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Mother’s Day Specials At The Distillery

Moms are the best! So, we’re celebrating them on Mother’s Day (May 11) with two specials to treat moms well at the Roots and Wings Distillery.  

All mothers (and the women accompanying them) will receive a free tasting of our spirits AND you can raise a toast to moms with our Mother’s Day featured cocktail – The Ginger Rose – in The Drinkery.  This refreshing tipple, featured at $9, is made with our Jackknife Gin mixed with cardamom rose syrup from Organic Fair and ginger beer syrup from Rootside.

Mother’s Day is extra special for us now that Baby Lewis is in our family. With three children in a busy household, we get how time is precious.  And so, delight the special ladies you love by spending time together.  Make it memorable and different with a feast for the senses on an outing through Langley’s Circle Farm Tour and drop by to visit us at #21 stop for our Mother’s Day specials.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

Time Posted: May 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Visit Us At Local Farmers Markets

Come visit Roots and Wings Distillery at a local farmers market near you in the Lower Mainland!  A full range of our farm-grown-and-distilled spirits is available for free tastings and for sale. Pop by and we’ll help you discover our locally crafted vodka, gin, whiskey and their special expressions or infusions. You can find our stand at various Fraser Valley markets, including Agassiz, Cloverdale, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Langley, Fort Langley, Port Moody, and Burnaby.  Check our events calendar for dates and locations!

Support and Buy Local BC

Experience these markets to find a farm-fresh community spirit and to pick up in season produce and locally raised or hand-made products. There’s a cornucopia of culinary choices - from artisan cheeses, honey and preserves to beer, wine and spirits.  Chat directly with small growers and producers, like ourselves. Enjoy open-air shopping and be prepared to take home a variety of unique goods and regional flavours.  Thank you for shopping, eating and drinking local!

Time Posted: Apr 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Langley Libations Tour - June 23, 2019



The popular Langley Libations Tour returns this June! Save the date - June 23, 12 to 6 pm - and join the fun to check out the diversity and craftsmanship of artisan liquor beverages in Langley, including Roots and Wings Distillery.

Tickets are $10 and include samples, food and live music at the four locations and entries into door prizes! Buy tickets here.

Participating Locations:

Sip and savour Langley’s top craft spirits, beers, ciders, and honey wine:

Roots and Wings Distillery – Sample our micro distillery’s spirits made from our own homegrown farm ingredients.  Enjoy sweet treats from Cake 97 and kick it up with Meat Draw’s live Rock n’ Roll music.

Fraser Valley Cider Company – Sample handcrafted ciders made using traditional techniques and freshly pressed BC Apples with complimentary appetizers prepared by Chef Adrian Beaty.

Trading Post Brewing Company - Sample craft beer with fresh inventive flavours, along with appetizers prepared by the brewery’s Fort Langley eatery while soaking up live music.

Fentina Lente Winery & Meadery – Sample limited-edition eco-conscious honey wines made with a modern twist on the ancient art of mead.  Catch some live music, and tasty treats from the German Pizza Co.

You choose where to start and where to go next! Grab your tasting glass and passport at your first stop on the tour, then head to the other three locations to collect all four stamps on your passport! Drop off your completed passport at your final stop to be entered into a grand prize draw of a drink fridge full of libations from each participating vendor!

Needa ride? Add on a shuttle ticket for $15 and hop-on-and-hop-off at all 4 locations. Shuttles will be running continuously throughout the day.

More details at langleylibationstour.ca


Langley Libations Tour 2018 photographs by Kathy Mak.

Time Posted: Apr 12, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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New Distillery Cocktail Menu


Our Distillery’s Tasting Room just got tastier! We’re beyond excited to launch our first cocktail menu, adding drinks and light snacks to our unique tasting room experience. And, the tasting room is now officially called The Drinkery!

To kick things off, we’ve designed and curated six tantalizing cocktails for you to explore a medley of flavours that are freshly crafted on-site with our artisan spirits. Prepare to be immersed in the true field-to-glass vibe at our micro distillery!  Our playful menu of tipples currently features:
 

Cocktail aficionados will fall in love with The Vital Dame, made with our award-winning Vital Vodka and mixed with Campari, Organic Fair turmeric and lemongrass, and lemon juice.

