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Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Review - Drink Eat Ride
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is a family owned and operated distillery. They offer free tours and have a tasting bar so you can sample their product.
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Front door, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Review

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

 

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is a family owned and operated craft distillery. They have two locations in the Okanagan Valley: a smaller one in Kelowna and a larger one in Vernon. We highly recommend the Vernon location, they have a huge German distill there which is just magnificent!

 

Both are open to the public for a free tour of the distillery and education on the production line. Followed by a stop at the tasting bar for $5 you get 3 samples, waived on purchase.

 

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada - Tour review of the Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

 

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The Distills, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

One of the 3 stills at the Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, this one is the big copper pot all the way from Germany! Isn’t she a piece of work…

 

We went on a Saturday afternoon with two friends to check it out. They had just started a tour which meant we had about a 15 minute wait which is reasonable. We had the option to grab a cocktail at the tasting bar and sit down in the patio while we waited. However we got too distracted looking around and catching up with our friends that it slipped our mind.

 

Spirit selection, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

 

When our tour commenced it was only a small group so we had the tour guide all to ourselves and were able to take some gorgeous photos. The thing that really impressed us about this distillery is that they really pride themselves on using 100% locally grown and sourced base ingredients. It really showed in the tour the amount of love and effort they put into each batch, even the production worker stopped what he was doing to answer a question for John.

 

Workshop, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Tasting time

After doing the tour and hearing about the distilling process we headed over to the tasting bar.

 

Renee loves her scotch and soda water so was keen to give that a go, however they are currently sold out. They do have some aging in barrels though so hopefully next visit.

 

Display, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

 

Renee’s tastings: Family Reserve Gin, Blueberry Liquor & Aquavit (Scandinavian spirit)

John’s tastings: Essential Vodka, Prune Liquor, Brbn Corn Whiskey

 

Renee’s pick: Blueberry liquor – you can really taste the blueberries without the spirit being overly sweet it was fresh and delectable on the palate.

John’s pick: Prune liquor – was rather sweet but delicious for sipping. It reminded John of sipping port hence you wouldn’t want to drink a large portion in one sitting.

 

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Until next time…

John & Renee

 

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John & Renee Patroni
2 Comments
  • Wow! This seems like an awesome experience which I would love to have soon. How long does this tour take?

    October 24, 2017 at 9:12 pm

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