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Urban Distilleries

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Address: 6-325 Bay Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 7S3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 778-478-0939
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Urban Distilleries is British Columbia's First Craft Distillery in the...

Urban Distilleries is British Columbia's First Craft Distillery in the central Okanagan; a small batch micro-distillery producing top-shelf, award winning Okanagan Gin with lavender and apple, Vodkas, Espresso Vodka, naturally infused vodka's and Single Malt Whisky. At Urban Distilleries, each batch is hand crafted in Artesian copper stills Made from 100% British Columbian fruit, grains,and BC's finest pure glacier water without additives, chemicals or artificial flavours. Tasting room open to the public. Tours available. See website for opening hours.

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Urban Distilleries is a small, one man-show tucked away in an industrial area of Kelowna. Thanks to Siri, we had no problems finding the place. The first thing we noticed when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Urban Distilleries is a small, one man-show tucked away in an industrial area of Kelowna. Thanks to Siri, we had no problems finding the place. The first thing we noticed when walking through the door was the wonderful, unique smell of the place. When we arrived the owner, Mike, who does the tours, was in the middle of one so... More 

Thank schonsein
Kelowna, Canada
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

So between here & Okanagan Spirits, you will get a far better tasting experience at this spot, with better customer attention. There is a tasting fee of $5, which is waived with a purchase, but for the fee you will be able to try the full selection made here (not just 3 options as offered elsewhere). The flavour infused vodkas,... More 

Thank 306KarenK306
Mission, Canada
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is tucked away in the industrial area of downtown Kelowna reasonably near the river. You definitely need to have good directions or gps to find your way here. It's not the prettiest building to look at, but pretty much what you'd expect in the industrial area. Inside it's very small and there isn't much to see. The service... More 

Thank Pixiewitches
West Kelowna
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We arrived before noon & Mike, the owner, gave us the story and showed us the process. Then we had tastings of most of the different products and sat at the bar and talked to him for awhile. He then had other people come in to taste & gave us the ok to take pictures. It was a fun experience... More 

Thank 172ninak
Kelowna, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was not really a gin drinker, until........Spirit Bear Gin from Urban Distilleries! I now make a cucumber gin martini with this gin, and it is amazing! Everyone loves it! This gin has such a nice smooth taste. Give it a try and I am sure you will love it too!

Thank Michelle C
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Urban Distilleries in Kelowna is a nice place to sample some very well-made spirits and get a stiff mixed drink. Although I'm not a Gin drinker, I must say the flavour of their Gin was really an eye opener. I sincerely wish I had more money left over from wine-touring at this point to splurge on one of their excellent... More 

Thank Tobias M
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited Urban Distilleries while visiting Kelowna at the end of June because we heard some great things from friends and read great reviews. We did a tasting flight and the spirits were awesome (especially the peri peri and vanilla vodkas). However, the person who was working there was not very welcoming and slightly standoffish which was disappointing. We left... More 

Thank Alia H
Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Urban Distilleries is owned and operated by a young man whose last name is Urban. While vodkas are his specialties there are other whiskies just as wonderful. There is a small fee for a tasting "flight" but worth more than the cost. If it is available try the rum! We purchased the vanilla vodka to take to a family reunion... More 

Thank Jeannemacl
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Mike is an excellent host. His products? They are definitely part of the high quality gems from The Okanagan Valley.

Thank Eliecer M
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Owner was kind and unprentious. It was refreshing after touring some snooty wineries. The Whisky makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Its a little out of the way but worth the detour.

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