Celebrate being young, like our Rebel whiskey with the Pie On The Stoop, combining Sidekick, Green Chartreuse, lime juice, cloudy Apple juice, and Mt. Fiji bitters. 

For coffee lovers, get an extra boost from the Caffe del Mattino, made with our coffee-infused vodka - Double Vice, paired with Mia Amata and chocolate bitters.

Aptly named, the Dirty Renegade kicks up a martini game with our horseradish-infused vodka – Renegade, married with Sourback cocktail brine and garnished with smoked olives. 

Let the game BE GIN! Cool Cucumber Caesar is our cheeky take on a rad Caesar done differently, that is - with our Jackknife Gin combined with Walter Caesar mix and garnishes.

Cinnamon and honey make everyone happy, but especially when they’re infused in a whiskey and enjoyed as a Sidekick Sour.  Our Sidekick is buddied up with freshly squeezed lemon juice and our own barreled aged maple syrup.
 

Which cocktail will become your personal favourite?  This is a start, and the cocktail program at the Drinkery will rotate seasonally.

While you’re sitting back enjoying cocktails at our distillery, we now also serve some light bites, including a meat and cheese plate, assorted olives and spiced nuts. With the revamped tasting room and new cocktail menu, we’re ready to surprise and delight all our visitors! So, gather your tribe and drop by on the weekends between 12-5 pm. Sample spirits, stock up on your favourite bottles, and kick back with some cocktail and bites at the Drinkery!

And, we welcome inquiries from anyone interested in a unique venue for private events! 

Left to right: The Vital Dame, Pie On The Stoop, Cool Cucumber Caesar, Dirty Renegade, Sidekick Sour and Caffe del Mattino. 

Time Posted: Mar 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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February 22, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Find Our Spirits Behind The Bar At These Restaurants

It’s time to close your laptops and make plans to socialize out with creative cocktails paired with a satisfying meal! Allow us to steer you in the right direction with recommendations of spots to hit up when you long to have a night out, while following the flavours you love with our spirits.

Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quaint local joint, these top-notch establishments below not only serve up great food but their library of distilled bottles include Roots and Wings Distillery products.  Their talented bartenders can style up any classic or complex cocktails teamed with our spirits. Even if you don’t know what you’re in the mood for, they’ll figure it out.

These are the current restaurants that carry our spirts behind the bar for your craft cocktail enjoyment. We especially love that they support local and know you will too! If we’re not in your favourite dining spot, then please let us know as we'd be happy to reach out to new locations or please let them know you’d like us to be there! 

Saba Café and Bistro (23343 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley)

Fortitude (190, 9220 Glover Road, Fort Langley)

Trading Post Eatery (9143 Glover Road, Fort Langley)

Morgan’s Bistro (160 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs)

Lakeside Beach Club (4131 Columbia Valley Rd, Cultus Lake)

Little Brother ( 33758 Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford)

Trading Post Brewing (3058 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford)

Curley Kale Eatery (5669 Vedder Road, Chilliwack)

Kingfishers Waterfront Pub and Grill (23840 River Rd, Maple Ridge)

Piva Modern Italian (787 Columbia Street, New Westminster)

Whiskey Six BBQ (826 Renfrew Street, Vancouver)

Barefoot Bistro (4121 Village Green, Whistler)

The Courtney Room (619 Courtney Street, Victoria)

Olo Restaurant (509 Fisgard Street, Victoria)

Clive's Classic Lounge (740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria)

If you want to purchase our spirits, please come by our distillery tasting room or purchase online conveniently via our website and we can ship spirits within British Columbia. You can also find a selection of our spirits at a private liquor store near you in British Columbia - see list.

Photograph by Danielle Campani, courtesy of Saba Cafe and Bistro (Fort Langley). 

Time Posted: Feb 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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February 15, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Distillery Tasting Room Reopens

The Roots and Wings Distillery's tasting room has reopened for the weekends! Thank you for your patience as we closed during January to update and refresh the interior in preparation for more products, new services, extra seating and tables.

How time flies! It was around this time two years ago that we opened our distillery with our first handcrafted batch of Vital Vodka. From there, everything just took off! Vital Vodka won the Bronze medal winner in the 2018 International SIP Awards and we launched five more new spirits - Double Vice, Renegade, Rebel, Sidekick, and Jackknife Gin - with various seasonal infusions in between. We've also participated in a multitude of events, worked with many community partners, and countless visitors have come to experience our craft distillery and enjoy our products which are now found in a long list of private liquor stores across B.C. We couldn't be more grateful for all the support! 

