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South Okanagan Distilleries

The South Okanagan – well known for countless wineries and blooming craft beer culture, is also home to some of the top artisanal distilleries in the province. From botanical Gins to barrel-aged Whiskeys, the distilleries of the South Okanagan offer an array of sippable spirits for you to enjoy.

Taste Moonshines made from locally sourced fruits at Tumbleweed Spirits in Osoyoos. Try the Noteworthy Gin from the Dubh Glas Distillery in Oliver, or fine fruit Brandies from Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton.

Sip hand crafted cocktails at Penticton’s Old Order Distilling or Naramata’s Legend Distilling. In Summerland, guests can visit the Alchemist Distiller to try spirits – like Absinthe and Apple Liqueur – made from Okanagan apples.

But, this is just a taste of the many distilleries you can visit while you’re here.

Whether you’re a spirit aficionado or a cocktail enthusiast, you can’t miss these 7 South Okanagan Distilleries. Plan your trip to the South Okanagan and be sure to sip responsibly when you visit!

Before visiting, we recommend that you check directly with the businesses you are hoping to visit to get the latest on-the-ground information. Some businesses are seasonal, and some may have experienced closures due to COVID-19.

Alchemist Distiller

Originally from France, Sandrine, Simon and little Zoe have started a micro distillery in Summerland, BC in 2018.

They designed their Still with a very unique style which allows them to extract the finest essences and produces very clean and flavourful spirits.

All the products are made in small batches from local Okanagan apples and other natural ingredients.

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Legends Distilling

Producing premium craft spirits like Gin, Vodka, Liqueurs and Whisky inspired by the legends of the Okanagan, made in small batches with the finest local beautiful Naramata, BC. Visit our tasting bar, kitchen and cocktail lounge open year round or find our products at many fine private liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout BC and Alberta.

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Maple Leaf Spirits

Pioneers in Craft Distilling in Penticton, BC since 2005, Jörg and Anette Engel are proud to offer award winning spirits, fruit brandies and liqueurs, handcrafted from Okanagan grown fruit, grapes and wine. Numerous awards have been won at Sip Northwest Spirits Competition and Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition.

Master distiller Jörg crafts fine spirits following European traditions like Kirsch, Grappa, Pear Williams. Guests taste a fine V.S.O.P. brandy, the “Lady of the Cask”, reminiscent of Cognac. Several fruit liqueurs celebrate fresh sun ripened Okanagan fruit, and are great as a lovely sweet treat or to enhance your dessert or cocktail. All products are gluten free, suitable in vegan diet and free of sulphur. The Engel family invites you to visit their tasting room and to enjoy the view overlooking the Naramata Bench. Maple Leaf Spirits is located on the Naramata Bench.

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Old Order Distilling

Farming and distilling are not just jobs, for us, it’s a way of life! Our family has been toiling with soils and crops for over 7 consecutive generations from 1790 in Europe to Three Hills – Alberta since 1942 and now in Summerland, BC since 1973.
Our venture back into distilling is a direct result of the government opening the doors for the use of 100% BC grains and fruits from farms just like ours. This is our rare opportunity to take back distilling, if only just a little bit, from the foreign owned distilleries in Canada and give back to BC farmers…

Join us in the craft revaluation and support local spirits and make it your way of life!

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The Dubh Glas Distillery

Dubh Glas (dugh-luhs) in Gaelic means “from the dark water” and is reflective of the source water used in the making of our feature spirits. A well on the property is where we source our pure ‘dark’ water, which is fed by an underground aquifer. That source water from the ‘dark depths’ has been filtered through the Okanagan Valley, free of pollutants and surface contamination.  It is also reflective of Grant Stevely, the artisan distiller, who has shared the name in his family for generations.

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Tumbleweed Spirits Craft Distillery

Vodka, Gin, and moonshine – locally made and generously poured in Osoyoos, BC. We make vodka the way vodka should taste, gin that reinvigorates the gin-sipping experience and moonshine that could, just speaking frankly, knock your socks off. We’ll be pouring vodka, gin, fireweed, maple moonshine, apple pie moonshine, rock creek rye, and special limited seasonal releases.

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