Elder Bro’s Farm and Distillery opens in Wycliffe

The distillery is currently producing three delicious flavours of schnapps.

Cheers! Owner of Elder Bro's Farm and Distillery, Attila Lepsis, holds up a glass of produced-on-the-farm Schnapps.

Cheers! Owner of Elder Bro's Farm and Distillery, Attila Lepsis, holds up a glass of Schnapps - produced from elderberries grown on the farm. — Photo courtesy Attila Lepsis

There is a new producer in the ever-growing craft distillery market in the Kootenays. Elder Bro's Farm and Distillery is situated in Wycliffe, B.C, halfway between Cranbrook and Kimberley. The new distillery is owned and operated by Attila Lepsis and his wife Naomi, along with their sons Cyrus and Damian.

Elder Bro's Farm harvested their first crop of elderberries this summer (2018). They have over 2,000 elderberry plants of five different varieties on the farm.

“After 9 months of paperwork and a few months of practice and tasting, we are happy to announce Elder Bros. Farms Distillery was born and ready to sell tasty Schnapps!” said owner Attila Lepsis.

Schnapps is made by fermenting fruit juices (in this case elderberries) along with the base liquor. In this sense, schnapps is considered to be a fruit brandy.

The distillery is currently producing three delicious flavours of schnapps:

  • Elderflower & Honey
  • Cherry & Honey
  • Elderflower & Cherry

In the coming years, Elder Bro's Farm plans to supply fresh and ripe elderberries to all of BC for delicious wines, juices, jams, and of course, syrup – and not to forget their flavourful schnapps. As well, the farm and distillery plans to offers tours and on-site tasting in the future.

Watch for their product at farmers markets and a growing list of local liquor stores.

Learn more at www.elderbrosfarms.com

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