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Roots and Wings Distillery
November 29, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Distillery Gifts For Christmas

‘Tis the season for giving and nothing beats great cocktails or artisan spirits as gifts for the drink enthusiasts.  We’re here to help you check off your shopping bucket list and make spirits bright with unique distillery gifts for Christmas.  Want gifts with a WOW factor? Give them a creative cocktail-themed gift bucket, hand-crafted artisan spirits, Spirits Club membership or RAW Gift Certificate while shopping local this festive season! You’ll be spoilt for choices of gifts from our Distillery.

Stock is Changing Fast. Below are some suggestions and examples. 

Don’t hesitate to contact Email Us ( )  or come by.

Let us know what you would like and we can call or email you back with some ideas and finalize a custom gift basket for you.  

You can also call us at (604) 371-2268

We’ll help you create the perfect, personalized gifts!

Cocktail Themed Gift Buckets

For the aspiring home mixologists, surprise them with a cocktail-themed gift bucket so they can mix it up with a cool combination of spirits, mixing ingredients and recipes for the perfect cocktail. If you aren’t familiar with our distillery store, we offer a large selection of local syrups, tonics, salts, olives, bitters, and pickled accoutrements…practically every element one needs to create any cocktail. Here are just a few ideas:

For those that adore dirty martinis, we can make up a gift box with our Jackknife Gin and Fume-eh Gourmet smoked Olives from Port Moody along with some Sourback out of Nanaimo from Barrel House Brine.

For the Caesar lover, a gift box could include our Vital Vodka, Walter Caesar mix from Vancouver, along with pickled beans, spicy pineapple from Barrel House brine and Pacific-salted rimmer from Abbotsford’s Simply Delish spice market. And, our favourite way to top off an amazing Caesar is with a shot of Pineapple Habanero cordial from Frost Bite syrup company in Squamish. Trust us, it’s amazing!

For those craving the sweeter side of drinks, we have the Organic Fair syrups from Cobble Hill (Vancouver Island) as well as the Rootside ginger beer and tonic; both are regularly used in our cocktail menu. How about a Mule Gift Bucket using our specially infused Hops & Honey Vital Vodka with Roots and Wings Distillery’s copper mule mugs? Or, maybe an Eggnog Gift Bucket complete with our Double Vice, coffee-infused vodka! And then, there's the Sidekick Cider Gift Bucket with ginger beer and sweet apple cider? And back by popular demand is our bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup that can take a cozy cocktail to a whole new level! More great gift bucket examples below.

From smooth to sassy or sweet to savoury concoctions, we can make a gift box for it! Let us be your go-to distillery for gifting creative cocktail boxes!

Artisan Spirits Gift Buckets

Stock your giftee’s home bar with the gift of hand-crafted artisan spirits. Choose from our large selection of vodkas, whiskies, and gins (with a new flavour soon to be announced), and special or seasonal infusions. 

Why choose one bottle when you can gift a collection.  Make it a multi-bottled gift basket! Mix and match or we can theme the basket.  For the whiskey lover, they’ll thank you for their ultimate craft Whiskey Gift Bucket ($124 plus taxes) featuring the Roots and Wings Distillery’s Rebel, Sidekick, Johnny Handsome and Old Fashioned!  Vodka lovers will appreciate the Vodka Gift Bucket ($107 plus taxes), filled with our Double Vice - coffee-infused, Vital Vodka - hops & honey-infused, Renegade and Vital Vodka.

And, make it extra fun with boozy stocking stuffers. Spike up those stockings on the mantle or secret Santa exchanges with our spirits in 50 ml mini-bottles. Or give them the gift of choices with a gift certificate from the distillery.

The Gift Of A Spirits Club Membership

A Spirits Club membership can be the perfect gift for both the seasoned or budding drink appreciationados! Not only will you gift them the experience of craft spirits and cocktails, but they’ll also receive exclusive member perks (free tastings, discounts, offers, access to early releases or events) of the coolest distillery club in Greater Vancouver!    

For your giftee, you can choose from two Spirits Club programs - each delivering a guaranteed allocation. 

Surprise them with Craft Cocktails Membership to explore flavourful craft cocktails year-round. There are 4 automatic allocations per year and each craft cocktail box includes a bottle (375 ml) of craft spirit, a recipe and all the ingredients to create a signature cocktail that is specially designed for the club.

Gift them the finest craft spirits of Roots and Wings Distillery with the Distiller’s Choice membership. This program is expertly curated by our distiller.  There are 2 automatic allocations per year. Each spirits box includes 6 bottles (375 ml) of artisan spirits per box allocation that includes expressions of vodka, gin, whiskey, special infusions or releases.

