Hot tip: try the barrel-aged Negroni. Made with Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth, Woods Amaro and Monashee’s own Ethos Gin, then aged for nine months in a rye barrel and served with a slice of dried blood orange and sprinkled with dehydrated Campari—it might be the best cocktail I’ve had this year.Read More
Spirits were high at the fifth annual BC Distilled festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver on April 14, which brought together 40 artisan distilleries from around the province, including a dozen new distilleries that have opened in the last year.
The audience favourite awards have also been announced for Liqueur:
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery – Big Mountain Creamer
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
But — priorities — a glowing bar beckons, so we park and head into Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery. We find owner Josh McLafferty, a bear of a man with a twinkling smile, behind an etched copper bar.Read More
Here’s the inside line on where to eat, sleep, ski, repeat!
Best nightlife spot: Monashee Distillery serves up amazing cocktails in a cozy atmosphere!Read More
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
Adult beverages will be available from Mt. Begbie Brewing Company and Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery, because after a little introspection, the reality of our dependence on fossil fuels will go down a bit easier with their help.Read More
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 DistilleryRead More
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
Monashee Craft Spirits produces après-ski-worthy cream and cinnamon liqueurs.
Big Mountain Creamer: Chocolate, caramel, almonds, vanilla, honey, maple syrup and espresso infuse this luscious cream liqueur.
Enjoy it: In special coffees.
Here’s the Revelstoke version of what to do when life hands you … molasses?
In 2014, at the age of 33, Josh McLafferty had to re-learn how to walk. McLafferty had a passion for motocross, and had suffered a near-catastrophic injury that put him in a wheelchair. Six months later, he was pretty much on his feet again, but his career as a deep-sea diver and underwater welder was over.Read More
For the last five years, or so, Kupskay, known as Kups, has been a full time artist, and though recently that means he will paint anything he can get his hands on, it often means full scale projects like another he is working on in Port Moody–a 85 ft by 15 ft wall for a bakery.
And, at the end of September, he will be creating a mural at Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery as well as doing live art for LUNA Noctural Art and Wonder on Sept. 29.Read More
The Revelstoke Local Food Initiative is proud to be bringing back the 5th annual Midsummer Night’s Green. This celebration of local food and sustainability, hosted at Terra Firma Farms is the biggest fundraiser for the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative.
This not-to-be missed event is a locally-sourced, five-course dinner curated by local chef Benoit Pageou and his team; paired with wines from Marionette Winery. Enjoy drinks by Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie Brewing Co and Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery as well as music by the Bob Rogers Quartet and Stacie KathleenRead More
Made with all local ingredients, Monashee Spirits is one of the few certified organic distilleries in Canada—using natural spring water and sustainable processes. Constantly experimenting with new flavor spirits that tie in with the community, there are some adventurous ones to try—from their garlic vodka for the Revelstoke Garlic Festival or their Bear Aware brandy that uses local fruits from the trees that attract bears in town. (Removing the fruit help the bears stay away.)Read More
The launch of the RevyMade Music Project album will be celebrated at Monashee Distillery, starting from 7 p.m., in one-hour sittings. The limited seating capacity will make for an intimate concert, where guests will have the opportunity to get a first listen of the album, chat with some of the artists and drink some local-made cocktails.Read More
REVELSTOKE, B.C.—In my mind it’s a beautiful thing, the stone spinning out of my hand with a perfectly steady counter-clockwise turn, sliding effortlessly down the sheet, cruising all the way to the button without even a single stroke from the sweepers, with me gliding likewise, perfectly — even majestically — behind it.Read More
Josh McLafferty of Mackenzie Aveune's brand new Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery not only makes their designer cocktails, but also distills their craft spirits in house. Here, he's creating a BC made Negroni with a smoked cedar glass.Read More
Life’s path can take hard turns when you least expect it. Those lemons can be left to rot, or one can make lemonade… or vodka, or liqueur… So when Josh McLafferty suffered a career-ending accident, he and his wife Jen decided that they were going to search for a way forward that they both enjoyed.Read More
Revelstoke city council is supporting Monashee Spirits application for a lounge endorsement through the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. The endorsement would allow the craft distillery to provide an onsite cocktail service. Currently Monashee Spirits is only able to serve small samples as part of its manufacturing license.Read More