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November 16, 2012
Long Table - A 1st Distillery for VancouverIn the photo: The Long Table team and friends hard at work putting the final touches on the distillery.
*(From the press release.)
Vancouver gets its first distillery in decades …
Vancouver’s first independent micro-distillery of local, handcrafted, small-batch spirits – Long Table Distillery – is opening its tasting room and sales centre to the public early December 2012 – just in time for holiday celebrations.
“It may be small, but Long Table Distillery is Vancouver’s first local distillery since the 50’s,” says Charles Tremewen, the founder and Distiller and a self proclaimed foodie. “The stunning copper pot still will be the heart of our business creating a unique collection of contemporary, West Coast inspired spirits such as gin, vodka and other apothecary style distilled beverages. We are using our hand-crafted recipes with a focus on local, natural and organic ingredients found here on the coast, such as hand picked wild juniper berries, wild ginger, fennel, spruce tips and a host of other botanicals.”
Long Table Distillery also sources it’s water locally, from British Columbia’s pristine Coast Mountain Range. For those botanicals not available locally, they will be acquiring them from fairly traded sources from around the world.
Tremewen, received his training in Artisan Distilling at Michigan State University. He has also enjoyed a long time connection with Vancouver’s natural and organic food and beverage industry as Product & Brand Manager for Nature’s Path Organic Foods and Director of Marketing for Salt Spring Coffee.
His work within the sustainability community has helped shape his business in this direction. Long Table Distillery Ltd. is located at 1451 Hornby Street, on the North slopes of False Creek – Just one block from the Granville Island ferry terminal (at the south terminus of Hornby Street), close to bus and bike routes and within a comfortable walking distance from the West End and Yaletown. They have lots of bicycle parking out front.
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