In these surreal times, it’s been extremely heartening to see an overwhelming number of BC distilleries find innovative ways to help the most vulnerable in their surrounding communities. News of distilleries producing and distributing sanitizer to the those on the front lines of this pandemic broke last week with a growing number of producers (including some breweries and wineries) quickly following suit. Over the weekend, the B.C. government further validated these efforts by granting temporary permission to all distillers to produce and distribute alternative products as long as they meet certain federal regulatory requirements; primarily that they contain a sufficient amount of alcohol to kill the virus.
Surely, it’s a role many distilleries never envisioned they would fill, but, in this new reality, it’s inspiring to see how communities are able to come together in trying times, with other local businesses generously donating bottles and essential ingredients to the cause.
While many distillers have shifted their production to focus on producing hand sanitizer for the time being being, many are still selling their products online. Here we’ve compiled an evolving list of B.C. distilleries that are helping keep your spirits up during these trying times with delivery services and online bottle shops.
After Dark Distilllery
They’re open for in person bottle sales or shop online anytime.
They have hand sanitizer in stock for purchase as well as a selection of spirits in their online shop.
In addition to donating free hand sanitizer exclusively to front line workers, Arbutus Distillery is offering bottle sales at the distillery and online orders of their small batch spirits as always.
Contact Bohemian directly to get your hands on some ethanol sanitizer or a bottle delivered right to your door if you’re in Kimberly. For the rest of Canada, the prices listed online include shipping.
Bruinwood Estate Distillery
Give Bruinwood a call to arrange pick up outside of the distillery; debit and credit only—a free 60ml bottle of hand and surface sanitizer with every purchase!
Devine Wines and Spirits
Online ordering is available 24/7, and local delivery is available with a minimum 12 bottle purchase, otherwise small fees apply.
Dragon Mist Distillery
Shop online and get free shipping on all orders over $100.
Dubh Glas Distillery
Dubh Glas continues to bulk distribute hand sanitizer to hospitals, ambulance services and the fire department with the generous support of the community. They are also offering drive-thru service, online sales and local delivery.
Fernie Distillers is offering online sales, contactless pick up at the distillery and free delivery in the surrounding area in addition to donating sanitizer to those in need.
Their online store is now open, and they’ll shop anywhere in Canada or the U.S.
Gillespies Fine Spirits
Shop their lineup of spirits, tonics and shrubs in their online store.
Order online to have their products shipped directly to you!
Kootenay Country Craft Distillery
Their tasting room is currently closed for the season, and they don’t have an online store, but you can contact them directly to order products at the link below.
They’re open for bottle sales only on Fridays and Saturdays, and they’re offering complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer to those in need. Get 30% off all online purchases with discount code F+F.
The Liberty Distillery
Liberty has take out bottles available and online shopping available 24/7.
Long Table Distillery
Stop by and safely pick up a bottle from Long Table during their new bottle shop hours: Wednesday-Saturday 2-6pm. Or shop online and you can get free shipping within Canada on all orders over $100.
Mad Laboratory Distillery
Mad Lab is sharing a limited stock of rubbing alcohol. Check out their new premium batch cocktails at local retailers or order online.
Open for bottle sales and free disinfectant Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm. Free delivery is available on orders over $100.
Maple Leaf Spirits
Use their online order form. They offer free local shipping from BC to Saskatchewan with the purchase of 6 or more bottles. FOr 1-5 bottles, it’s a flat rate of $20.
Merridale Cidery and Distillery
Merridale is open for pick up with good social distancing practises. They are working in collaboration with Averill Creek and Shea Butter Market to make sanitizer to donate to frontline workers. Use coupon code “BESAFE” to get $20 off their ciders in their newly expanded online store.
Revelstoke’s Monashee Spirits was one of the distilleries at the forefront of sanitizer production in BC. They have halted production to focus on producing enough sanitizer to serve their community. Online sales and local delivery are available.
Moon Under Water Distillery
Call to place your spirit and/or beer delivery! Drive up service is also available. Don’t live in Victoria? You can place an order at their online store.
Okanagan Crush Pad
They’re offering free shipping in BC with coupon code STAYSAFE.
No need to leave home to get your hands on their award-winning products. Order from their online store or Skip the Dishes (if you’re local).
Old Order Distilling
The distillery is closed to the public for the foreseeable future, but their products are available to order online.
One Foot Crow
They’re producing hand sanitizer and their spirits are available for purchase online.
Pacific Rim Distilling
In addition to providing sanitizer to seniors and immune compromised folks, the distillery is open for bottle sales only. You can order online if you’re not in Ucluelet.
Their shop is open for bottle sales only. Shop their organic spirits online anytime!
The tasting room is closed to the public, but their products are available online.
Roots and Wings Distillery
They’re open for curbside pickup only. They sell individual products online, but you can purchase a membership to one of their Spirits Clubs and have their products shipped to you on a quarterly basis.
Shelter Point Distillery
Shelter Point is open for online order pick up and bottle sales. They are offering 15% off online orders of two or more bottles.
With the help of generous community bottle donations, Sheringham is making and distributing sanitizer to essential businesses and vulnerable groups. The distillery is currently closed to the public, but online orders are available.
Sons of Vancouver
SOV is open for bottle sales and to distribute free sanitizer. Please bring your own clean bottles. If you’re not in the local area, you can shop their products online.
Stillhead is still open for bottle sales only. They have made sanitizer for essential workers and plan to have sone available to the public soon. Online sales are also available.
Taynton Bay Spirits
Free shipping over $149 from the online store. Sanitizer available at the distillery—please bring your own clean container.
The Woods Spirit Co.
They’re open for bottle sales only Tuesday-Saturday, or shop online anytime.
True North Distilleries
True North is closed to the public at this time and making sanitizer for essential workers. Online sales are available.
Their tasting room is currently closed to the public, but you can shop their spirits anytime in their web store.
Victoria Caledonian Distillers
They’re currently open for bottle sales only. Call the distillery for free local delivery of their spirits and beer to the Peninsula, Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood areas. Shop online to have their products shipped everywhere else.
Wayward Distillation House
Wayward has ramped up production of their hand sanitizer and spray and is distributing them free with frontline workers given priority. Spirits are available for order online.
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