Penticton’s Old Order Distilling Co. earned a gold in the Vodka category for its Heritage Vodka in the first ever Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition. (CASA)

Penticton, Oliver distillery’s in high spirits after winning awards

Penticton and Oliver distillery’s earn golds at first Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition

  • Feb. 9, 2018 1:30 a.m.

It was silver and gold for a Penticton distillery in the first ever Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Old Order Distilling Co. earned a gold in the Vodka category for its Heritage Vodka and earned an impressive silver in the Young Whisky (aged under three years) category for the Okanagan Highland Whisky.

RELATED: From Summerland orchard to craft distillery

Also earning top honours in the competition was The Dubh Glas Distillery in Oliver. The Dubh Glas Distillery earned gold in the Gin category for its Noteworthy Gin.

RELATED: Okanagan Taste: Cool drinks for hot days

Each spirit underwent a blind taste test with a panel of eight judges awarding points for nose, palate, balance and finish.

The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition was organized by the same group that successful built BC Distilled, Canada’s largest artisan spirit festival .

Just Posted

Penticton Vees lose a squeaker in Salmon Arm

The Penticton Vees got off to a rousing start but in the end fell 4-3 to Salmon Arm

Penticton bartender recognized in national cocktail book

Four bartenders from Kelowna and one from Penticton are recognzied in Great Northern Coocktails

Penticton woman pushing for change around preventable medical errors takes fight to province

Teri McGrath and senior’s centre members presented 150-plus signature petition to local MLA

Penticton WorkBC all-access centre officially opens

Human component an important part of the all-access WorkBC Centre officially opened Wednesday

Fortify Conference returns to Penticton Nov. 19

The conference is for anyone in the brewing, distilling or fermenting industry

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Adoption centre closes despite effort to save it; B.C. left with two agencies

Choices Adoption and Pregnancy Counselling in Victoria was set to close in April

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to meet with Trudeau today to discuss throne speech

Top ask will be for Liberal support for the immediate creation of a national universal pharmacare program

B.C. set to announce changes around youth vaping, regulations

Move will involved education, tightening access, working with partners and pressuring the federal government

Yelling at your dog might hurt its long-term mental health: study

Researchers find dogs trained using negative reinforcement are more ‘pessimistic’

Vancouver Island soap company releases Lucky Lager beer soap

Beer-infused olive oil soap comes out just in time for holiday shopping

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Most Read