5th annual Christmas Open House Dec. 2 & 3

Our Customers and Neighbours Appreciation event is on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, from 2 – 6 pm.
We invite you to enjoy Anette's traditional Christmas treats, and Jorg's award winning products.
Our special guests will be the Volunteers with the South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Network.
The federal, provincial governments and local First Nations announced a re-commitment to creating a national park reserve in the South Okanagan. Please join us and see what they are planning!

     

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.

New Peach-liqueur is available

We are so excited to have the Peach liqueur again for sale!

 

Join us in our tasting room, sample it and you will find a truly beautiful peach flavour, in Peach City Penticton, released for the 70th Peach festival.
It is delicious as is, on the rocks, in Martinis or Bellinis, on ice cream etc., like our Cherry Liqueur and Maple Liqueur. 

Our friend Alex suggests this cocktail recipe for a warm summer evening:

1 1/2 oz Peach Liqueur,
1 1/2 oz Vodka,
1 juice of 1/2 lemon,
1/3 oz simple syrup.
decorate it with a slice of peach or a mint leaf.

 

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.

Cruising the KVR with Hoodoo Adventure Co.

What's your next adventure in Penticton? This article from Joanne Blaine in The Toronto Star recommends the Hoodoo Adventure Company Spirited Brews Cruise, which includes a glorious bike ride along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, with stops at Maple Leaf Spirits Inc, Old Order Distilling Company, Bad Tattoo Brewing and Cannery Brewing.

Watch this video:   Cycling above Naramata with Hoodoo Adventure Co.’s Spirited Brews Cruise

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