Category: Spirits

SPARROW RUM AWARDED DOUBLE GOLD BY 2019 SIP AWARDS

Sparrow Rum is Central City Brewers & Distillers’ latest spirit to win Double Gold in international competition. At the 2019 Sip Awards, Sparrow Rum won the top accolade of Double Gold, while the Queensborough Omakase Japnese Style Gin won a Gold Medal. This is the second award for Sparrow Rum, with a previous Silver in
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Central City’s Innovative Spirits Win at 2019 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition

Central City Brewers & Distillers spirit portfolio may be best known for the internationally acclaimed Queensborough Gin and Lohin McKinnon Whisky brands, but its innovation spirits portfolio is gathering great acclaim. At the 2019 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, two of Central City’s lesser known products took silver medals against a fierce group of competition. Sparrow Aged Rum and
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LOHIN MCKINNON WHISKIES WIN MULTIPLE MEDALS AT 2019 CANADIAN WHISKY AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SURREY, BC – Central City products have won an impressive 4 medals at the Canadian Whisky Awards. Lohin McKinnon Whiskies won 3 awards and the whisky based Peeled Orange liqueur was also awarded a medal. As one of the most recognized whisky awards in North America, Central City is very proud to
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Lohin McKinnon Whisky Club Launch Party

On November 21st celebrate the launch of the Lohin McKinnon Whisky Club at the Red Racer Taphouse on Beatty Street in Vancouver! Enjoy two new spirits from Central City: Lohin McKinnon Tequila Barrel Finished Whisky and Sparrow Rum. Hear from Gary Lohin about the two new spirits and enjoy a special tasting of the spirit sampling flight. Be one
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The Barrel Lohin Mckinnon Whisky Barrel Aged Coffee

Guest post by Bean Around The World Coffee A collaboration with Central City Brewers + Distillery and Bean Around The World Coffee Friends don’t let friends miss an opportunity for creative genius, and we have friends to thank for this month’s innovative brew. The folks at Central City Brewers + Distillers – who have been
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Canada’s First Japanese Style Gin Queensborough Omakase

We are extremely proud to be able to offer Canada’s first Japanese style gin Queensborough Omakase Japanese Style gin! Omakase, referring to the Japanese expression for chef’s choice, is a reference to our distiller’s selection of Japanese botanicals. Sansho pepper, yuzu lemon, cherry blossoms and Japanese tea add to traditional gin botanicals to create a citrus
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LOHIN MCKINNON CREATES A CHOCOLATE MALT WHISKY AND A PEATED WHISKY

SURREY, BC – Lohin McKinnon has released two new seasonal whiskies, Lohin McKinnon Chocolate Malt Whisky and Lohin McKinnon Peated Whisky! The two new expressions of Lohin McKinnon build on the previous success of the small batch seasonal whisky program. Notably the Canada 150th Anniversary Barley and Rye Lightly Peated Whisky won the Award of
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