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Bai tai cocktail made with Dragon Mist Baijiu

Eric Hanson Reviews Our Baijiu

Eric Hanson, wine educator, and contributor to Richmond News gives a great snapshot of the origins, nuances, and uses of Baijiu — the world’s most consumed spirit.

Eric tells us, “I was very fond of your Baijiu and found it very similar to Aquavit from Scandinavia. My paternal grandparents came from Sweden so I am very familiar with Aquavit so I had a natural inclination to like Baijiu.  Instead of caraway seeds, I noticed a fennel or licorice flavour, along with the wheat grains.  It was delicate, elegant, and very enjoyable! ”

Read his full article. Then give it a try — you can order online through November 6 and get free shipping anywhere in Canada.

Enjoy!

The Keefer Bar in Vancouver's Chinatown

World Baijiu Day

Keefer Bar serves contemporary apothecary cocktails in Vancouver’s Chinatown (Canada’s largest Chinatown). In celebration of World Baijiu Day, Keefer Bar will be serving Dragon Mist Baijiu shots and feature a Dragon Mist Baijiu cocktail on Thursday, August 9.
Keefer Bar won the BC Golden Plates award for the best bar/lounge & best restaurant for cocktails in 2015 & 2016.
The Keefer Bar is open 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM with happy hour from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Come in and help us celebrate!
135 Keefer Street 
Vancouver Chinatown
(604) 688-1961
St. George slaying the dragon

St. George’s Dragon!

Steve McVittie, president of the Royal Society of St. George, British Columbia Branch (SGSBC) is rallying supporters to have April 23 declared St. George Day. Newfoundland and Labrador currently celebrate the Monday closest to April 23 as a provincial holiday.

Steve would like to see the same happen here in BC.

While St. George is widely know as the dragon slayer, no one here at Dragon Mist Distillery will hold that against him.

In fact, to show our support of his initiative, Edith and Gary from Dragon Mist Distillery will be attending the “British Invasion” St. George Day Celebration, April 21, 2018 at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 100 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC.

Sherry will also attend New Westminster Farmers Market 11am to 3pm, and Don will be at the Haney farmers Market, Saturday, April 21 (Earth Day) 9am to 2pm.

new still for dragon mist distillery

Our new still is here!

Exciting news! Our new still arrived from the factory. Renovations to accommodate this new beauty are nearly completed. It should be fully functional in February.

The kettle is 1,000 liters – double our current capacity, and this still can achieve a much higher alcohol content in the first pass. The higher the alcohol content, the lower the residual flavors from the mash. This results in a much more neutral flavor in the distilled spirits.

We then add distilled water to lower the alcohol content to the desired level. Flavors such as the botanicals for our gin are then re-introduced.

The end result will be a very clean, neutral flavored spirit.

And we’ll be able to greatly increase our capacity. So, drink up — there’s more to come!

Dragon Mist Baijiu profiled on World Baijiu Day

world baijiu day logo 2017Curious about Baijiu, or already a fan? If you haven’t already discovered the World Baijiu Day website, you need to visit.

They have a nice review of Dragon Mist Baijiu where we rub shoulders with Taizi and Vinn.

According to them, Baijiu producers beyond China are pretty rare, with Vinn in Portland and Taizi in Christchurch among the best examples. A relatively new Canadian brand called Dragon Mist Distillery in British Columbia seems a good candidate to join them.

Baijiu is the most-consumed spirit but little-known beyond China. World Baijiu Day aims to change that by teaming with venues, producers and consumers in dozen of cities on August 9.

The “beyond ganbei” has meant everything from baijiu-inspired cocktails, infusions and liqueurs to pizza, beer and chocolate to quizzes, classes and flights. More ideas here.

Globe & Mail gift guide recommendations

The Globe and Mail logoGlobe & Mail’s Alexandra Gill recommends some great holiday gift finds. And on her must-have list — Dragon Mist Baijiu! These distilled spirits are the most consumed liquor in the world.

Check it out: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/a-vancouver-gift-guide-for-the-foodies-in-yourlife/article33292866/?3

Once you’re hooked, find out where you can pick up your own bottle of one of the finest baijiu spirits you’ll ever have.

Cranberry Liqueur

cranberry liqueur from Dragon Mist DistilleryDeveloped for the 2016 Langley Cranberry Festival, our Cranberry Liqueur has become our best selling liqueur.

Once you try it you’ll understand why.

Use it in your next Cosmopolitan or Crantini instead of cranberry juice. Or just sip it straight-up or on the rocks. And when thanksgiving rolls around you can’t find a more suitable holiday aperitif than Dragon Mist Cranberry Liqueur.

Enjoy!

New products and new bottles

bottles-group-250In addition to our flagship product — Dragon Mist Vodka — we are perfecting Dragon Mist Baijiu (40% and 56% alc./vol.) and Dragon Mist Gin.

To celebrate the release of these new products, we have redesigned our Dragon Mist Vodka bottles and added the 3 new bottle designs to our product offering.

More ways than ever to enjoy Dragon Mist spirits! Watch for them coming soon!