Established in 2011, Shelter Point Distillery is located on 380 acres in Oyster River, BC, about halfway up the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Farmed for generations, Shelter Point remains one of the last seaside farms on the Island. We are naturally blessed with the key ingredients of exceptional handcrafted artisanal spirits: fertile fields to grow our barley, a large underground aquifer to provide naturally filtered water and crisp sea air compliments of the Salish Sea. Add in our skilled craftspeople, traditional Scottish distilling methods and state-of-art facility, and the result is a world-class distillery on the West Coast of Canada. The owner of Shelter Point Distillery is Patrick Evans, a third-generation farmer whose family members were turn of the 20th century pioneers in the Comox Valley. In 2005, Patrick and his family purchased what was once a research farm from the University of British Columbia, part of which was originally owned by his grandfather. The move allowed Patrick and his family to implement their “farmpreneur” vision – one where farming could coexist with wildlife, humans, farming and commerce. Together with Operations Manager James Marinus and a hand-picked team, Patrick has created products that have already placed Shelter Point Distillery on the world stage.