During our recent visit to the Okanagan, we were able to tour Okanagan Spirits, an award-winning distillery producing wonderful liqueurs, brandies, and other spirits. The newly-built location in Vernon, B.C. is a great facility not only for production, but also for guests to visit, tour, and taste their amazing products.
OKANAGAN SPIRITS CRAFT DISTILLERY
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this distillery was founded by my high-school vice-principal, Tony Dyck! Way to go Mr. Dyck!
The tour was fascinating and the tasting bar was even more fun! Okanagan Spirits have crafted so many amazing fruit liqueurs, but my favourite purchase was the Blueberry Liqueur. We’ve experimented a bit at home and have enjoyed mixing this liqueur with either champagne or club soda. The result is a slightly sweet and refreshing drink that I like to call Blue Sky. I’ve also created an martini with this liqueur, mixing equal parts of Blueberry Liqueur with vodka and adding 2 parts of club soda.. also very tasty! Let’s call this one a Blueberry Bomb!
Check out their video to learn more about Okanagan Spirits. And if you are heading to the Okanagan Valley, be sure to put this place on your itinerary. They have a location in Vernon as well as Kelowna.