We just won multiple medals at the Sip Northwest Spirits Competition

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition
Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards

Penticton, BC: Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state.

“I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here on the bench with Okanagan ingredients, have been recognized among a wide variety of international spirits,” says master distiller Jorg Engel. “To win two double-golds is really amazing.”

A double-gold winner, Pear Williams, is a fruit brandy made with Bartlett pears. An “eau-de-vie” style spirit it has a clean, aromatic fruit flavour that respects the essence of the local pears used in the distilling process. It is reminiscent of the Williams pear, considered one of the most precious European fruits.

The other double-gold winner is one of Canada’s first cognac-style spirits: Lady of the Cask. Hand-crafted in small batches, it is made with grapes and aged for six years in premium French barrels giving it a rich butterscotch aroma, a golden amber colour, and exceptionally smooth taste.

“When visitors come to the tasting room and try the Lady of the Cask, they are so impressed with this brandy,” says Anette Engel, Jorg’s wife and business partner. “It is wonderful to see people from our locals to people coming here for the first time discover the quality of brandies and liqueurs made in the Okanagan.”

A popular bottle, the Maple Liqueur is a combination of Kirsch, a cherry-based spirit, and real Canadian maple syrup. A gold medal winner at Sip Northwest, it is great with fresh fruit, on ice or as special treat in “Canadian Coffee”. It can also surprise Thanksgiving dinner guests enhancing dessert, says Anette.

A silver medal was awarded to Cherry Liqueur, made with South Okanagan cherries, and great with ice cream or chocolate.

Maple Leaf Spirits uses a traditional German copper potstill for its products, sticking to European traditions. Jorg and Anette moved to Canada from Germany in 2001 and are proud to bring their award-winning skills to the growing spirits culture in British Columbia.

ABOUT MAPLE LEAF SPIRITS

Pioneers in craft distilling in Penticton, BC since 2005, Jorg and Anette Engel are proud to offer award winning spirits and liqueurs handcrafted from Okanagan grown fruit, grapes and wine. Maple Leaf Spirits distills fine spirits from wine and lees following the European tradition of making grappa, tresterbrand and marc. Their fruit liqueurs celebrate fresh sun ripened Okanagan fruit, and are great as a lovely sweet treat or to enhance your dessert or cocktail. Visit the tasting room on the Naramata Bench at 948 Naramata Road.

For further information about Maple Leaf Spirits, contact:
Anette Engel, 250-493-0180 | anette@mapleleafspirits.ca

Thank you to Allison Markin, All She Wrote Consulting, for writing this media release!

Fall Wine Festival September 29 – October 8: Awakening Spirits at our distillery

For the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival 2017 we offer daily special treats at our tasting room overlooking the beautiful Naramata Bench.
Pioneers in Craft Distilling in Penticton since 2005, we offer award winning spirits, fruit brandies and liqueurs all handcrafted from Okanagan fruit, grapes and wine. Enjoy daily special treats inspired by European traditions and try new recipes.

Okanagan Wine Festival at Maple Leaf Spirits

Join us for the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival: Exploring Spirits with Master Distiller Jorg Engel May 3 – 6:

Experience a private tasting with Master Distiller and owner Jorg Engel of Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton. Enjoy a tour of the craft distillery including a tasting of soon to be released products. We offer European style hors d'oeuvres with each spirit, fruit brandy or liqueur.  Book your ticket early as this event is only open to 10 lucky ticket holders per day!
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – $38.00 (all incl)

Support Local & Win Big with the Penticton Chamber of Commerce

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You can now win
2 Full Tournament Packages to the Western Canada Cup,
April 29 – May 7, 2017
or a Deluxe Gift Basket, courtesy of the Penticton Chamber of Commerce.

How?

Every $25 spent at Maple Leaf Spirits (or other member businesses) earns you an entry Ballot.
Show your receipt to the Penticton Chamber of Commerce on 102 Ellis Street in Penticton to enter to win! For more info contact them at 778-476-3111.

lots of events with Maple Leaf Spirits this spring!

Upcoming events with Maple Leaf Spirits:

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!

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We are traveling again to see our friends and customers east of Penticton: The Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club’s 18th Annual Wine Festival is on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  This festival is held at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at Castlegar Canadian Tire, at Oglow's and Bubblees.

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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!

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The 2nd Annual East Kootenay Distillery Festival will be hosted at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on Saturday April 22nd 2017. Featuring liquor tastings, decadent appetizers, local art displays, and an after party all located in our cozy mountain lodge.

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Join us for the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival: Exploring Spirits with Master Distiller Jorg Engel May 3 – 6:

Experience a private tasting with Master Distiller and owner Jorg Engel of Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton. Enjoy a tour of the craft distillery including a tasting of soon to be released products. We offer European style hors d'oeuvres with each spirit, fruit brandy or liqueur.  Book your ticket early as this event is only open to 10 lucky ticket holders per day!
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – $38.00 (all incl)

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Visiting Penticton May 18 to 22, 2017 for the 20th anniversary Meadowlark Nature Festival?

We will host "En Plein Air painting" with Loraine Stephanson as part of the festival on May 21 from 11am – 4pm. Loraine Stephanson (MFA Painting and Art History) has taught painting at the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria. Enjoy a day of painting outdoors on our patio, followed by a tasting at Maple Leaf Spirits! ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!

Chilliwack Distillery Festival a great success

The Fraser Valley Distillery Festival was hosted by the Chilliwack Music School as a fundraiser for their music program.

We enjoyed the very well organized event.

You now find our Pear Liqueur, Cherry Liqueur, Maple Liqueur and Kirsch (cherry spirit) at Sardis Liquor Store on 45610 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack.

Lots of guests enjoyed our "Cherry Berry Cocktail" made from 1 part Cherry Liqueur, 1 part Kirsch and 2 parts cranberry juice. Shake it on ice and serve it with a Montmorenzy cherry.

Thank you all for your support! 

Chilliwack Music Festival Jan. 2016  bottle image

Maple Coffee w Silver Green Tourism 

 

 

January 21: Rotary Palette of Penticton

The Penticton Rotary Club is inviting this Saturday to their new fundraising event called "Palette of Penticton". It will be held at the Seniors Drop In Centre on South Main St. from 7 – 9pm, January 21.
We will be showcasing 6 wineries, 6 restaurants, 2 breweries, 2 distilleries including Maple Leaf Spirits Inc, and various artists. Art will be sold by live and silent auction while you mingle and enjoy some sips and bites. See any member of the Rotary Club of Penticton to pick up tickets. Tickets are $35 each. Your ticket includes 3 sampling tickets to be used for either a beverage or a bite. Additional sampling tickets will be for sale at the event.

 

Lots of upcoming distillery events in Penticton and Vancouver

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!