Odd Society Spirits

DETAILS

Hours

The Cocktail Lounge and Bottle Shop is open Thursday through Saturday from 1pm to 11pm and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.

We are closed Monday through Wednesday.

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The Team

Gordon Glanz, Founder & Distiller
Miriam Karp, General Manager
Joel McNichol, Production Manager & Distiller
Olivia Povarchook, Bar Manager

About Odd Society Spirits


Odd Society is a small-batch B.C. craft-certified distillery located in the heart of East Vancouver. Housed in a converted motorcycle garage on Powell Street, Odd Society Spirits is well situated in the middle of a contemporary craft liquor community, with neighbours including Powell Street Brewery, Parallel 49 Brewing Company, Storm Brewing, Coal Harbour Brewing, Resurrection Spirits, Callister Brewing, Andina Brewing and Bomber Brewing. The area is also known for its incredible local eats with popular restaurants, Aleph, The Pie Shoppe and Trans Am located just steps away from the distillery.

Founder and Distiller Gordon Glanz holds an MSc in brewing and distilling from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland where he experimented with distilling whisky using raw grains and commercial enzymes before studying under the masters at Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Gordon is applying his penchant for experimentation and knowledge of tradition within the Odd Society distillery, which he operates alongside his wife and partner, Miriam Karp. Dedicated to combining old world distilling traditions with new world ingredients and ingenuity, Gordon creates spirits and liqueurs that entice and intrigue.

What’s in a Name? The name ‘Odd Society’ reflects an interest to use their spirits and distillery as a way to bring together a diverse collection of creative and unique people. They wanted to make a home where guests could feel comfortable revealing their inner oddness. The Odd Society is about experimentation, embracing change and celebrating individual and collective oddities. This philosophy extends to their ideas about distilling. Just as any successful society is made up of a variety of distinct personalities in concert, they want each of their spirits to create a cast of unforgettable characters. From the subtle and discrete Wallflower Gin to the raw and untamed Mongrel, their family of spirits is meant to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Odd Society community.

Awards & Accolades

2020 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition
Gold + Best in Class: Bittersweet Vermouth
Gold + Excellence in Terroir: Salal Gin
Gold: Mia Amata Amaro; Wallflower Oaken Gin; Crème de Cassis; Elderflower Liqueur; Commodore Single Malt Whisky
Silver: Maple Single Malt Whisky

2020 Canadian Whisky Awards
Silver: Prospector Rye Whisky and Maple Single Malt Whisky
Bronze: Commodore Single Malt Whisky

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver and Golden Plates
Best Local Distillery 2015 through 2019

BC Distilled Audience Favourites Awards
2019 Whisky: Prospector Rye Whisky
2018 Whisky: Single Malt Whisky
2017 Barrel-Aged Gin: Oaken Gin | Un-aged “Whisky”: Mongrel Rye Spirit

2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition
Gold + Best in Class: Single Malt Whisky and Mia Amata Amaro
Gold: Bittersweet Vermouth; Crème de Cassis; Oaken Gin
Bronze: Wallflower Gin

2016 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
Double Gold + Best Vermouth, Bittersweet Vermouth

Canadian whisky is the ‘holy grail’ of elegance, and Vancouver’s Odd Society seeks to do it justiceJoanne Sasvari, The Vancouver Sun

Odd Society Spirits Mia Amata Amaro. My beloved spirit.John Burns, NUVO

Enter The Odd SocietyHadani Ditmars, Wallpaper Magazine

A 100% Canadian Vodka From Odd Society SpiritsHans Aschim, Cool Hunting

Odd Society Spirits’ Crème de Cassis Royal LineageKimberly Budziak, Montecristo