A Tradition of

It's no secret that the Okanagan Valley in "Beautiful British Columbia" is home to some of the finest fruit grown in all of Canada. Inspired by this delicious fruit, the thriving wine industry and tourism, Jorg Engel saw an opportunity for a unique distillery.

Originally from Southern Germany, Jorg decided to start a distillery in the tradition of his ancestors. In 2005, he and his wife Anette formed Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. Recognized for producing award winning Artisan Spirits from 100% BC fruit and grapes in our small batch artisan Craft Distillery.







Our tasting room is open
 daily by chance or by appointment


Taste some of the finest European style fruit brandies, spirits and liqueurs.
We offer tours in English, German or French.

You can reach us at

or email us at anette@MapleLeafSpirits.ca

Upcoming events
with Maple Leaf Spirits:

We will offer samples of our liqueurs and spirits at the Palette of Penticton on January 21, a fundraising event supporting Rotary Community Projects. Get your tickets here!


We will be pouring at the Fraser Valley Distillery Festival in Chilliwack, on Friday, January 27. This is a great event for all BC Craft enthousiastsand a fundraising event for the Chilliwack Music School. Get your tickets here!


Again for the 4th time we will be part of Brewski on February 18 at Apex Ski Resort in the Gunbarrel Restaurant. Apex Mountain presents the 4th annual Brewski event with local craft beers, ciders and spirits. Get your tickets and book your accommodation soon as this event sells out every year! Get your tickets here!


Locals are looking forward to the 2nd annual Gatsby Party held at the SS Sicamous in Penticton on March 11. We will surprise you with a new cocktail creation! Get your tickets here!


If you live in the Lower Mainland you don't want to miss the 4th annual BC Distilled event on April 8, 2017 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. 
Started in 2014, the festival is the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries. For more details click here!

The V.S.O.P.  brandy
"Lady of the Cask" is now available in our tasting room.

We are very happy that we could get our beautiful "Lady of the Cask" ready for sale. Many of us have been waiting for a long time. It was 6 years in the wooden cask, waiting to be released last week.

You can come in and sample it, daily by appointment – or by chance in our tasting room. Contact 250-493-0180 or anette@mapleleafspirits.ca.

It is not yet part of our official shipping list, but you can talk to Santa Claus about it!




Products currently available are:  

  • our new V.S.O.P brandy "Lady of the Cask"
  • Kirsch – cherry spirit
    (fruit brandy) 
  • Pear Williams (digestive spirit, apres-ski)
  • Apricot Spirit (digestive spirit, apres-ski)
  • Skinny Gewürztraminer
    (like Grappa, Raki, or Marc)
  • Aged Skinny Syrah
    (reminiscent of Scotch) 

 Liqueurs currently available are
Cherry Liqueur and
our famous Maple Liqueur.  




Did you know?

Maple Leaf Spirits is distilling for almost 40 BC wineries who make fortified wines or Ports.