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Product Range

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  • Yaletown Vodka
    Yaletown Small Batch Craft Vodka

    We have refined the best of BC Peace River 2 Row pale malt which gives our vodka a distinguished, concentrated flavour unique to our region.
  • Cranberry Vodka
    Cranberry Vodka

    We use a four times distillation process distilled with fresh BC cranberries, as well as sweet orange and lemon peel, which distills to a subtle fruity dry flavour and aroma.
  • Mandarin Vodka
    Mandarin Vodka

    We use a four times distillation process with dried orange and mandarin peels and fresh mandarin which distills to a subtle bitter sweet citrus flavour and aroma.
  • Tequila Barrel Aged Vodka
    Tequila Barrel Aged Vodka

    Our Yaletown craft vodka is matured in wooden tequila barrels for 6 months. The result is a pure filtered product with notes of tequila, oak and a subtle underlying sweetness.
  • Espresso Vodka
    Espresso Vodka

    Our coffee infused vodka is blended with cold brewed espresso roast coffee and infused with vanilla bean, cacao nibs, and Demerara sugar. This rich liqueur suggests vanilla and caramel notes with a pronounced espresso coffee body.
  • Honey Spirit
    Artisan Honey Spirit

    This vodka based spirit is distilled with 4 botanicals including vanilla bean, cardamom, and citrus peels along with a generous amount of BC alfalfa honey which produce a gentle spice and underlying sweetness.

  • Yaletown Vodka
    Yaletown Small Batch Craft Vodka

    We have refined the best of BC Peace River 2 Row pale malt which gives our vodka a distinguished, concentrated flavour unique to our region.
  • Cranberry Vodka
    Cranberry Vodka

    We use a four times distillation process distilled with fresh BC cranberries, as well as sweet orange and lemon peel, which distills to a subtle fruity dry flavour and aroma.
  • Mandarin Vodka
    Mandarin Vodka

    We use a four times distillation process with dried orange and mandarin peels and fresh mandarin which distills to a subtle bitter sweet citrus flavour and aroma.
  • Tequila Barrel Aged Vodka
    Tequila Barrel Aged Vodka

    Our Yaletown craft vodka is matured in wooden tequila barrels for 6 months. The result is a pure filtered product with notes of tequila, oak and a subtle underlying sweetness.
  • Espresso Vodka
    Espresso Vodka

    Our coffee infused vodka is blended with cold brewed espresso roast coffee and infused with vanilla bean, cacao nibs, and Demerara sugar. This rich liqueur suggests vanilla and caramel notes with a pronounced espresso coffee body.
  • Honey Spirit
    Artisan Honey Spirit

    This vodka based spirit is distilled with 4 botanicals including vanilla bean, cardamom, and citrus peels along with a generous amount of BC alfalfa honey which produce a gentle spice and underlying sweetness.

  • Yaletown Gin
    Yaletown Small Batch BC Gin

    Yaletown artisan gin is an aromatic London dry style. Our 8 botanicals range from Italian juniper berries, grains of paradise from West Africa, licorice root offering a gentle sweetness and bitter orange peel to round out the finish.
  • Cucumber Gin
    Cucumber Gin

    This London dry style gin is distilled with 11 botanicals including juniper, coriander, yarrow, elderflower, orange and lemon peels, angelica root, caraway, chamomile, rosehips, and cucumber which gives a modern twist on a classic gin.
  • Hopped Gin
    Hopped Gin

    This gin is distilled 3 times with our 5 botanical range including juniper, oris, angelica, licorice roots and brewers hops. This gin has a bitter bite balanced with a gentle sweetness.
  • Tequila Barrel Aged Hopped Gin
    Tequila Barrel Aged Hopped Gin

    This gin is distilled 3 times with our 5 botanical range including juniper, oris, angelica, licorice roots and brewers hops. It is then matured in tequila barrels for 6 months this gin is mellow, smooth with a gentle sweetness.

