When most people picture nightlife, they might not think of stargazing and the northern lights. But Jasperites aren’t most people, and during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival the lives of both locals and visitors become a tad nocturnal in a very outdoorsy way.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t also enjoy raising a glass when the sun goes down. Toast to the beauty of the night sky with Dark Sky Distillery’s Aurora Gin, the official liquor partner of the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. This unique three-week celebration of science, art, and culture was a perfect fit for the international award-winning Alberta distillery, whose identity is rooted in community and sustainability. It’s a celestial match that brings people together under the stars, one sip at a time.
Aurora Gin will be available in Jasper throughout the festival. Dedicated events include:
- Oct. 20 – Science of Cocktails – Enjoy a flavourful evening experience at Jasper Pizza Place as we add the fun into cocktail/pizza pairings.
- Oct. 21 – Science of Distilling – Join Kristina Craig, owner/distiller of Dark Sky Distillery, as she shares her passion behind the craft. Learn about the distillery’s cutting-edge, state-of-the-art stills as well as other innovations used to reduce the carbon footprint while leaving an unforgettable impression.
- Oct. 21 – Dark Sky Distillery Tasting – Gather at Jasper Liquor Store & Wine Cellar as we welcome the award-winning Dark Sky Distillery! Sample the Official Gin of the Jasper Dark Sky Festival along with their platinum award winning Stormy Vodka and try their newest addition, Nova, delicious ready-to-drink crushable sparkling cocktails.
The family-operated Dark Sky Distillery is part of a dark sky community located in Sturgeon County, Alberta. Their eco-friendly, grain-to-glass process minimizes the company’s carbon footprint by using solar power and recycling water to power their energy-efficient stills.