Spotlight: Jones Distilling
Mountain View would like to introduce
Fresh Powder Mountains and Smooth Spirits
WE’RE GLAD YOU FOUND US
Among all the peaks and valleys of British Columbia’s majestic interior, you’d be forgiven for not knowing where to look for premium hand-crafted spirits.
With the start of Jones Distilling you’ll soon be able to enjoy locally made, craft distilled, alcoholic liquids to quench your thirst. We’re offering a unique pre sale of our first edition spirits to those who are keen and curious.
What’s on the horizon
WE’VE GOT A LOT OF IDEAS, STAY TUNED
We’re excited about our Mr. Jones vodka, but we’re not stopping there. We’ve got other spirits on the horizon so stay tuned for what’s next, subscribe below if you want to stay updated.
Proudly made in Revelstoke, B.C. in the heritage Mountain View Building
Jones distilling is Revelstoke’s newest craft distillery sitting in the heart of the town just minutes away from world class downhill skiing. Jones is bringing you fine vodka, gin, and soon to be whisky. With inspiring views from every window, and a full hearted community we could not be more proud to be situated in this booming little town.
1914 was the year the Mountain View School was built. With massive pillars, brick throughout the building, and a welcoming staircase. Children running around learning how to find their way in the world. Fast forward over 100 years and this old school sat vacant, waiting for inspiration. It caught our eyes, and then quickly captured our hearts as we started to peel back its layers. Restoring the building and bringing in a little bit of new innovation, it’s starting to feel like a monumental piece of Revelstoke again.
A LONG TIME AGO IN A PUB FAR AWAY…
It was the early 1970’s in London, a very different world to today. The internet was not even a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s imagination. The Pontiac firebird had only been around for three years. Northern Ireland took 500 lives in one year. The Vietnam war led to 2,357 US servicemen loosing their lives. Meanwhile the people were wearing polyester and generating enough static electricity to power the nation grid. Platform shoes were projecting people upwards to new heights, and flared pants were larger than a four person family tent.
Meanwhile sat in a pub in London were two friends, one a policeman, the other a veteran who went into nursing. The policeman mentioned that he had been on a drugs raid recently and had confiscated an illegal distillery. The idea that the drinks in their hands could be made by their very hands was hatched and so a business was born. After a few too many more, or perhaps just the right amount, the plan was made to ‘liberate’ the distillery from the evidence locker and recommission it. After all it would be a shame to destroy something which single purpose was to make people happy.
The distillery was then established in the home of the nurse and the alchemy began. Reports are that there was some amazing products produced. But things were cut short as the nurses wife called an end to the operation. The legend goes that it was because people’s eye were turning yellow…
So things were forgotten, the facts blurred over time, and it became a family story passed on. It was told to the children as a tale, but taken more than just lightly by one and an ambition was born. His father the veteran and his mother laughed as they told this tale, but he knew that this was something he needed in on.
Unfortunately life, careers and family have a habit of getting in the way of childhood dreams. Dreams get blended and mutate over time. But the distillery was always a constant. Time spent in Scotland visiting various distilleries, reading the science, attending Master Distiller courses, and finally a move to Revelstoke, B.C. presented an opportunity too good to miss. In January 2016 City council approval was sought, and the opportunity to live out his fathers dream commenced. Fate struck as the Mountain View School was placed for disposal. Now in this historic building so filled with rich history, Jones Distilling will open its doors. The aspiration is that it will continue to feature a prominent place where friends, family, and strangers can meet, tell stories of the past, talk about the future yet to come, and enjoy a wee dram or two.
MR. JONES VODKA
FIRST EDITION PRESALE
OUR INAUGURAL VODKA
Skip the line and lay your hands on a bottle of our very first batch of premium spirits.
We distill our premium vodka in small batches from local grain and filter it through activated charcoal for a smooth, clean, authentic taste. Mix it in your own signature cocktail or serve it neat and tidy. Whichever way you pour it, Mr. Jones is sure to impress.
Smooth, versatile, and mysterious, that’s Mr. Jones. With the audacity to tell it how it is, you can take this enigma anywhere honesty is in order.
PRE-SALE ORDERS WILL SHIP WINTER 2018
IN REVELSTOKE WITH A GLASS IN HAND
Finding the perfect place within the perfect town was surprisingly easy. The Mountain View Elementary school sat vacant for years just begging for us to repurpose this beautiful historical building.
An importance piece to the community and history of Revelstoke, our aim is to revitalize the building, keeping the heart of it the same but bringing new life to it.
616 THIRD STREET WEST, REVELSTOKE BRITISH COLUMBIA