April 16, 2018

IMBIBE | BC Distilled Festival x Croatian Cultural Centre

BC Distilled Tasting Festival 2018 | Croatian Cultural Centre, East Vancouver

Kensington–Cedar Cottage—(April 14, 2018) Vancouver's fifth annual BC Distilled, Canada's premier artisanal spirits tasting festival, took place over the weekend in its second year at the Croatian Cultural Centre in an even bigger, more expanded state showcasing forty local craft distilleries including a dozen new ones.

BC Distilled Tasting Festival 2018 | Croatian Cultural Centre, East Vancouver
Salt Spring Shine moonshine
Guests were treated to a larger variety of samples beyond craft gin and vodka offerings to barrel-aged whiskies and even moonshine with over 150 products featured across two tastings.

Partial proceeds benefited Burnaby non-profit Pacific Assistance Dogs Society with dogs roaming around the venue for petting.

Ahead of the main tasting festival, Chef Chris Whittaker hosted a special anticipatory reception and Distillers Dinner at his Timber and Forage restaurants last week.

BC Distilled Tasting Festival 2018 | Croatian Cultural Centre, East Vancouver
Chili vodka from Sons of Vancouver Distillery
Whittaker and the SOV cocktail-makers produced some truly delicious and libatious results perfectly pairing local Pacific Northwest fare with carefully-made drinks made with their trademark spirits.

BC Distilled Tasting Festival 2018 | Croatian Cultural Centre, East Vancouver

The Saturday night indoor tasting has cemented itself as a nice springtime celebration heading into warmer weather and the thick of patio season.

BC Distilled Tasting Festival 2018 | Croatian Cultural Centre, East Vancouver
Nocino! Italian-style green walnut liqueur
If nothing else, the festival is always a spirited assembly of our finest distillers all in one convenient location for easy sampling.

Every year, BC Distilled further proves the quality and creativity of British Columbia's craft distilleries even as they still continue to grow, evolve, and innovate with their selection of fine local spirits and liqueurs.


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