It’s officially summer and patio season is in full swing. Looking to take flight this summer? Luckily, here at Nita Lake Lodge we have not one, but two beautiful patios overlooking Nita Lake. It’s an easy decision to visit Cure Lounge or Aura Restaurant, but one decision that is sometimes harder to make is what to drink. From wine, beer or spirits we have extensive drink options. For those who can’t decide, let us recommend trying something new with a flight. Explore our three flight options below.
Canada 150 Whisky Flight
As we embark on Canada’s 150th year of confederation, celebrate with our flight that showcases Canada’s finest Whisky. This flight features four unique half-ounce pours, each served in Whisky specific glassware and includes a dropper of water on the side. Why the water you ask? According to Whisky purists, adding a small amount of water allows the spirit to “activate” and exposes more of the flavour components. We recommend trying each Whisky prior to adding water to fully experience how the complexity changes. Our Whisky flight features the following four selections.
PIKE CREEK Distilled in Pike Creek, Windsor, ON | This whiskey is crafted by the elements of its environment: no electricity, non-climate controlled warehouse, affected by an erratic northern climate and dramatic seasonal swings in temperature. Pike Creek whiskey has a full robust body, with underlying peppery spice and subtle toffee notes.
PEMBERTON VALLEY ORGANIC SINGLE MALT Distilled in Pemberton, BC | This whiskey is pot distilled in small batches from organic BC malted barley and a touch of peat smoked malt, slow matured in full size, ex-bourbon barrels and blended to proof with pure Coast Mountain glacial water. Smooth and malty, a gentle whiff of fresh peat smoke is backed by Pemberton’s signature notes: honeycomb, heather, alpine meadows, dark cherries, warming vanilla. This whisky is medium bodied with a long lingering honey finish.
SHELTER POINT SINGLE MALT Distilled on Vancouver Island, BC | Each small batch is distilled in traditional copper pot stills from two-row barley and aged in white oak barrels. This single malt has a very nice spice with good barrel sweetness, fruit and floral notes on the palate.
GLEN BRETON RARE 10 YEAR Distilled in Cape Breton, NS | Recognized as the first single malt distillery in North America, this whisky is aged for 10 years with American oak in the apple orchard of the Glenora Distillery. Fruit, chocolate, hazelnut, maple, and cherry hit the palate with a long, smooth finish with eventual apple and ginger.
Elevated Gin Flight
Gin lovers, it’s time to celebrate! Craft gin producers have been rapidly emerging recently and the result is a variety of complex gin offerings. The Elevated Gin Flight offers samples of four unique, different styles of gin. Each gin is served with a carefully chosen garnish to enhance the experience of tasting the gin as well as a 2oz dropper of water. You might be surprised at the wide variety of flavour profiles with each gin and invite you to learn more about the four styles of gin offered below.
VICTORIA OAKEN GIN Distilled in Sydney, BC | A barrel aged gin offering vanilla and buttery caramel notes on the palate. Paired with a bourbon cherry and a teaspoon of sugar to elevate the tasting experience.
BROCKMANS GIN Distilled in the UK | This gin is distilled with carefully sourced botanicals including blueberries and blackberries to give it an influence of citrus and aromatic wild berry on the palate. Paired with a grapefruit zest to elevate the tasting experience.
DEEP COVE GIN Distilled in North Vancouver, BC | With flavors influenced by the Mediterranean, this gin features rosemary and olives that are blended with the traditional botanicals to create a savory, artisanal spirit. Paired with an olive and a teaspoon of sea salt to elevate the tasting experience.
ODD SOCIETY WALLFLOWER GIN Distilled in East Vancouver, BC | A complex gin made with 100% BC grown barley. This gin is distilled in small batches using a specifically designed copper still, resulting in a richly aromatic spirit that is light and refreshing on the palate. Paired with a piece of lemon zest to elevate the tasting experience.
A popular pick for any beer lover, our beer flight is updated seasonally with the freshest selection of beers from our backyard and further afield. Giving you a chance to sample five x ounce samples of four beers carefully chosen to give you a range of beer styles and flavors. Always start with the lightest beer, then work your way to the darkest to fully experience each beer. Ask your server for details on what is on tap during your visit.
So during your next visit to our sunny, lakeside patios try something new. From gin to whiskey and beer we have options to excite any craft beer or spirit lover. Visit our website to learn more about our full list of spirits, and of course, our food menu to complete your experience on our patio!
Written by | Jen Girardi