An hour spent on Legend Distilling’s patio, contemplating its surreal view of Okanagan Lake and Giant’s Head Mountain while sipping on a hand-crafted cocktail, will help you distill the essence of pretty much anything – from the right-place, right-timeness of autumn in Naramata… to the meaning of life.
The craft distillery on Naramata Road has gone from secret discovery to legendary status about as fast as its Gone in 60 Seconds cocktail.
On trend, Dawn and Doug Lennie’s Legend Distilling is one of only a handful of distilleries in the Okanagan and a sublime addition to the Valley’s burgeoning foodie culture and its longer winery history. Fun branding playing on the distillery’s doctor’s office past and its legend’s theme is hitting the perfect note, as are its contemporary and unique flavour profiles.
Having the option to change it up while wine touring and stop in for a refreshing cocktail and a beautifully prepared meal or snack is a winning recipe as this relatively new distillery quickly builds its legendary status.
The Legend Lounge is open seven days a week this fall with live music most Wednesdays. Check legenddistilling.com to find out who is playing. Smuggler’s Smokehouse at Legend is open daily for lunch and dinner with a fall menu that reflects the season’s bountiful fresh local produce. A container kitchen added this summer has allowed for an expanded menu of Smuggler’s smoked specialties.
~ Elaine Davidson

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