The Liberty Distillery

1494 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3S6 - 604 558 1998

TASTING ROOM - Sun - Sat 11 – 9
Happy Hour - Mon-Thurs 3 – 6

Our adventure in spirit-making began in early 2010 when the home for The Liberty Distillery was secured and the names TRUTH, TRUST & ENDEAVOUR were trademarked. It would be four years of construction and meetings with government offices before final approval, but we would not be deterred.

Since our official opening, The Liberty Distillery on Granville Island has been offering Vancouver’s first hand-crafted, premium spirits made from 100% BC organic grain.

Authenticity, quality and heritage are the heart of The Liberty Distillery’s philosophy. We wish to celebrate and pay homage to the venerated traditions of distilling, so our spirits are fermented and distilled onsite following exacting recipes. We perfect each batch by meticulously controlling every step – from the fermentation of our selected organic grains to manually ‘making the cuts’ during the triple distillation process in our customized handmade copper stills, crafted by German Master Christian Carl.

We’re passionate about our craft; creating traditional yet unique spirits that provoke the senses, spark the imagination and seduce the most discerning palates, while reflecting the history of Vancouver and the natural beauty of British Columbia. We’ve found a perfect fit amongst the diverse offerings of Granville Island and we strive to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible in all aspects of our spirit production.

In many cultures history is taught through storytelling. The Liberty Distillery passes on tradition, knowledge, and education with its own form of storytelling. We invite you to step back in time to gather with your friends at our 110 year-old Saloon Bar to taste and socialize. Relax and enjoy… our hospitable team and Master Distiller will make you feel at home while educating you on the nuances of fine hand-crafted spirits.

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Truth Vodka

Our hand crafted vodka made from 100% Organic BC-grown wheat, is carefully fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to our copper stills. After a minimum of three distillations to ensure the highest level of purity the spirit is chill-filtered with activated charcoal to give a smooth, full-mouth feel. rounded character. With the purest BC Grain and the cleanest BC coastal mountain water, the finished spirit is supremely smooth, clean and lightly sweet.

The ‘Hearts’ cut begins with a refined wheat character that quickly evolves into gentle notes of vanilla, then gradually gains complexity with a clean, fresh finish.

Brilliantly clear. Gentle aromas of vanilla, nougat and citrus. Silky, dry, medium body with a long lasting creamy and delicate finish. Extremely clear, smooth and long lasting.

 
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Endeavour Origins - Fourth Edition (limited release) 

Produced once per year during harvest, Endeavour Origins Gin is Liberty’s version of a West Coast Traditional Dry Style Gin. The foundation is 100% Organic BC triple-distilled wheat spirit. Using a botanical gin basket, a blend of (25) BC botanicals are then slowly infused during distillation in our single copper pot still. The result is a gin with a polished, long-lasting, and smooth finish; perfect for sipping or creating your own traditional gin cocktail.

The “Heart” cut begins with a dominant core of juniper and Cypress pine. It evolves to a wild berry character to finish with an elaborate bouquet of coastal aromas. 

A glimmer of BC in every glass, Endeavour Origins is an interesting journey and exploration through the subtle, delicate but distinctive flavours the West Coast of BC has to offer.

On the nose, Endeavour Origins presents multiple layers of aromas. A compelling gin it is distinctive with bright forest notes underpinned with (10) wild botanicals on a solid BC juniper base.

On the palate, juniper is first detected followed by a delicate interplay of spice and aromatic botanicals providing intrigue and complexity. It finishes with a hint of mint leading to a smooth, seamless and lingering finish.

Extremely supple and easy to drink on its own, when blended it creates a fascinating and delicious cocktail.

 

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Railspur No. 1

Made from 100% BC organic barley, Railspur No. 1 White is our single pot, triple-distilled, unaged barley based grain spirit (aka white “whiskey”). Most white “whiskey” (white lightning, moonshine, white dog) uses a base of corn or sugar, often resulting in what can be perceived as a “rough” tasting spirit. The Liberty Distillery, however, takes pride in creating an artisan spirit that has an amazing ‘mix-ability’ factor, with a clean and pure finish that is distinct and complex.

Aromas of butterscotch, cacao bean and caramel punctuate the nose. The finish has a soft, yet dignified, white chocolate character.

Clear. It has a complex bouquet of rich barley, bees wax and honeycomb. On the palate it is instantly mouth filling with a full-bodied honey and graham cracker character. At 47%, it has a powerful long finish with warm caramel nuances. It is the perfect base for full-flavoured cocktails and delicious when sipped on its own.

