Urban Distillery and Winery
British Columbia is booming with distilleries and breweries. From craft to larger productions, there is certainly no shortage of delicious drinks! Urban Distillery and Winery is a fun distillery and winery located just outside downtown Kelowna. The distillery offers unique line of Spirit Bear Spirits and the adorable spirit bear.
Urban Distillery and Winery is the oldest and largest craft whisky distillery in BC! Their spirits are distilled in German-made copper stills using local grains, produce, and glacier water, creating a farm to glass product. Founder Mike Urban brought his distilling passion to Kelowna in 2009, and began operation in early 2011. Urban Distillery have been operating in their beautiful warehouse ever since!
For a modest fee, you can book a tour of the facility to learn more about the behind the scenes work that takes places at Urban Distillery and Winery, enjoy a tasting, and receive some goodies to take home. If you aren’t intersted in a tour, you can visit the distillery and enjoy a tasting flight of their spirits, or a handcrafted cocktail. All tasting proceeds (and partial bottle sales) are donated to the ‘Save a Spirit Bear Initiative’, as these bears, BC’s national animal, are endangered, with only 400 remaining in the wild!
Their range of spirits includes vodka, gin, a bourbon-style whiskey, and a range of delicious fruit liqueurs.
Visit their official website to help plan your visit!