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.
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!
Curious 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’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.
Developed 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.
Could Baijiu be the new Tequila? This excellent article by Alexandra Gill in the Alchemist answers this and other questions about the world’s most consumed spirits — Baijiu.
Find out what Henry Kissinger and Dan Rather had to say about baijiu; how it’s made — both traditional and more modern methods; and some of Sherry Jiang’s master distiller methods.
Cheers! or should I say “gangbei” (bottoms up)?!
In 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!
Come and sample Dragon Mist Vodka Saturday, May 10 at CBC Studios, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. We’re exhibiting along with over 2 dozen other exhibitors — including 17 BC and Yukon distilleries.
Find out what the best micro and craft distilleries are producing locally.
- Gin, Vodka, Whisky, Aquavit, Grappa, Brandy, Cassis, Liqueur, Eau de Vie, Absinthe, White Whisky, Schnapps and more …
- Bitters, Caesar mix, soda …
- Food by Grain Tasting Bar, Forage, Yaletown Distillery Bar, Edible Canada, and The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar
- No in-event ticketing – your entrance fee covers the tasting
The event runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more information, please visit: http://bcdistilled.ca/
Come and enjoy! See you there.
All of our wheat for Dragon Mist Vodka is supplied by the South Peace Grain Cleaning Cooperative in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
This farmers’ co-op was formed in 1963 to construct a seed cleaning facility for member producers. They built a new facility in 1987 and over the past 25 years has continually updated, modernized and improved its lineup of seed cleaning equipment. With up to date equipment in place and 50 years of experience, South Peace Grain is committed to providing excellent service and high product standards.
To find out more about where our BC wheat comes from please visit the South Peace Grain Cleaning Cooperative website.
Our bottles and shipping cases are here and we love them! It’s great to see designs progressing and look at mock-ups, but that excitement just doesn’t match receiving the real thing. We now have 60,000 bottles in inventory, ready to fill with our first batch of craft distilled vodka.
Thank you Design HQ, for the great job on bottle and package design.
Test batches have us, and our willing taste-testers, excited about our smooth, premium vodka, with just a hint of sweet grain flavour and aroma.
First batch of our new, craft-distillery certified vodka will be ready to bottle in about a month. We already have new customers patiently awaiting our first shipments. If you’d like to be on that list, please contact us and we’ll put some aside for you.