Wade Jarvis and Erryn Turcon recently started Bohemian Spirits

Regional News: Distillery boasts colourful spirits and flavours

There’s no shortage of ideas brewing in the East Kootenay for a smooth taste to toss down your gullet.

There’s no shortage of ideas brewing in the East Kootenay for a smooth taste to toss down your gullet.

Kimberley locals Wade Jarvis and Erryn Turcon recently opened Bohemian Spirits, a new craft distillery, to push hand-crafted cocktails regionally sourced ingredients to the region.

“We love where we live, and think it’s one of the best spots with some of the best people in the world,” said Turcon. “We wanted to do our part to add a little more good cheer here, so we started down the road of distilling some uncommonly tasty spirits.”

The flavour of Bohemian Spirits is focused on making each drink as unique as the people from the East Kootenay by using a wide variety of versatile products.

“There are lots of drinks that are devoid of taste or character, made in industrial plants the size of pulp mills,” said Jarvis. “We’re small and versatile and that means we can make products that are remarkable and distinct. The Kootenays and Rocky Mountains are a distinct region. We want our spirits to reflect that.”

The distillery began making Vagabond Vodka early this summer and has begun distributing it throughout the Kootenay region. It is available at select private stores and farmers’ markets.

“Our vodka’s wheat comes from Creston, and the forthcoming gin’s botanicals are a unique collection of some of the finest natural herbs and plants our region has to offer,” said Jarvis. “We’re fortunate to live in an area that is ecologically diverse. It’s exciting to use the flavours as an expression of where we live.”

For more information about the distillery or future tasting events, visit www.BohemianSpirits.com.

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