Contact us or drop by soon to pick the best gift for your loved ones! We will be open normal business hours (Fridays to Sundays 12-5 pm) throughout December, except the Friday before Christmas.  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

Vodka Gift Bucket $107 plus taxes

Jingle Juice Gift Bucket $70.28 plus taxes

Sidekick Cider Gift Bucket $62.04 plus taxes

Eggnog Gift Bucket $55.65 plus taxes

Mule Gift Bucket $105.64 plus taxes

Roots and Wings Distillery
November 27, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Sip + Shop At The Distillery, Dec 12

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it the gift-giving pressure for your Santa list! Let us make it easy for you to find those unique gifts with some retail therapy accompanied by delicious craft cocktails.  Join us at the distillery for Sip + Shop, an evening of festive libations and shopping with local crafters on December 12th, 5 – 9 pm. Free admission, including a welcome drink. Oh, what fun!

For our 2nd annual Sip & shop at the distillery, our tasting room – The Drinkery – will be open with our menu of drinks and nibbles, plus we’ll have our own table of goodies as gift options.  And this year, there are more vendors in the line up, including:

Goat & Pebble is one of our returning artisans showcasing the creative genius - Molly Gray. She designs original artwork that you can use in everyday life from shirts to bags and cards, plus so much more!

Ravens Edge Design will be bringing back her custom tumblers with the sassiest sayings.  They'll be perfect for those naughty and nice folks on your list.

Gwendolyn’s Paradise is the bath bomb badass with her full bath and beauty line. These pampering items are perfect for stockings or to add to your personalized gift basket. Or, stock up for yourself…you deserve it!

Also returning is Boodles Cuddlers with her beautiful one-of-a-kind lap quilts, which are sure to warm up any giftee! We should know as we use ours every day.

New this year to the Sip + Shop are:

Custom Caps offer great caps, perfect for the little kids as well as the adult who is still a kid at heart. Lots of unique designs to keep your melon warm.

Coghlan Cottage Farm + Mercantile will be bringing their slow lifestyle store to the distillery. Trust us, you will want to get your hands on some of their lard and goat milk soap. As a new convert to her vegan bar shampoo and conditioner, we’re thrilled that they’re joining us for this event.

Potter and Crow Craft Coffee Roasters from New Westminster will be bringing out what we’ll all be needing on Friday morning, actually every morning - coffee coffee and coffee!

The Fort Finery features handmade jewellery. If you’ve been eying that pretty piece on their Etsy shop, then you’ll likely find it at our event.  Whether it’s for a special someone or yourself (as you’re pretty special), their jewellery may well be that extraordinary gift that you’re looking for!

Last, but certainly not least, is Oxford Ice Cream. Say what? ICE CREAM in December?!? Hear us out. Andrea of Oxford Ice Cream has made an ice cream with a little warmth - blending our new bourbon, Johnny Handsome, with some amaretto cherries. Yes, there will be samples and even better - you can buy a tub to take home!

Don’t shop and sip alone, bring your friends…because it’s the hap-happiest season of all to share! We are super excited for this year’s round up of local crafters and can’t wait to see all of you!

Roots and Wings Distillery
November 16, 2019 | Roots and Wings Distillery

Meat & Neat - Whiskey Tasting Event, Nov 22

Get to know our new and much anticipated bourbon style spirit – Johnny Handsome - paired with a menagerie of cured, spiced, herbed or smoked meats at our latest event, Meat & Neat, on November 22!

Back in 2017, we set aside some pure corn spirit (71% alc) in a new charred barrel and crossed our fingers that it would mature into a handsome young bourbon style spirit. Fast forward to today and it’s time to unveil our new whiskey. Johnny Handsome is ready to come out to play! He was a strong spirited lad at first, so we’ve mellowed him out a tad and brought him down to about 50% alc. Still, the whiskey is beautifully bold and best enjoyed neat or with a splash of water!

If there is one thing to pair with a handsome whiskey, it’s the savoury goodness of well-crafted meat cuts and cures.  Hence, we are hosting our first whiskey tasting event, Meat & Neat (November 22nd, 6 to 9 pm), and working with Graze and Cardamom to provide a charcuterie board for your grazing pleasure.

Along with the reveal of the Johnny Handsome spirit, we will also be previewing the not-yet-bottled Maple Bourbon and the rye whiskey (still aging in barrels) to be released in 2021. Enjoy the opportunity to get a first-hand look into what’s shaping up at the Roots and Wings Distillery!

Join us for this intimate and immersive pairing event! Limited tickets available. Ticket holders also get 10% off purchases. Tickets at Eventbrite.