  • Yaletown Gin
    Yaletown Small Batch BC Gin

    Yaletown artisan gin is an aromatic London dry style. Our 8 botanicals range from Italian juniper berries, grains of paradise from West Africa, licorice root offering a gentle sweetness and bitter orange peel to round out the finish.
  • Cucumber Gin
    Cucumber Gin

    This London dry style gin is distilled with 11 botanicals including juniper, coriander, yarrow, elderflower, orange and lemon peels, angelica root, caraway, chamomile, rosehips, and cucumber which gives a modern twist on a classic gin.
  • Hopped Gin
    Hopped Gin

    This gin is distilled 3 times with our 5 botanical range including juniper, oris, angelica, licorice roots and brewers hops. This gin has a bitter bite balanced with a gentle sweetness.
  • Tequila Barrel Aged Hopped Gin
    Tequila Barrel Aged Hopped Gin

    This gin is distilled 3 times with our 5 botanical range including juniper, oris, angelica, licorice roots and brewers hops. It is then matured in tequila barrels for 6 months this gin is mellow, smooth with a gentle sweetness.


PROCESS

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Yaletown Vodka

  1. The BC grown grain (Barley and Wheat), which gives Yaletown Vodka its distinct fruity nose, is first milled in our artesian distillery located in the heart of Yaletown.
  2. The grain is then steeped hot with water to convert the grain starches to sugar to then be extracted. The subsequent sugar filled and flavourful liquid termed “wort” is then fermented in 1000L fermentation tanks.
  3. After several days of fermentation the liquid is transferred to the pot of our still and the distillation process begins. This first distillation strips the wash and purifies flavours and alcohol.
  4. It is then distilled for a second time to ensure the premium product meets our standard.
  5. In the final stage the remarkably smooth spirit is bottled and labeled by hand.
Yaletown Gin

  1. In the Distilling process, two distillations produce a neutral spirit but to produce Yaletown Gin it requires three distillations to achieve the complex and aromatic product.
  2. On the third distillation herbs and spices are added to the still pot before distillation begins. Heat and alcohol during this final distillation extract flavours and aromas from these ingredients.
  3. Yaletown Gin is then bottled and labeled by hand.

Our Team

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Craig Harris - Distillery Manager

Craig started working in the service industry at the age of sixteen as a barman and eventually managed a number of pubs in Northern England. He finally moved across the pond and began a career in liquor retail sales while beginning a love of home brewing in 2009. His passion for spirits and attention to detail made him a natural fit for the role of Manager at the Yaletown Distilling Company.



Tariq Khan - Distiller, Yaletown Distilling Company

Tariq’s interest in spirits goes way back to his youth where he spent his summers in France learning from his Grandmother to make homemade pear eau-de-vie. He later moved to England to become a Brewer and studied at the University of Sunderland Brewlab. Tariq went on to enjoy a successful career as a Brewmaster for 10 years internationally.


Dedicated to quality control and producing award winning fresh beer for the Mark James Group he was given an opportunity to learn how to distill and now runs our spirits production at Yaletown Distilling Company. Since 2013 he has continued to produce our core brands: Vodka and Gin while researching and developing new products to add to our product range. He is currently preparing our highly anticipated Canadian Whisky for release soon.

 

 

STORY

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About Us: The Yaletown Distilling Company

After almost 20 years of making fresh beer at the Yaletown Brewing Company and pioneering the craft beer movement in Vancouver, it was an organic expansion for the Mark James Group to lead the way in artesian distilling. Launched on Repeal Day December 5th, 2013 marking the anniversary for the end of prohibition, the Yaletown Distilling Company is honouring the tradition of distilling by producing premium handcrafted spirits

The Tasting Room

Situated in the heart of Yaletown in the historic Soho Building, the Tasting Room of the The Yaletown Distilling Company offers guided tastings, tours and a full retail outlet to purchase a quality bottled spirit or liqueur.

One of "The World's Top 10 Distillery Bars"

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CONTACT

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1132 Hamilton Street
Vancouver B.C. V6B 2S2

Hours

SUN Closed
MON Closed
TUES 12pm - 5pm
WED 12pm - 5pm
THURS 12pm - 7pm
FRI 12pm - 10pm
SAT 12pm - 10pm