Vancouver’s first micro-distillery, Long Table Distillery, is a family owned and operated business with a strong passion for creating West Coast-inspired gins, vodkas, and a changing variety of seasonal spirits. Each bottle of spirits is handcrafted in small batches, distilled from Long Table’s 300-liter copper pot still. Every small batch Long Table distills tells a story through its subtle taste characteristics derived from a selection of unique botanicals, 100% Canadian sourced base inputs, traditional distilling practices, and skillfully crafted proprietary recipes. The organic and natural ingredients they use in their spirits are carefully chosen for freshness, often obtained locally or from globally sourced, fairly traded growers. Even the water they use is from BC’s pristine Coast Mountain Range. Guests can purchase spirits along with a wide range of cocktail-related items, bitters, and Long Table branded items from the retail store and tasting room at the distillery. Every Friday evening, Long Table serves up gin and tonics, as well as cocktails, with one of Vancouver’s top food trucks right out front. They also serve craft cocktails on Saturdays in the distillery’s Cocktail Laboratory, also with one of the city’s famous food trucks outside.
Long Table Distillery, 1451 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8, Canada, +1 604 266 0177
Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s Port District, Odd Society Spirits is dedicated to combining Old World distilling traditions with New World ingredients and ingenuity to create a family of spirits that entice and intrigue, including whiskey, vodka, and gin. Founder and Distiller Gordon Glanz holds an MSc in brewing and distilling from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he experimented with distilling whiskey using raw grains and commercial enzymes before studying under the masters at Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Now back in his hometown, Gordon is applying his penchant for experimentation and knowledge of tradition within the Odd Society, which he operates alongside his wife and partner, Miriam Karp, as well as his good friend Joshua Beach. Odd Society’s name comes from an interest in using their spirits and distillery as a way of bringing together a diverse collection of creative and unique people, embracing change, and celebrating individual and collective oddities. The tasting room offers an impressive selection of skillfully made cocktails that are as much of a delight to watch being made as they are to drink. The seating area is classy and clean with trendy decor, and many guests are treated to a view of the immaculate back room where the spirits are made.
Old Society Spirits, 1725 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y9, Canada, +1 604 767 8070