Behind the Label: The doctor is in at Naramata’s Legend Distilling

Doug and Dawn Lennie offer delicious spirits in the middle of wine country

While not everyone is a wine or beer drinker, most adults can name at least one cocktail they prefer to order on an evening out.

Doug and Dawn Lennie, owner/operators of Legend Distilling in Naramata, say they often see seasonal trends when it comes to favourites at their distillery. For this month’s Behind the Label, the Lennies discuss operating a distillery in wine country and what makes their business special.

The husband and wife power couple opened the distillery five years ago in what used to be Naramata’s doctors’ office. This fun fact, along with other myths and legends about the Naramata area, is something they like to highlight with their brand and the reason behind the name “Legend Distilling.”

You can find their brand in liquor stores around the province and in Alberta – as well as liquor and food sales within the distillery. The pair admit it was not an easy process to get their business up and runnning, stating that neither had previous experience with distilling.

Legend Distilling now boasts a good selection of whiskey, gin and vodka, and Doug said they are always trying to improve recipes and processes. In addition, they typically release new varieties each season to vary their menu and include local ingredients such as fresh fruit.

The distillery recently opened its spacious patio and is gearing up for a busy summer full of great food, live music and, of course, some delicious cocktails.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
JordynThomson 
Send Jordyn Thomson an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: Managing wildfires

Wildfires have the potential to cause significant damage within our province

Peach Fest celebrates royalty with cruise

The Peach Fest Queen and Royalty made an unannounced cruise down Penticton’s Main Street

Okanagan, Creston cherry and apple farms in need of workers

The worker shortage is due to the COVID-19 restrictions on international travel

‘It’s just my job’: Off-duty Peachland paramedic saves choking girl downtown Penticton

Family vacationing in Penticton assisted by off-duty paramedic, who helps save 13-year-old

Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released

The first night of the festival on Aug. 14 will be stacked with favourites from previous years

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Tech mogul growing North Okanagan’s wine industry

The founder of online dating site Plenty of Fish is developing 900 acres in Vernon

Fentanyl-laced powder being sold as cocaine in Kamloops

Interior Health has released a warning about very strong fentanyl in Kamloops

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

North Okanagan ranch needs support to stay afloat

Founded in 1867, a fundraiser has been launched for the Historic O’Keefe Ranch

Video: Enraged man terrifies staff and customers at Shuswap restaurant

Video on Facebook shows the man hurling profanity at workers during the dinner rush on Aug. 7.

Pup stolen from Vernon temporary shelter reunited with owner

Nicola Sanders says her son’s puppy was ‘overjoyed’ to see her owner again

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Most Read