The illustrious Okanagan Valley is one of the Great White North's best wine regions, but for guests at the Walnut Beach Resort who want to take a break from the grape libation, they should check out Urban Distilleries in Kelowna, British Columbia. With offerings like amber rum and espresso vodka, travellers can concoct just about any cocktail imaginable, knowing they're sipping on a delicious drink made in the beautiful Canadian countryside.
Master distiller Mike Urban is the owner and brains behind the creative libations at this establishment, and since 2007 has been travelling around the world to gather inspiration from all corners of the globe. After being trained in Arizona, France and Germany in the art of premium distilling, Urban definitely knows how to concoct impeccable spirits every palate can enjoy.
Along with pristine rum and espresso vodka, Urban Distilleries also offers a line of single malt whisky, which is aged to perfection in a French oak barrel and boasts a distinct woody flavour. Paying homage to British Columbia's official animal, the rare kermode bear, Urban's gin and vodka boast a "Spirit Bear" label. A bottle of any of these libations would be the perfect souvenir to bring home after having an unforgettable stay at the Osoyoos hotel.