Artisan Distillers Canada is proud to announce the 2019 results for the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition

Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery Ethos Gin earned highest overall points across all categories. The gin is made in Revelstoke, BC from Triticale, and uses 15 botanicals including locally sourced huckleberries, juniper, spruce tips and ponderosa pine needles. Charlene Rooke, CASC's lead judge, described the gin as having a "Delicately floral (white blossoms, rose petal, orange blossom, note of elderflower) nose, tinged with light pink grapefruit. Juicy citrus, white pepper and a silky elegant mouthfeel."

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
Revelstoke distillery smashes national competition

It’s official. Revelstoke makes some of the best booze in Canada.

“Every single one we submitted won,” says Josh McLafferty, co-owner of Monashee Spirits. McLafferty submitted six types of alcohol: a brandy, vodka, whiskey, gin, an aged gin, and liqueur to the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, which is the only national competition exclusively for artisan distillers.

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
The Alchemist: SOME LIKE IT HOT

Canada’s artisan distillers are bringing their own spiced heat to the party

Up in the hills a few hundred kilometres east of Vancouver, Revelstoke’s Monashee Spirits is all about focusing on the mountain lifestyle, where skiers and snowboarders appreciate a drop of something to take the chill off. That’s one reason distiller Josh McLafferty decided to spice things up with Vulcan’s Fire, a spicy liqueur named for the ancient Roman god of fire.

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
Revelstoke drinks guide: Our favourite sips

For the more dedicated amateur cocktail makers (this one has a few more steps than the others!), this smoky Negroni is nothing short of formidable. We’re talking smoky cedar flavours, Monashee gin, and grapefruit bitters. If this isn’t our mountain town’s cocktail alter ego, we don’t know what is.

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
The best ski town brews, tasting rooms and distilleries in BC

Monashee Spirits have hands-down the coolest bottles of spirits you’ll ever have on your home bar. You’ll find them in the town of Revelstoke, near Revelstoke Mountain Resort, so come with spare room in your luggage for the essentials.

In classic Revelstoke fashion, these guys do what they do with serious love and commitment to the town. The distillery is dog-friendly, plastic-free and they try to source every single ingredient within 100 miles of the distillery, including the botanicals used in their gin. The bar is also a popular spot for locals who come for the cocktails and stay for the conversation.

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
Inside Revelstoke's Craft Brewing and Distilling Scene

Monashee Spirits opened in April 2017 and is the brain child of Josh and Jenn McLafferty. They produce small batch, organic spirits on MacKenzie Avenue, in the heart of downtown. The products on offer have a ski town vibe. Their Vulcan’s Fire cinnamon liqueur is a treat for warming up after a day on the slopes and their ever popular Big Mountain Creamer is the ultimate après luxury,  but the star of the show is their Ethos gin.

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
Revelstoke Après

Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery produces award winning spirits that are hand distilled using local ingredients, sustainable methods and pure mountain spring water. Head to the bar for a free tasting or try one of their unique, high end cocktails. Don’t forget to check out their extensive Scotch menu! (Instagram: @monasheespirits).

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
Business Excellence Nominees Announced

The nominees for the annual Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards have been announced. Nominee has taken or overcome a risk to achieve success in their field. Shows exemplary initiatives in business. Demonstrates exceptional skills in providing the existing business to grow. The business must be less than two years old, or be an existing business that has developed a new product or service in the last two years.

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Josh & Jenn McLafferty from Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery

Read More
Josh Mclafferty
Garden and Art Tour with Monashee Spirits

The self-guided tour will start at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre at 1p.m., from there participants will be able to bike, walk or drive to visit Revelstoke’s backyard gardens and talented local artists.

Refreshments will also be available from Monashee Spirits Distillery and The Popcycle. Bike rentals will be provided for the duration of the event by Skookum Cycle & Ski Revelstoke.

Read More
Josh Mclafferty