Kelowna resident Mike Urban started Urban Distillery + Winery in 2011. This year, the distillery won Gold and two bronze medals at the 2017 International Spirits Competition SIP awards. - Credit: www.urbandistilleries.ca

Kelowna distillery wins multiple awards

Urban Distillery + Winery earned awards at the 2017 International Spirits Competition SIP awards

British Columbia’s first craft distillery, Urban Distillery + Winery, was awarded a gold and two bronze medals at the 2017 International Spirits Competition SIP awards as well as two silvers and a bronze at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

“Our craft distillery produces ultra-premium and all-natural products which are meticulously handcrafted in small batches with traditional artisan copper stills, combining local natural base ingredients with pristine B.C. waters and we are proud to showcase what B.C. is crafting on the international stage,” said master distiller and CEO, Mike Urban.

Paul’s Tomb Gin, which was launched last year, received gold at the 2017 International Spirit Competition SIP Awards. It also earned silver from the 2017 San Francisco World’s Spirit Competition. Urban Distilleries’ Spirit Bear Gin was awarded silver at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and bronze at the 2017 International Spirit Competition SIP Awards.

The Spirit Bear Vanilla Bean Vodka earned bronze in both competitions.

Urban Distilleries is a craft distillery located in Kelowna. Founded in 2010, its products include a selection of gins, vodkas, whisky styled spirits, fruit liqueurs, brandies and eau de vies as well as sweet honey mead wine.

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