Spirit of the Valley: Inside Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

A group of people standing in front of distillation equipment at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery.

Discover the Depths of Distillation at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Some of the best things in life take time and craft to reach gentle perfection, and this holds true for the artisanal delights created at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. As the oldest craft distillery in Western Canada, Okanagan Spirits is a leader of beverage innovation in Kelowna, British Columbia. With a passion for elevating the art of distilling, they transform local grains and fruits into a medley of award-winning whiskies, vodkas, gins, liqueurs, and even Absinthe.

The Quality

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery offers not just spirits, but a uniquely Okanagan experience. The distillery is a part of the Okanagan Valley's rich agricultural heritage, known for its high-quality fruits and grains. Every spirit is proof of the hard work, passion, and dedication of local farmers, vignerons, and distillers. The farm-to-flask philosophy that permeates every stage of their production process ensures authenticity and premium quality in every sip.

Mastering the Art of Absinthe

A noteworthy feat in their distilling repertoire is the crafting of fine Absinthe. Many shy away from the complexities in creating this spirit, but not Okanagan Spirits! In fact, they were the first North American distillery in almost 100 years to commercially distill genuine Absinthe. A sip of their Taboo Absinthe offers a journey into the rich cultural history and tradition embedded within this notoriously enigmatic spirit.

In House Barrel Aging

Their in-house barrel aging displays their dedication to quality and craftmanship. It offers an explorative journey into the world of whisky, where patience pays off with rich, intricate flavours. Okanagan Spirits' Laird of Fintry Single Malt Whisky is much coveted amongst whisky enthusiasts, being a limited annual release and each year presenting a different taste profile from the intricacies of barrel aging.

The Spirit of Sustainability

Okanagan Spirits is just as committed to sustainability as they are to quality. They use 100% locally sourced grains and fruit, easing their environmental impact by cutting down on carbon emissions from transportation. Their efforts don't stop there, as they also recycle the spent grains and fruit pomace as feed for local livestock.

A Glimpse Inside

Offering distillery tours, Okanagan Spirits provides an inviting and educational glimpse inside the spirit-making process. From grain to glass, visitors can gain in-depth insights into the intricate steps of distillation and the nuances behind each product they craft.

In the breathtaking Okanagan Valley, lies a story of craftsmanship, quality and a passion for spirits which has made Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery a revered local trademark. A sip of Okanagan is more than just a taste of fine spirits – its a taste of the region itself.