We bring together art & science, ingredients & techniques, great people & conversation, BC grown wheat, organic & wild harvested botanicals and custom built stills. We are dedicated to excellence every step of the way.
WORLD'S BEST VARIETAL VODKA 2020
VOTED BC'S BEST VODKA BC DISTILLED 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Per Se Vodka is the pure expression of the 100% BC grown wheat we use to make our spirits. The grain is milled, fermented, and distilled, before being diluted with our own spring water to create an award winning spirit with body, sweetness, and a creamy mouth-feel. This vodka is best enjoyed sipped solo, but in true Ampersand fashion, it works well in your favourite cocktail.
CANADA'S BEST CLASSIC GIN - 2021 WORLD GIN AWARDS
VOTED BC'S BEST GIN BC DISTILLED 2016-2018
Ampersand Gin is our flagship product, an award winning instant classic, that brings together BC grown wheat with seven cultivated or wild harvested botanicals and our own spring water.
Ampersand Gin plays well with others in your favourite cocktails, but it's also brilliant on its own. And since it's made from scratch with high quality botanicals and BC grown wheat, we think it's a better gin. Period.
CASC SPIRIT OF THE YEAR 2021!
BEST OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST 2019
We harvest green walnuts from the valley at the height of summer and steep the fragrant husks in our pure organic BC wheat spirit.
Nocino! is gently spiced with cinnamon, lemon peel, and allspice and sweetened with honey from the Cowichan Valley. Nocino! is rich, spicy, and sweet. Perfect by itself or mixed in cocktails.
Open by appointment only, we are happy to give you a tour and a taste at the distillery tasting room. Sidle up for recipes and stories at the bar, made from a slab of Douglas fir from the property and the same type of iron pipes that power our stills. We also bring our tasting room to the Duncan Farmers' Market every Saturday.
The heart of Ampersand Distilling Company is a family with an entrepreneurial spirit. Jeremy and Stephen designed and built the stills while Jeremy and Jessica crafted the recipe for Ampersand Gin.
Ampersand Distilling Co. is a family founded crafted distillery in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.