 
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Trust Whiskey Single Cask Burgundy (limited release) 

TRUST Whiskey begins with 100% organic hull-less unmalted barley grown in Armstrong, British Columbia. It is triple-distilled in our handmade CARL single copper pot still. For just shy of four years, it has been quietly resting in mature 220-litre French white Burgundy barrels to slowly gain character, complexity and colour.

Aromas of butterscotch, cacao bean and caramel punctuate the nose. The finish has a soft, yet dignified white chocolate character.

On the nose, TRUST Single Cask – Burgundy presents a white chocolate and marzipan character married with robust barley notes. The mid-palate is rich, full and intense with cocoa, caramel and underlying fruit. At 42% alc./vol. the finish has a powerful concentration that is silky smooth and lingers on and on.

Truth Vodka Distillers Edition

Inspired by our love for clean, pure spirits and a recipe dating back to 1842, Distiller’s Reserve – TRUTH vodka is distilled in small batches from 100% Organic BC Oats. Triple-distilled using our copper pot stills and 16-plate rectification column, we intentionally use only the Hearts of the ‘Hearts’ when making the ‘distiller’s cuts’ for TRUTH. This ensures the highest level of purity while maintaining the exquisite flavour. The spirit is chill-filtered with activated charcoal to give a smooth, full-rounded character. Infused with BC coastal mountain water, the finished spirit is smooth and clean. The perfect base for a classic Martini or a lively cocktail.

The “Hearts” cut begins with a distinct oat character that subtly evolves to showcase delicate nutty notes with a hint of vanilla, and gradually gains complexity with a clean long-lasting finish.

Sips Northwest 2017 - GOLD

 
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Endeavour Old Tom

Endeavour Old Tom Gin begins with our 100% organic BC triple-distilled wheat spirit. (10) traditional botanicals are slowly infused during re-distillation in our single copper pot still. The gin is then further macerated with a blend of (5) additional local and traditional botanicals before resting in 220-litre French Oak barrels for several months, to slowly gain character, complexity and colour.

On the nose there is a subtle nuance of juniper with rich wood tones. On the palate the flavours of berries and spice are fully integrated to create a well-rounded spirit.

Endeavour Old Tom is a taste of history based on records dating back to the 1850’s. It is a full-flavoured, full-bodied, mahogany-coloured gin with a rich, intense nose. On the palate there is a pronounced spicy fruitcake character with notes of juniper, mint, orange blossom and mulberry, all intertwined with the oak to produce a mouth filling assortment of enticing flavours. The finish is long, powerful, spicy and compelling.

Liberty’s Old Tom will delight adventurous gin enthusiasts; Old Tom is the gin for Whiskey Lovers.

SIP Northwest 2016 - GOLD
SIP Northwest 2015 - SILVER
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016 - BRONZE
Vancouver International Spirits Competition 2016 - WINNER

 
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Railspur No. 2 Wildflower Honey (limited release) 

Railspur No. 2 White is our single pot triple-distilled unaged grain spirit (aka white “whiskey”) made from 100% BC organic barley with an infusion of Chilliwack River Valley Wildflower Honey. Most white “whiskey” (white lightning, moonshine, white dog) use a base of corn or sugar resulting in a ‘rough’ tasting spirit. The Liberty Distillery, however, takes pride in creating an artisan spirit that has an amazing ‘mix-ability’ factor with a rich and pure honey finish that is powerfully complex.

The ‘Hearts’ cut begins with rich notes of butterscotch, cacao bean and caramel. The finish has a complex character of white chocolate.

Clear. It has a complex bouquet of rich barley, bees was and honeycomb with hints of clover. On the palate, it is instantly mouth-filling with a full-bodied honey and graham cracker character. At 45%, it has a powerful long finish with warm caramel nuances. A perfect base for coffee drinks, full-flavoured cocktails and delicious when sipped on its own.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - SILVER
BC Distilled 2016 - BEST UNAGED WHISKEY
Sip Northwest 2016 - BRONZE

 
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Trust Whiskey Single Cask Madeira (SOLD OUT)

TRUST Whiskey begins with 100% organic hull-less unmalted barley grown in Armstrong, British Columbia. It is triple-distilled in our handmade CARL single copper pot still. For (3) years, it has been quietly resting in mature 220-litre Madeira barrels to slowly gain character, complexity and colour.

Aromas of butterscotch, cacao bean and caramel punctuate the nose. The finish has a soft, yet dignified white chocolate character.

