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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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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Best Gin Ever....and healthy for you too!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Michelle C
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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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!

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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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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 

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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 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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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.

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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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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went there on tour...owner was informative and enthusiastic about his product however....I felt a little taken aback by the comment made by the owner that "I was probably one of those girls that loves gin but hates vodka"....confusing... Ended up buying four bottles. And ordered more directly before christmas because they don't import to where I live in Alberta.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The tour felt a bit awkward. We paid the money expecting a tour, which basically consisted of standing in one spot and listening to him for 20 minutes. It felt like we were inconveniencing him as he didn't look that interested and lacked enthusiasm in his brand. We've been on several tours in the past with other companies which were... More 

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Mike U, Owner at Urban Distilleries, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response. As being the only person running and working this distillery; working 7 days a week, some days I get worn down, I Apologize if I wasn't at the top of my game. Since our production is all done in one room and the tour is about explaining how our amazing product is made, there... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Discovering the lovely aroma and smooth palate of Mike Urban's Spirit Bear Gin was one thing. But, having the chance to visit his micro-distillery and to see the friendly and knowledgeable Master Distiller craft this quality beverage from 100% BC-grown grains, now that was something else! ...A must do when in Kelowna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are in the Kelowna area, before you leave town.... visiting the Urban distillery is a must. The passion they share for their craft definitely comes out in their products. You won't be disappointed. We had an amazing tour and purchased several bottles of alcohol to be enjoyed with friends at home.

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