With increasing interest in our distillery and spirits, we're expanding and have received our AIP (approval in principal) for a lounge and special event endorsement; so, our tasting room will soon be more tasty and social once we start serving cocktails and canapes, as well as host more events. Stay tuned, we'll announce the launch of our lounge menu shortly!

Tasting room hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 5 pm. Drop by soon!

 

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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January 27, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Gift Boxes

As the month of love, February is a time to celebrate romance and Valentine’s Day! What would celebrating love be without a dreamy drink? This year, Cupid suggests that you surprise your sweetheart or sweetest friend with a unique cocktail themed gift box that includes all the ingredients to mix up drinks they’ll swoon over.  To help you raise a romantic toast, we are offering three Valentine’s Day cocktail gift boxes ranging between $50 to $102 which include bottles of spirits and mixing ingredients.

Add some spice to the celebration with a Dirty Renegade cocktail by mixing up our horseradish infused vodka – Renegade – along with brine of crock-cured-half-sours and gourmet smoked Sicilian olives.

Make it a juicy, red celebration with Sweet-Tart Crantini cocktail, shaken with our award-winning Vital Vodka, pure cranberry juice, and a balsamic vinegar of sultry Madagascar Vanilla and tangy Cara Cara oranges.

Say ‘I love you’ with luscious and rich flavours of coffee and chocolate in a Coffee Lover cocktail.  Warm their hearts with a combination of our coffee infused vodka – Double Vice, our bourbon barrel aged maple syrup – Great Eh, Republica Dark Angel Coffee, and chocolate bitters. This cocktail gift box comes complete with an assortment of chocolates and hot chocolate dunking spoons for some extra indulgence.

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or not, impress your crush or sweetie this month or for Valentine’s Day with one or all these cocktail themed gift boxes.  It will be love at first sip!

Dirty Renegade Cocktail Gift Box

Roots and Wings Distillery Renegade (Horseradish infused vodka) 375 ml
FUME-eh Smoked Castelvetrano Olives
Sourback Cocktail Brine
Price: $50.04 taxes included

Sweet-Tart Crantini Cocktail Gift Box

Roots and Wings Distillery Vital Vodka 750 ml
Olivia’s Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar 375ml
Black River Pure Cranberry Juice
Price: $81.08 taxes included

Coffee Lover Cocktail Gift Box

Roots and Wings Distillery Double Vice (coffee infused vodka) 375 ml
Roots and Wings Distillery Great Eh (Barrel Aged Maple Syrup) 375 ml
Assorted Chocolates
Hot Chocolate Dunking Spoons (Dark and Salted Caramel)
Republica Coffee Roasters Dark Angel coffee (French Dark Roast)
Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate bitters
Price: $102.28 taxes included

For gift boxes, please pre-order and prepay by email: red@rawstillhouse.ca or by telephone: 604 371-2268 before 12 PM on Fridays for pickup on Saturday or Sunday. For orders over $500 there is free delivery in the Fraser Valley. Happy Valentine's Day!

Time Posted: Jan 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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January 21, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

New Release - Renegade: Horseradish Infused Vodka

It's official! Our unique horseradish infused vodka - newly named and bottled as Renegade - is now available for your enjoyment and purchase from our Roots and Wings Distillery store (online and onsite at our Langley distillery tasting room) and select liquor stores throughout British Columbia.

Savoury cocktails have long been popular in Canada, especially as the ubiquitous Caesar was invented 50 years ago in our country.  But whether it's the Caesar or Bloody Mary, it's the requisites of vodka and the comfort of spice and heat that draw salty cocktail enthusiast to these drinks, not to mention all the fun add-on garnishes from maple bacon or smoked oysters to a plethora of pickled veggies! Inspired by a client's request and the opportunity to one-up the zesty cocktail game, we are pleased to create a unique horseradish-style vodka for all the folks that want a bit more zip in their sip!

Renegade (375 ml bottles) is now part of our family of spirits and is crafted in small batches with horseradish (sourced from a Fraser Valley farm) steeped in our Vital Vodka, made from our homegrown potatoes and corn. The name – Renegade - reflects its untamed nature, breaking away from the traditional sweet finish of vodka to deliver a layered profile of distinct earthy tones, a spike of heat and an aroma of fresh radish!

