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Dubh Glas Distillery receives Okanagan board site approval

DBR Staff Writer Published 13 July 2012

Dubh Glas Distillery has received an approval from the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to use a portion of the property near Gallagher Lake to build its distillery.

The Okanagan distillery plans to focus on single malt whiskey, but also produce gin and fruit spirits, reported bclocalnews.com.

Located in front of the Highway 97, the site provides easy access to wine barrels for aging the whiskey.

Dubh Glas Distillery co-owner Grant Stevely told the website that the site is well-placed to take advantage of wine tourists in the area and is away from distilleries in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton cities of British Columbia.

"Because distribution is so difficult in British Columbia, it was important we had the ability to sell out of the distillery," Stevely added.

The distillery, which is presently awaiting the water and sewer services from Osoyoos Indian Band, now plans to apply for the liquor manufacturing license.

According to Stevely, the distillery will be up and running within a year.