On the nose, TRUST Single Cask shows lemon drop, Christmas cake and spice with a hint of vanilla. The palate is full-bodied with a base of warm barley grain, almond, and a whisper of white chocolate. At 42% alc./vol. the finish has a robust concentration that is super smooth and lingers on.

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Endeavour Gin

Endeavour Gin is a versatile London Dry Style Gin. It begins with our 100% Organic BC triple-distilled wheat spirit. An elaborate blend of (10) traditional botanicals (selected for their essential oil content) are slowly infused during re-distillation in our single copper pot still. The result is a gin with a clean, fresh, long lasting, and smooth finish; perfect for preparing classic G&T’s, or sipping a martini.

The ‘Hearts’ cut begins with dominant notes of juniper that are quickly balanced with hints of grapefruit and lemon. The finish is lengthened by lingering liquorice and spiced pepper.

On the nose, Endeavour is very complex. It is a compelling gin with bright floral notes underpinned with savoury botanicals on a solid juniper base. On the palate, juniper is first detected which is quickly followed by the subtle interplay of citrus, aromatic botanicals, and lightly brushed with hints of peppery Paradise Seed. Alchemy leads to a seamless, smooth, and lingering finish. Extremely supple and easy to drink on its own; when blended it creates an intriguing cocktail that will delight.

BC Distilled 2014 - 1st GIN

Seattle's Ginvintational 2014 - BC BEST GIN

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Endeavour Pink

Inspired by a classic gin cocktail made fashionable in the mid-19th century, Endeavour Pink Gin begins with our triple-distilled, 100% Organic BC wheat spirit. An aromatic blend of (18) botanicals were slowly infused during re-distillation in our single copper pot still. These botanicals were carefully selected for their bouquet, consistency and colour.

The “Heart” cut begins with dominant floral notes with undertones of wild rosehips, then slowly evolves to finish with delicate aromas of wild rose.

A compelling complex gin with rose and citrus notes. A variety of wild hip rosehips are combined with a juniper base to produce a stunning all-natural Pink Gin.

On the nose, Endeavour Pink presents delicate notes of floral rose and framboise. Traditional gin botanicals of juniper, coriander and citrus peel follow, and finishes with an intriguing hint of star anise.

On the palate, this is a forthright gin. It pushes the botanicals forward leading to a smooth, lingering finish. Powerful, yet easy to drink on its own; when blended it creates a bright, refreshing cocktail. Its beautiful vibrant pink colour will charm all, and at full naval strength (47% alc./vol) will excite gin enthusiasts everywhere.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 -BRONZE

 
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Railspur No. 3 Spiked (limited release)

Railspur No. 3 Spike begins with 100% organic BC barley and triple-distilled in our single copper pot still; it is then barrel-aged for just under one year in used 220-litre Bourbon barrels to slowly gain character, complexity and colour. Inspired by the unique spirits indigenous to other countries, Railspur No. 3 Spike is a twist on traditional whiskey. Not having met the mandatory three year mark, this young (almost) “whiskey” is drawn from barrel early to create a mouth-filling assortment of flavours.

 the nose, richness from the Bourbon barrel is revealed flirting with the young barley-based spirit. On the palate, subtle flavours of vanilla, caramel, and cacao bean present themselves, culminating in a lingering graham cracker finish.

Railspur No. 3 Spike has a complex aroma of barley, wood and spice. It is a full-flavoured, full-bodied amber-coloured “whiskey” with a rich, intense nose. It will astonish your palate with nuances of vanilla, sarsaparilla and flavours of dried fruit. At 45% alc./vol., one sip reveals an intricate bouquet of with a smooth, muscular body and a powerful long finish that will engage all spirit aficionados, masters of mixology, and those who dare.

 
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Trust Whiskey Single Grain (limited release) 

TRUST Whiskey begins with 100% organic hull-less unmalted barley grown in Armstrong, British Columbia. It is triple-distilled in our hand-made CARL single copper pot still. For (3) years, it has been quietly maturing in once-used 220-litre Bourbon barrels to slowly gain character, complexity and colour.

Aromas of butterscotch, cacao bean and caramel punctuate the nose. The finish has a soft, yet dignified white chocolate character.

On the nose, TRUST offers complex and layered aromas of gentle spice and caramel. The palate is well-rounded and full with sweet spice, warm malt, and a touch of wood. Hints of almond and walnut intermingle, while barley grain notes showcase the bouquet with a very pleasant, mouth-filling body. The finish is super smooth with a lingering fade of vanilla and honey.