Yesterday afternoon we ditched desk duty in favour of taste-testing a selection of shellfish paired alongside a sampling of spirits, and headed to Yaletown for some late afternoon nosh. Our destination? Long Table Distillery, Vancouver’s newest spot for spirits to open up shop.
We met up with media colleagues at the distillery for a few sips of their micro-distilled lineup of spirits that included their Long Table Gin and Vodka (made on-site in small batches).
In between sips, we were encouraged to sample from a variety of New Zealand oysters courtesy of 46 South Fish Co. – a naturally great pairing with spirits.
The Sales Director for 46 South Fish Co., Mark Urwin, took us through a duo of freshly shucked bivalves, explaining the differing flavours to note between each while sharing the story behind the New Zealand-based company. 46 South Fish Co. is a newly established seafood company that specializes in importing New Zealand seafood to North America (with an emphasis placed on sustainable fishing) and aims to compliment existing BC-based seafood by adding top quality variety year round.
In addition to spirits, the Long Table Distillery showcases and sells a variety of locally made products. We spied everything from URGE chocolate bars to Fentiman’s Soda (ensuring you’re cocktail-ready), bitters, specialty crackers, and a tasty looking Casear Mix (Walter All-natural Craft Caesar Mix).
If you’re in the area, the Long Table Distillery is definitely worth popping by. Drop in during their public visiting hours; reservations aren’t required and they host weekly G&T Fridays with a rotation of local food trucks serving up light bites (between 4pm and 9pm).
The Long Table Distillery is located at 1451 Hornby Street in Yaletown (near Beach Avenue).
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