Chris, the talented distiller, was weighed down with eight World Spirits Awards medals as Okanagan Spirits received five Gold, one Silver and two Bronze with the pièce de résistance being the repeat Gold medal awarding of their exclusive Laird Of Fintry Single Malt!
“As a craft distillery that specializes in producing 100% BC spirits, we are proud to keep proving our quality on a global scale and continue to showcase what BC and Canada is capable of in the world of craft distilling!” says CEO, Tyler, from the awards held at the famous Asbach Distillery in Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.
The Laird of Fintry is released annually through a lottery system due to its small batch quantity and high demand. It most recently made headlines when it was sampled by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, during his visit to Kelowna and proudly holds the title of being the first Canadian Whisky to receive a Gold medal at the World Spirits Awards (2015).
Along with the Laird of Fintry Single Malt Whisky (92.3pts), Gold winners included Taboo Absinthe (90pts), Aquavit (91pts), Blackcurrant Liqueur (92pts) and Haskap Liqueur (93.7pts). Silver was awarded to newest liqueur member Rhubarb (87pts) and Bronze to the Family Reserve Vodka and Gin de Mononcle, a Gin created with renowned chef Martin Picard last summer.
So what is next for Okanagan Spirits?
BRBN Bourbon-Style Corn whisky will be making a return on the 30th and 31st of March through a special Prohibition-themed dinner in Kelowna and speakeasy party in Vernon where guests can purchase it before its release to the public on April 1st.