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Cowichan Gin

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Made from 3 year old neutral spirits made entirely from merridale cider, aged in stainless steel until smooth. It features more than 30 wild and native botanicals foraged from the Cowichan Valley. From local deciduous and coniferous trees, along with ground cover herbs and roots, to locally sourced berries, this is truly a terroir gin. 47% alc.

Winner of a Silver Medal in the Gin Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$192.00
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Copper Gin

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Made from 3 year old neutral spirits made entirely from merridale cider, aged in stainless steel until smooth. It features more than 30 wild and native botanicals foraged from the Cowichan Valley. From local deciduous and coniferous trees, along with ground cover herbs and roots, to locally sourced berries, this is truly a terroir gin. The gin is then barrel aged in French oak that was previously home to Cowichan Valley red wine, giving it a distinct copper colour and subtle wood character to enhance the botanicals. 47% alc.

Best in Class and winner of a Gold Medal in the Aged Gin Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$210.00
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Cowichan Vodka

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Made entirely from merridale cider distilled in our hand-crafted copper still to create a silky, soft finish. To further enhance the smoothness, our true craft vodka is mellowed for over three years in stainless steel and then cold-filtered through charcoal. The result is a round, full-bodied spirit that pours cool and clean across your tongue. Enjoy it neat, over ice, or in your favourite cocktail. 47% alc.

Winner of a Gold Medal in the Vodka Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$174.00
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Cowichan XXO Brandy

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This is truly a single vineyard, single batch, single barrel brandy.  Select BC grapes fermented without additives then distilled two times in an alembic copper pot still. Aged for 10 years in a new French oak barrel made in BC. Then slowly reduced using our own chilled artesian well water to ensure no heat alteration. This can be cherished for years to come. 47% alc.

Winner of a Gold Medal in the Brandy Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$450.00
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Cowichan Pear Brandy

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This brandy is made from BC Bartlett pears distilled in 2007 and aged in new French Oak barrels for more than 6 years. “We think this is North America’s oldest barrel aged pear brandy. Each sip reminds you of biting into a fresh pear just picked from the tree, followed by that smooth warmth of a fine brandy,” says Rick Pipes, the head distiller. The brandy balances its weight very well with rich, fresh pear flavour and consistent secondary and tertiary development. It exhibits a clean, fresh pear nose enhanced by the oak with subtle, fresh aromas of pineapple and lemon zest finishing with strawberries and marzipan. On the palate the pear skin is evident with undertones of maturation to support the cherry, mango, cooked pineapple and almond. The finish dances between juicy pear and exotic fruits. 40% alc.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$180.00
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Cowichan Cider Brandy

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With the 2007 apple harvest, we fermented special batches of cider specifically for distilling. Our first batch of Cowichan Cider brandy is made from six different blends of cider apples which we then placed in French Oak Barrels of two different sizes, 100 litre and 225 litre. When tasting the brandy, it is best served in a ‘snifter’ at room temperature. Swirl it in the glass and enjoy the aroma. 42% alc.

Winner of a Gold Medal in the Brandy Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Sold 6 bottles per case.

Price: 
$180.00
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