Ellie Hadley, co-owner of Maehem Spirits Distillery that will be opening later in 2022 in Port Alberni, competes in an episode of Wall of Chefs that aired Feb. 21, 2022. (Photo courtesy Food Network Canada)

Port Alberni home cook wows judges on ‘Wall of Chefs’

Ellie Hadley is the co-owner of Maehem Spirits Distillery


Shelter Point Distillery won several Canadian Whisky Awards this year, including a gold for best single malt. Facebook photo

Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point Distillery wins gold for single malt

Business won nine medals at recent Canadian Whisky Awards virtual ceremony

  • Mar 6, 2021


Graeme Macaloney, whisky maker and owner of Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery, explains how the distilled spirits flow through the pot stills before being transferred into barrels to age. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Island booze officially declared whisky

Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery spirits officially considered ‘whisky’