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BC Distilled Announces 2023 ‘Audience Favourite’ Awards

The 8th annual BC Distilled festival – the largest craft spirits event in Canada – took place Saturday, May 13, at the Croatian Culture Centre in Vancouver.

BC Distilled Announces 2023 'Audience Favourite' Awards

Sons of Vancouver, the North Vancouver distillery that has participated in every BC Distilled since its first event in 2014, was chosen as the BC Distilled 2023 ‘Distillery of the Year’ by festival attendees.

With 39 distilleries, dozens of volunteers, and hundreds of guests, last Saturday’s BC Distilled festival provided a unique opportunity for attendees to sample 180 different products.

Online voting took place over the course of 48 hours following the event, allowing festival-goers the opportunity to pick their favourite distilled spirit from each of 14 categories, as well as the BC Distilled 2023 ‘Distillery of the Year’ for the show’s overall favourite producer.

BC Distilled Announces 2023 'Audience Favourite' Awards
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This year’s BC Distilled also saw several distilleries launching new products at the event, including whiskies such as Green Alligators from The Dubh Glas Distillery, Ancient Grains 5-Grain Whisky from DEVINE Distillery, and Smoke & Oak Rauch Malt from Odd Society Spirits.

Once again, and to the delight of attendees, BC Distilled was graced by the appearance of dogs and handlers from designated charity Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), who received loving pats (only the dogs, of course) throughout the evening.

Close to $5,000 was raised for PADS through a live and online silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and a portion of ticket sales.

BC Distilled 2023 Audience Favourites Awards