The recent CASC (Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition) awards, which Hamer also oversees, are a great illustration of this. B.C. took home a barrel full of prizes, including, for the second year in a row, Canadian Artisan Spirit of the Year. Last year, it was Sheringham Distillery’s Akvavit; this year it was Monashee Spirits Ethos Gin from Revelstoke.Read More
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
Triticale could be the craft-spirit buzzword of 2019, thanks to the B.C. winner that tops the 2019 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, with six other B.C. distilleries winning best-in-class honours.Read More
For the second year in a row, a small-batch spirit from British Columbia is the Canadian Artisan Spirit of the Year. Last year, it was Sheringham Distillery’s Akvavit. This year Monashee Spirits Ethos Gin from Revelstoke was not only the best-in-class Canadian gin, but scored highest of any entry in the entire competition.Read More
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
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
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
Cocktail recipes from the Alchemist Magazine featuring Monashee Spirits A-Star cocktail made using thier award winning Ethos Gin infused with butterfly flowers to make it color changing.Read More
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
Like many great ski towns, pub options abound, including the new Rumpus Beer Company and Monashe Spirits, mixing cocktails with housemade booze. Restaurant options range from the Australian-owned cafe Dose to the splurge-worthy locavore steakhouse Quartermaster in the retro Explorers Society Hotel.Read More
Monashee Spirits, in Revelstoke, B.C., launched a barrel-aged B.C. Negroni made with Pacific Northwest Amaro, Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth and the distillery's own award-winning Ethos Gin.Read More
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