Aged to Perfection: Whiskey Distilleries of Kelowna

A bottle of Laird of Fintry Single Malt Whisky from Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery on a black surface with its reflection visible.
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery


A quiet revolution is brewing, one that marries tradition with innovation in the craft of whiskey making, in Kelowna's distilleries, each with its own distinctive flair. They are not just producing whiskey; they're crafting stories in every bottle, stories steeped in local heritage, ingenuity, and the pursuit of perfection.

Okanagan Spirits

Okanagan Spirits, a pioneer in Western Canada's craft distillery scene, embodies a farm-to-flask ethos. With a diverse selection of spirits, including Single Malt, BC Rye Whiskies, and more, the distillery commits to using locally sourced grains and fruits. Each spirit offers a taste that's as rich in flavour as it is in local character.

Forbidden Spirits

Forbidden Spirits, known for its apple-based spirits, showcases innovation with its state-of-the-art German copper still. The distillery produces spirits with a unique twist, utilizing apples grown in their orchards. Their offerings, including Wallace Hill Whisky, are a examples of purity and distinctiveness achieved through meticulous craft.

Urban Distilleries + Winery

As one of British Columbia's oldest craft distilleries, Urban Distilleries offers a range of spirits, including whiskey. Their expansion in West Kelowna signifies a commitment to increased production and variety, promising new and exciting flavours for whiskey enthusiasts.

The Dubh Glas Distillery

Grant Stevely, the ambitious owner of Dubh Glas Distillery, aims to produce the best single malt whiskey in Canada. His passion for whiskey making, inspired by the traditions of Scotland and the unique climate of the Okanagan, drives the distillery towards innovative maturation techniques and a focus on quality over quantity. This distillery is a short drive south to Oliver.


Kelowna's whiskey distilleries are more than just places where spirits are made; they are realms where the art of distillation meets the richness of local culture and history. Each distillery, with its unique approach and passion, contributes to the evolving story of whiskey in Kelowna. These distilleries are not just producing whiskey; they are bottling the spirit of innovation and tradition.