Vernon’s Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery has opened its much anticipated Laird of Fintry single malt whisky lottery.
Produced in small batches using 100 per cent B.C. malted barley, B.C.’s oldest craft distillery releases the exclusive Laird only once a year.
The lottery will be open until Oct. 18 and the draw will take place the week of Oct. 19.
“Since its release in the fall of 2013, the whisky has gained major local interest,” states a release.
“The initial batch of the Laird received more than 1,400 lottery participants spanning Canada. The last bottle of the batch was auctioned off for $550 at the annual Remind, Reminisce, Remember fundraiser in Vernon in support of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.”
The Laird of Fintry title is based on James Cameron Dun-Waters, the laird of Fintry estates, who in the early 1900s, ordered a special batch of personally labelled single malt whisky from Scotland.
“Using a replica of the original label, Okanagan Spirits wanted to pay homage to the history of whisky in the Okanagan,” states the release.
“In turn, it also supports the Friends of Fintry Society, with an annual donation to help maintain the original property.”