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The Distilleries of Vancouver Island
A Guided Tour of West Coast Craft and Artisan Spirits
By (author): Marianne Scott



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Paperback , Flaps


Apr 20, 2021
$25.00 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 in

Page Count:

312 pages


full colour throughout
TouchWood Editions
COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
Entrepreneurship|Small businesses and self-employment|Spirits, liqueurs and cocktails|British Columbia Vancouver Island
British Columbia

A guided tour that highlights the recent evolution of the 21 craft and artisan distilleries that have sprung up on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

In the past five years the number of craft and artisan distilleries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands has more than doubled. A change in the provincial liquor laws in 2013 made small-batch distilling a viable business and with this alternative to high-volume, mass-market liquor comes a focus on local ingredients and distinctive flavours.

From relative veterans like Merridale and Sheringham, to the newest stills on the block, you'll meet a group of entrepreneurs unbound by traditional liquor-making rules who are creating vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and liqueurs with their own unique characteristics, using a wide range of grains, fruit, botanicals, peat smoke, seaweed, and spices. Craft-spirits enthusiast Marianne Scott introduces readers to the methods distillers use to develop their spirits, how they learned their craft, the products they make, and the recognition they've garnered.

With an introduction on the history of spirit making and the process of distilling, a glossary of common distilling terms, cocktail recipes inspired by each distillery's products, and a map to help you organize your ideal tasting tour, Vancouver Island's Spirits has everything you need to jump into the region's burgeoning craft-spirits scene.

  • First regional distilleries guide published in Canada.
  • Book is divided by regions: Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo Region, Tofino and Uclulet, and toward Campbell River.
  • Includes maps, detailed directory at the back that includes the distillery, its address and contact information, the owners and distiller's names, and even its latitude and longitude.
  • Each distillery has a substantial write-up, some as long as 12 pages with full-colour photographs.
  • Includes several favourite cocktail recipes from the distilleries.
  • Includes a list of distilleries on the back flap and a map, a glossary and a resources section.
  • Includes the following distilleries: Ampersand Distilling Company (Duncan); Arbutus Distillery (Nanaimo); Bespoke Spirits House (Parksville); DEVINE Distillery & Winery (Saanichton); Goldstream Distillery (Duncan); Island Spirits Distillery (Hornby Island); Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery (Victoria); Merridale Cidery & Distillery (Cobble Hill); Misguided Spirits Craft Distillery (Parksville); Moon Distillery (Victoria); Pacific Rim Distilling (Ucluelet); Phillips Fermentorium Distilling Company (Victoria); Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery (Salt Spring Island); Shelter Point Distillery (Campbell River); Sheringham Distillery (Sooke); Spinnakers (Victoria); Stillhead Distillery (Duncan); Tofino Distillery (Tofino); Victoria Distillers, (Sidney); Wayward Distillery (Courtenay)

Marianne Scott is a writer, sailor, and spirits enthusiast. She has been a freelance journalist for more than thirty years, is a columnist for Pacific Yachting and the author of Naturally Salty—Coastal Characters of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband, David. Visit her at Saltytales.com.

Media + Publicity:
  • Baseline media outreach to: Times Colonist, BC Living, Western Living, EAT Magazine, Campbell River Mirror, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly, Comox Valley Record, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Alberni Valley Times, Sooke News Mirror, Salt Magazine, Celebrator, Poured Magazine, WestJet Magazine, Taste Magazine, Aqua Magazine, Island Driftwood, CBC's North by Northwest, CBC's On the Island, CFAX 1070, CHEK News
  • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations including Travel BC, Tourism Industry Association of BC, Tourism Vancouver Island, Tourism Victoria
Marketing + Promo:
  • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
  • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
  • Electronic ARCs
  • Electronic blads
  • Excerpts available
BISAC Codes:
  • CKB088000 COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
  • BUS070120 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Food Industry
  • TRV006050 TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces (AB, BC)
BISAC Regional Themes
  • British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island
BISAC Merchandising Themes
  • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
  • EV010 EVENT / Anniversary
  • EV050 EVENT / Birthday
  • EV080 EVENT / Graduation
  • EV086 EVENT / Summer
  • EV100 EVENT / Wedding
  • HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
  • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
  • HL160 HOLIDAY / St. Patrick's Day
  • TP054 TOPICAL / Gift

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