasting will present a spirit that is different from subject of the tasting to give attendees some exposure to something new. Tickets for the following events can be purchased here: bcdistilled.ca/tickets.
BC Gins Showcase: April 3 at 7 pm
A flight of six BC gins will be presented. The gins will represent different styles and regions from around BC. Our bonus spirit pairs well with gin. $34.99.
BC Whiskies Showcase: April 4 at 7 pm
BC whiskies are slowly starting to emerge on the market. We’ll present six samples to give attendees a rare peek into what’s being produced across the province. We’ll also taste a rare barrel-aged treat from an Okanagan distillery. $44.99.
BC Barrel-Aged Gins Showcase: April 5 at 7 pm
Barrel-aged gins offer fans a whole new way to enjoy this spirit, which is often surprisingly different from their un-aged versions. In addition to a selection of these tasty spirits, our presenter will be bringing something completely different to round out the evening. $34.99.
Distillers Dinner @ Forage
1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
April 7 at 6 pm
The Distillers Dinner will pair six innovative courses from the restaurant’s outstanding Executive Chef and avid locavore Chris Whittaker with spirits from Odd Society, Sons of Vancouver, Okanagan Spirits, Wayward, Sheringham and Dubh Glas. $78.
Saturday, April 8
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Trade and Media Tasting: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Register at bcdistilled.ca/trade-access and bcdistilled.ca/media-access
Public Tasting: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Early bird tickets are $59.99 and can be purchased here: bcdistilled.ca/tickets