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Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition;

Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards at the Sip Northwest Best of the Northwest Spirits Competion:

Pear Williams:     Double Gold in the category of Best Specialty Spirit
Lady of the Cask: Double Gold in the category of Best Brandy
Maple Liqueur:     Gold in the category of Best Dessert Liqueur
Cherry Liqueur:    Silver in the category of Best Fruit Liqueur

Read the full article on the TOTA Regional News Centre Page!


Cruising the KVR to Maple Leaf Spirits with Hoodoo Adventures

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


December 2 in the Vancouver Sun:

Cocktail pro Jon from Craft Corner Kitchen in Penticton created The Penticton Elixir cocktail, which is published in the Vancouver Sun.

He used local ingredients from Cannery Brewing Darkling Oatmeal Stout, Old Order Black Goat Vodka, Maple Leaf Spirits Maple Liqueur and Roch's Saint Q Real Maple syrup.

Jon has this drink on feature right now at Craft Corner Kitchen and it will be on feature for the month of December.


November 2016 in The Alchemist magazine:

Tutti Frutti : One of Western Canada's oldest distilleries is producing spirits made from sun ripened fruits. A story sure to raise your spirits and inspire the purchase of a liqueur or two! Written by Anya Levykh Food Girl Friday #HolidaySpirits Maple Leaf Spirits Inc

Food writer named Anya Levykh visited our tasting room in this summer. See what she wrote about our craft distillery!
Thank you, Anya!


September 2016 in the Seattle Times:

B.C. distilleries make the most of Okanagan’s orchards, and visitors are welcome

Thank you to Carol Pucci for visiting our distillery in September! Thank you for this very well researched article in the Seattle Times: about Okanagan craft distilleries!


September 2016: "Awakening Spirits overlooking the Naramata Bench"

Enjoy daily special treats inspired by European traditions and try new recipes. The boutique style tasting room is overlooking the beautiful Naramata Bench. Come and visit us for the Okanagan Wine Festivals September 29 – October 8, 2016

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December 2015: "Deutsche Auswanderer brennen Schnaps in Kanada"

Elisabeth Konstantinidis, TV-Redaktion Flying Media from Germany, visited Penticton in September 2015 for the GoMedia Conference. She published this video about our craft distillery:

It is in German, of course. Es ist auf Deutsch, natürlich.


August 24, 2015: "Cheers to the Okanagan Distilleries Evolution" by local writer Roslyne Buchanan:

Jorg and Anette Engel lead tasting in Maple Leaf Spirits original Penticton location. Photo: Roslyne Buchanan


The Spirit of Helping, August 10, 2015

We admire the work of Andrew Drouin​ and the volunteers of the South Okanagan Trail Alliance. It is an honour for us to support them with the donations collected in our tasting room in July 2015. Keep up the good work towards more year round outdoor recreation and trails around Penticton​.

Please read more here!


Penticton Western News, July 12, 2013:

Awakened Spirits


Feast of Fields annual fundraiser on a farmer's field. Experience the harvest, gourmet style.


Detours Magazine Winter 2012

Spirits of the Okanagan – Worldly Delights by Kat Tancock


Article in Spiegel Online Reise

Auswandern nach Kanada: Deutscher Wein und Schnaps in British Columbia
















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