Local craft distillers Bruinwood Estate Distillery and 101 Brewery & Distillery came away winners at this year’s Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition which judges craft spirits from across the country. Bruinwood made an impressive sweep wining gold with “Excellence in Terroir” for their K’Neko, which is a honey spirit made from their own hives.
Bruinwood won three silvers for their chocolate vodka, their blackcurrant gin and their Advocaat, which had won an earlier “peoples’ choice” award in a provincial competition. They won three bronzes for their gin, espresso vodka and the black walnut Nucino. 101 won a silver for their gin.
Considering Bruinwood has only been open for a year and a half, they have made great gains into the BC craft distilling scene. “Artisan Distillers of Canada” says: “Not only was their Advocaat winner of the audience choice award for Best Liqueur at the 2019 BC Distilled festival, it has already replaced the top international brand at some local Vancouver bars.”
While their chocolate and espresso vodka are winners, they also had a sell-out success with a Mexican-inspired Pechuga which is made with chicken.
The bottled spirits are available at their distillery tasting room at 2040 Porter Road in Roberts Creek and you will also find them at the Roberts Creek Community Market and the Sechelt Winter Market.