BC Distilled Tastings and Dinners take place in April 2022

It’s time to raise our glasses again after a two-year hiatus.

It’s time once again to raise our collective glasses to the best of BC-made spirits, as BC Distilled returns this spring after its two-year “pandemic hiatus.”

The festival will take place over several days in early April, culminating with the signature tasting, with two sessions, on April 9.

“We are delighted to be back after two years of absence. The event will be a little smaller, a little quieter, with several new distilleries and lots of new spirits to try,” said Alex Hamer, the festival’s founder. “BC Distilled brings together the great community of distillers and spirits enthusiasts in our province, and I know we are all looking forward to getting back together after this long break.

The first opportunity to get together at BC Distilled will be April 6 for a BC Whiskey Tasting, hosted by writer and Canadian whiskey expert Davin de Kergommeaux, and held at the Copperpenny Distillery in North Vancouver. Next, the popular Distillers Dinner returns to Vancouver’s famed Forage restaurant on April 8. Forage Executive Chef Welbert Choi will offer five samples of cocktails and spirits from BC distilleries, alongside five dishes based on the terroir. An optional pre-dinner cocktail will be held next door at Forage’s sister venue, BeSide, with a sixth distillery offering cocktails.

The main draw, however, is the tasting sessions. There will be two paid public tasting sessions on April 9; an afternoon option from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and an evening tasting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Both public BC Distilled tastings are held at the Croatian Cultural Center at 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver.

In addition to some beloved returning participants, the 2022 BC Distilled event will feature newbies.

Distilleries and exhibitors participating in BC Distilled 2022:

  • Alchemist Distiller
  • Ampersands Distilling Company
  • Tailor-made spirits house
  • Bruinwood Estate Distillery
  • Callister craft soda
  • Distilling Copperpenny
  • DEVINE Distillery
  • Fernie Distillers
  • Prohibited Spirits Distillation Society
  • native spirits of the world
  • Sumptuous Liquid
  • Lucid Spirits Distilling Co.
  • Mad Lab Distillation
  • Maple Leaf Spirits Inc.
  • Craft Distillery of Lost Spirits
  • Mixers and Elixirs
  • Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery
  • Montis distillation
  • Strange Society Spirits
  • One-footed crow
  • resurrection spirits
  • Shelter Point Distillery
  • Sons of Vancouver Distillery
  • Stillhead Distillery Inc.
  • Dubh Glas Distillery
  • Spirits of Tumbleweed
  • Capricious Distillery
  • Wiseacre Farm Distillery

Ticket sales for BC Distilled open March 1, 2022.

Distilled BC 2022

When: April 6, 8 and 9, 2022

Or: Multiple locations in Vancouver and North Vancouver

Tickets: Buy online through BC Distilled

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