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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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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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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