While this bold horseradish vodka is ideal for kicking up a spicy Caesar, Bloody Mary or Horseradish Sour, it's also great as a base for a Dirty Martini topped with smoked olives! If you’re adventurous - and we know you are - then try it out in your cooking, like a vodka cured salmon dish. Be a Renegade, break free from the norm!

Time Posted: Jan 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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November 28, 2018 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Cocktail Themed Gift Boxes For the Holidays

For the home mixologists or anyone that enjoys flavourful cocktails, gift them the joy of local artisan spirits - vodka, gin and whiskey - that we craft at our farm-distillery.  We also have a large selection of gift-worthy bar accessories at our tasting room shop. And, to make giving easier for you this holiday season we are offering 4 beautifully presented, cocktail themed gift boxes. Choose from the Caesar Cocktail Gift Box, Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Box, Cara Cara Crantini Cocktail Gift Box, and Coffee Nog Cocktail Gift Box - ranging from $75 to $128 which include bottles of spirits and mixing ingredients. 

Caesar Cocktail Gift Box

Vital Vodka 375 ml
Vital Vodka - infused with horseradish 375 ml
Walter Craft Caesar Mix
Pink pepper cocktail spice
Simply Delish Rimmer Spice
Refillable Tin for Rimmer
Price: $78.79 tax and bottle deposit included

Old Fashioned Cocktail Gift Box

Rebel 375ml
Cara Cara Balsamic Vinegar 375ml
Orange bitters
Paw Paws BC Grown cocktail cherries
Price: $120.75 tax and bottle deposit included

Cara Cara Crantini Cocktail Gift Box

Vital Vodka 750ml
Cranberry Juice
Cara Cara Balsamic Vinegar
Orange bitters
Chocolate 
Price: $112.44 tax and bottle deposit included

Coffee Nog Cocktail Gift Box

Double Vice Coffee Infused Vodka 375 ml
Dairy free Holiday Nog
Apple Pie rim spice 
Clove Additional cocktail spice
Price: $76.75 tax and bottle deposit included

For gift boxes, please pre-order and prepay via email: red@rawstillhouse.ca or telephone: 604 371-2268 before 12 PM on Fridays for pickup on Saturday or Sunday. For orders over $500 there is free delivery in the Fraser Valley. Happy gifting!

Time Posted: Nov 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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November 23, 2018 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Events During The Festive Season

'Tis the season to be merry and for gifting (or receiving)! From Christmas markets to workshops, please come visit us at the various events listed below - onsite at the distillery or offsite in the Lower Mainland - to taste, enjoy and/or shop unique gifts from Roots and Wings Distillery during this festive season! Be sure to check out our calender of events as we update it regularly.

Nov 24 & 25 Maan Farm Christmas Market
This market is about LOVE. Bring your special someone and enjoy our Mistletoe Scavenger Hunt and ornament making. 

Nov 29 Ladies Night Out In Cloverdale
Come visit us at Malary's Fashion Network ( 5755 176 St, Surrey) to sample and purchase Roots and Wings Distillery spirits during Cloverdale's Ladies Night Out!

Dec 1 & 2 Maan Farm Christmas Market
The Food + Wine Market features select vendors, including Roots and Wings Distillery, and food trucks for you to feast on! 

Dec 1 Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop at Roots and Wings Distillery
Join Fern Weft Fibre Art at Roots and Wings Distillery to learn how to make a macrame plant hanger while sipping on some of our delicious cocktails! This workshop will cover 4 knots that will be used to make a sturdy and decorative plant hanger. The price includes the rope, wood ring and beads, as well as a plant and pot!

Dec 14 - 16 Christmas In The Village - Fort Langely
This is the 4th Annual festival event and there will be fun activities for the whole family, including photos with Santa Claus and his Elves, live Christmas Music & Singing, Christmas Lights, 50 vendors presenting everything form Christmas Baking Special Foods & Spices, Christmas flowers & Home Decorations, custom jewelry, gifts, natural local sheepskin slippers, woolens for babies & adults, BC Craft wines, Spirits & beers, hot & spicy foods, and much more. 

Aside from events that we're attending or hosting, we'd love to see you at the distillery's tasting room and are open 12-5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays! See map.

Time Posted: Nov 23, 2018 at 3:15 PM