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“This place will keep you in good spirits!”

Urban Distilleries + Winery
Ranked #27 of 134 things to do in Kelowna
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Urban Distilleries is British Columbia's First Craft Distillery and now winery 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.
Ottawa, Canada
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“This place will keep you in good spirits!”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

A gem tucked away in the Northern part of downtown. Visit it on the way to or from Knox Mountain - it is just off Ellis. A good facility and an interesting story of single minded entrepreneurship - with fabulous results. We walked away with bottles of the medium toast whisky and the lavender gin - both were really unique, surprisingly smooth and tasted just great. We also sampled the peri peri vodka which would be fantastic for mixing Caesars or Bloody Mary's - but didn't have enough room in our suitcase for that too! Definitely worth a visit even if you are not much of a spirits drinker - you may suddenly find yourself taking a bottle home.

Visited April 2014
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Mike U, Owner at Urban Distilleries + Winery, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Thank you very much for writing a review, it is much appreciated. I hope the bottles made it home OK. Hope to see you back in Kelowna soon. Just a reminder that we also do online ordering and shipping throughout Canada.
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“Most Fun”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the most fun and tastyist thing you can do in Kelowna. Its inexpensive and informative. They have awesome spirits. Smoothest I've ever tasted.

Visited October 2013
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Saint Paul, Alberta
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“Incredible”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I encountered this place on our wine tour and can honestly say it was one of the best parts of our trip to B.C. We were served by the owner and master distiller, Mike and he was patient, informative and honestly quite proud of his product and he should be. I am not a heavy drinker, neither is my husband but we have had our share of tastes and comparisons when it comes to rums and vodkas. Every single spirit that we tried in that little shop was flawless and smooth. He taught us things we never knew and provided us with the BEST quality vodka, gin, rum and whiskey we both have ever tried. This is not a place to pass up if you are someone who likes hard liquor. The prices are not bad at all and some of the proceeds go to a great local cause. They also stock the most incredible naturally made pops and mix that I have ever tasted... just go, you won't regret it!!

Visited August 2013
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New Brunswick
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“Great Tour and Tasting”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Read about Urban Distilleries on line and decided to drop in. We were met by Mike the owner, master distiller, bottler, cleaner, chief tour guide & tasting host. He was very friendly, showed us about the operation and then led us through the tasting. Enjoyed the whole experience! The modest fee for the tour and tasting was well worth it. Highly encourage all foodies and wine lovers to give this place a try. You will be impressed!!

Visited August 2013
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Warman
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“Excellent Single Malt Whiskey and Overall Tasting Experience”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our company did a tasting of the various products that urban distilleries has to offer back in mid July 2013. Everybody had their favorite take home spirit. Mine was the single malt whiskey that had a chunk of the french oak barrel in the bottle (instead of aging the whiskey in the barrel). Also the son was the master distiller and the Dad gave led the tasting. He was very informative and patient with our large group. Thx Urban distilleries. Nufarm

Visited July 2013
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