When we started this journey a few years back, we had one goal in mind, and that was to create something true and unique to our town, island and province. To engage with our local community to frame a postcard for the valley. May the Spirit of Alberni be enjoyed to ends of the earth!
We will be located in the heart of Port Alberni - A small town on the West Coast of Canada. At the foot of Mount Arrowsmith, sits 'The Salmon Capital of the world' - the last stop on your journey to Tofino. The Alberni Valley is a destination with beautiful scenery and even better hospitality. We are proud be part of this community and to craft the Spirit of Alberni along the banks of the Somass river!
All our clear bottles are made from 100% recycled glass- Wildly Crafted with the environment in mind. We believe it's one of the only 100% recycled glass bottles available in our market and we are very proud to put an Antidote Distilling Co. label on it. Our labels also peel off easily to reuse the bottles as a flower vase or water bottle.
By ensuring that we start saving and recycling at the distillery, we keep the environment in mind every step of the way. We recycle and reuse water for cleaning and mark it as one of our main distilling practices. We will also run a 'top-up' program at the distillery to exchange your empty bottle for a discounted full one. We will then clean the used bottles, relabel and fill them again.
Our hand foraged botanicals are all done by professional foragers who also believe in doing so in a sustainable matter. They cross Vancouver Island and the Alberni Valley by foot and foraged the most unique plants and fruits from remote locations.
We have also located a natural water source to be used for proofing once our Whiskies are ready to be bottled. This means our footprint will be way less than using normal tap water.