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In pursuit of the unconventional, truly unique, flavour-forward spirits & cocktails

 Brewed, Fermented, Distilled & Bottled on-site 

We source only  100% BC grown fermentables & grow many of our own botanicals

(Classified in BC as a 'Craft Distillery')

SMALL BATCH SPIRITS

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CANADIAN SINGLE MALT WHISKY 3YR

BATCH #2 Now available for pre-order

Pre-orders now Available | 55$ tax incl. / 500ml btl

RELEASE EALRY JUN 2019

Contact: orders@arbutus-distillery.com

LIMITED RELEASE ~ 500 btls

SPECS

Brewed & Distilled using 100% BC Grown Malted Barley

Aged 3+ years in Bourbon casks

Distilled with traditional copper pot & column still

blended to 43% ABV

non-chill filtered with no caramel or artificial colouring

Tasting Notes: Pear, milk chocolate and vanilla with viscous and round texture

“LIGHT MALT, HONEY WHIFF IN THE AROMA. DELICATE SPIRIT WITH LOVELY LIGHT SWEETNESS.. HINT OF SALINITY AT THE END. PERFECTLY BALANCED SUBTLE FLAVOURS THAT REALLY REFLECT A NEW TRADITION IN CANADA – SEPARATE FROM THE AMERICAN INFLUENCE” ..“A DROP OF WATER REVEALS HONEY AND GINGER, SPICY BLACK PEPPER, NICE BACK-PALATE ASTRINGENCY AND A MOUTHWATERING ACIDITY THAT BEGS A NEXT SIP” - CASC JUDGING NOTES


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The Empiric Gin is centered around the merger of classic botanicals such as Juniper and coriander  along side west coast staples such as hops, rosemary lavender  and the unique addition of lemon verbena imparting the gin's citrus tones.  Epically floral yet well balanced.  

Name and packaging are inspired from the historical 'Empiric Death Doctors’ noted to have worn beak-like masks stuffed with aromatic botanicals and said to have used various Juniper based tinctures to ward off such ailments as the plague. Their practices are thought to be one of the early origin myths of Gin itself.

750ml/40% ABV

*WON JUDGES PICK at SIPS BY NORTHWEST COMPETITION 2018

 

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Baba Yaga Genuine Absinthe is distilled traditionally with grand wormwood, anise, fennel, lemon balm, and mint. Blended to 60%Abv the finished spirit is then rested and steeped in more herbs and botanicals yielding it's natural green/ chartreuse colour. (BabaYaga Absinthe is naturally coloured and therefore a natural chlorophyl precipitate may occur in bottle over time)

Prepare by pouring over ice or blending drop wise slowly with ice cold water to release its herbal oils and develop an opal cloud ('louche').  

TASTING NOTES: Prominent sweet black liquorice, with herbal notes  alongside light citrus and mint. 

BEST ENJOYED: over ice (often as a digestif), paired with sparkling wine (aka 'Death in the Afternoon') or in cocktails to lend anise tones with a 'rinse' 

 

 


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Small-batch copper pot distilled spirit from 100% BC grown and malted barley yielding a rich viscous and smooth vodka with undertones of toast, chocolate & caramel. Distilled with European style techniques to highlight the basic characteristic of the grain (opposed to Western Style) . 

Excellent chilled & sipped on the rocks. 

AVAILABLE in 750ml , 40% ABV

 

 

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Tasting BAR & Cocktail LoungE

Located within the distillery The Arbutus Lounge features on-site bottle sales, spirit tastings/flights, Cocktails & an in-house stone pizza oven with other food.  Come in and explore our unique spirits and/or enjoy both classic & innovative cocktails tailored around our spirits. Full Cocktail & pizza service runs Thurs-Fri-Sat evenings from 5pm until 11pm.. The lounge also  regularly runs events such as live music, trivia nights and much more. Our outdoor licensed patio is now open for the season; 

 

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Direct from the distillery you can now get growler fills our of house Kombucha

($10/L)

Currently on tap: Juniper & Orange Pekoe

**Currently we do not have empty growlers for purchase although we will have them soon.

HOURS

Monday:  CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 11 am - 6pm 

**Thursday:    11 am - 10 pm (last call)

** Friday:  11 am - 11 pm (last call)

**Saturday:     12 pm - 11 pm (last call)

Sunday:  CLOSED

****THIS WEEKEND SEPT 27th (FRI) and 28th (SAT), our hours will be shortened from 3-11pm. Lounge/Cocktail hours will start at 5pm as usual.

***Cocktail & Food Hours start at 5pm from Thurs-Sat.

FIND

1890 Boxwood Road
Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5Y2
Canada

info@arbutus-distillery.com

250 714 0027