My aunt just brought me a bottle of Left Coast Hemp Vodka which is produced here in British Columbia. There are several levels of excellent design and craft involved in it: the vodka itself, the label, and also the distiller’s great logo, a stylized still. The maker is Victoria Spirits, a professional family-run distiller located on Vancouver Island just north of the city of Victoria. Victoria Spirits is already famous in B.C. and beyond for its very aromatic Victoria Gin—”Canada’s First Premium Gin.” I’m not sure what hemp should taste like but the vodka isn’t what I expected. A friend tried it and said “it tastes like chocolate!” I don’t know about chocolate but it does taste wonderful and has a creamy texture. You don’t need to combine it with anything; it has a perfectly mixed taste and aftertaste. You could just chill it and serve in a martini glass, or there’s a rhubarb cocktail recipe on their blog here. I’m not sure where it’s available yet, but check the website. (This bottle was bought directly from the maker, a friend of my aunt.)
It’s so nice to see such a beautiful, clean, well-designed label come from this region. The label features the coastline of British Columbia including Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii.