Celebratory Spirits: Limited Edition Releases from Kelowna's Distilleries

a bunch of copper pots sitting on top of a table next to a wall with pipes and a light on top of it at Wiseacre Farm Distillery in Kelowna
Wiseacre Farm Distillery

Kelowna's distilleries mix innovation and craftsmanship to create limited edition and seasonal spirits that aren't just beverages; they're stories bottled up, waiting to be shared.

Okanagan Spirits

As a trailblazer in Western Canada's craft distilling, Okanagan Spirits is a place for spirit enthusiasts. Renowned for using 100% locally sourced ingredients, their spirits are a liquid homage to the region's bounty. The distillery boasts a collection of limited edition whiskies that are as rare as they are refined. The Laird of Fintry single malt, a standout in their portfolio, is an embodiment of patience and perfection. Visitors are invited to explore the distillery through guided tours, offering an immersive experience into the craft of spirit making.

Their BC Rye Whiskey, another jewel, is rich in complexity and character. The distillery also hosts an array of tasting experiences that are both enlightening and engaging, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking to understand the depth of Canadian craft spirits.

Forbidden Spirits

This distillery is renowned for its apple-based spirits, a unique venture in the region. Their flagship product, Rebel Vodka, is crisp and clean, with an unmistakable apple undertone. This spirit is a demonstration of Forbidden Spirits' innovation and commitment to using local produce. This unique spirit is 25-distilled, whereas your average spirit is only 2 or 3 times distilled.

Visitors to the distillery are treated to a personal and intimate tour, offering a glimpse into their small-scale, yet highly innovative spirit-making process. The distillery's atmosphere is as inviting as its spirits, making it a compelling stop for those on the hunt for something distinctively Kelowna.

Indigenous World Spirits

Indigenous World Spirits offers more than just spirits; it's an immersive cultural experience. This distillery seamlessly blends traditional indigenous knowledge with contemporary distillation techniques.

Visiting the distillery is a journey through history and culture. The tours are richly informative, offering insights into indigenous traditions and their connection to the land and spirit production. Each sip at Indigenous World Spirits is a celebration of heritage and innovation.

Urban Distilleries + Winery

Urban Distilleries stands as one of British Columbia's oldest craft distilleries, boasting a diverse range of hand-crafted spirits. From smooth vodkas to complex gins and rich whiskeys, each spirit exemplifies their artisanal approach. Their winery adds another dimension to their portfolio, offering an array of wines that are as meticulously crafted as their spirits.

The distillery's ambiance combines urban sophistication with the warmth of traditional craft, making it a unique destination for spirit aficionados and casual explorers alike.

The Dubh Glas Distillery

The Dubh Glas Distillery, though a bit south of Kelowna in Oliver, is an example of meticulous craftsmanship. Known for its single malt whisky, gin, and vodka, each spirit is a labour of love. Their passion for the craft is evident in every bottle, making it a noteworthy destination for those seeking spirits made with precision and care.

The distillery's focus on detail is not just in the spirits but also in the experience they offer. Visiting Dubh Glas is a lesson in the art of distillation, a must for anyone who appreciates the finer details in spirit production.


Kelowna's distilleries are centres of innovation, tradition, and community, each telling a unique story through their limited edition releases. From the traditional craftsmanship at Okanagan Spirits to the innovative approaches of Forbidden Spirits, and the cultural richness of Indigenous World Spirits, these distilleries offer a spectrum of experiences that are as diverse as the spirits themselves. So, raise a glass to the celebratory spirits of Kelowna – where every sip tells a story.