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VinePair - British Columbia Is Suddenly Awash In Craft Spirits. That’s Not an Accident.

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KEVIN GRAY

When British Columbia-based Victoria Distillers launched in 2008, its founders could count their local competition on one hand. At the time, nearly all of Canada’s spirit production was dominated by powerhouses like Canadian Club, Crown Royal, and Seagram’s.

“In the beginning, the price structure was prohibitive for small distilleries,” Peter Hunt, a molecular biologist turned president and master distiller of Victoria Distillers, says. “Because of the taxes, you needed economies of scale to make it successful.”

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