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Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery

Victoria, Canada
About Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery
Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery is a producer of premium malt whiskies and superb craft beers. Our basic tour lasts 45 mins and begins in our visitor’s centre and flows the way the spirits go, past the grist mill where you can taste some of the various strains of malted & un- malted barley, or other cereals that we as a craft brewer as well as a distiller get to play and experiment with. Onward into the heart of the Brew & Still house through the smells of the mash tun & wash backs, past the gleaming swan necked Stills and then up into the warehouse and bottling hall before returning back to the visitor’s centre for a wee dram of two of the whiskies in our Macaloney Cask Selection series along with three of our craft beers. Please visit our website for available tours.
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20 reviews
Learn how to make beer and whisky on this guided tour at the Victoria Caledonian Distillery in Victoria, British Columbia. First, visit the grist mill and taste various strains of malted and unmalted barley used by craft brewers. You’ll hear about the brewing and distilling processes, as well as be able to choose raw materials to make beer or whisky. Pius, grab a bottle of beer off the bottling line to take home. The tour is easy to fit into a day of sightseeing.
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If you enjoy spirits, and want to develop your palate, enhance your knowledge of single-malt whiskies when you visit Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery. Taste small-batch, handcrafted whiskey. Learn about the distinct flavor profiles, from herbal and grassy to fruity and smoky. Explore chocolate pairings, and taste a variety of gourmet, single-origin chocolates from Xoxolat in Vancouver.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a taste. Selected this as part of a NCL cruise tour and were sure glad we did. Very tasty beers including a couple great IPA's plus the distillery. Our tour guide (Mike I think, the Geordie), knew his stuff, explained in detail...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gene W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had won a gift certificate for a tour for 2 of the Twa Dogs Brewery and Macaloney Caledonian Distillery (this will be it’s new name). Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the staff, and it turned out to be a private tour. Megan,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CatMason
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Great staff, fun atmosphere, good times, knowledgeable, clean, amazing beers, wide selection, variety, recommend 10/10

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank narbg21
Reviewed August 8, 2019

This was an excursion from a recent cruise - Norwegian Bliss provided. 3 family members went and we had a great time. Very educational and exciting to see a new and upcoming Distillery and Brewery take off with great beers/whiskey. Megan, our tour host, was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TeresaJulian55
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Delicious Twa Dogs craft beer to suit all tastes. Wonderful whisky - both distilled and blended on-site. The tour was great, and the kilted tour guides know their craft. Plan to spend at least an hour, more if you stick around to have a pint...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Daskombi-73
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Take the tour! We booked via NCL Cruise line for ease, but I'd recommend it for anyone looking for some appreciation of local beer and whiskey. Delish and Meghan knows her brewery! Delightful! Touring downtown with a bus guide, Steve was fun too!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Roselynde
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

This distillery has some amazing scotches blended by experts using Scottish whiskeys. Meanwhile they have produced their own whiskey spirit which is not yet 3 years old ie not legally able to be called whiskey. Regardless- it is still very nice drinking. They let you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jeremungas
Reviewed July 1, 2019

We had Tyrus as our Kilted guide and he gave a great description of the crafting of beer and whiskey. You get to sample different beers which were delicious and then move on to tasting a couple of different whiskeys. Would have loved to buy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank E9260TNjudys
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Tyrus, the kilted guide, gave a thorough description of the crafting of beer and whisky. Love this place. Love the passion. My 19 year old son gave this tour to me as a great rainy day outing together. Thanks.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Doug M
Reviewed May 17, 2019

My local business group gathered for a brewery and distillery tour and it truly was one of our most successful evenings. This is an award winning producer for a reason! Highly recommend for local groups and for people visiting our fair city!

Date of experience: April 2019
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September 7, 2019|
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Response from U7054SWjohnp | Reviewed this property |
If you're docked on a cruise ship and want a tour, make sure you contact the distillery ahead of time to ensure a tour is available to you at that time. By taxi from the cruise ship it would take you 20 to 30 minutes.
June 6, 2018|
Response from loubelle64 | Reviewed this property |
I would take a look using Google maps or some other map application. I am not from Victoria and do not know where Cordova Bay is relative to the location of the Victoria Caledonian Distillery. If you visit the distillery's... More