EXCLUSIVELY CRAFTED AND RARE, THE BALVENIE FIFTY: MARRIAGE 0962 MAKES ITS CANADIAN DEBUT THIS FALL

A rare whisky half a century in the making, The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0962 is a limited offering with only two bottles available in Canada and 110 across the globe. The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0962, one of the world’s rare whiskies, comes to Canada’s whisky market this Fall 2018. An expression of exceptional quality that … Read moreEXCLUSIVELY CRAFTED AND RARE, THE BALVENIE FIFTY: MARRIAGE 0962 MAKES ITS CANADIAN DEBUT THIS FALL

Give a Dram this Father’s Day

Odd Society Spirits Releases Batch #6 Single Malt Whisky for Dad   Vancouver’s premier craft-certified distillery, Odd Society Spirits will release batch #6 of their single malt whisky on Thursday, June 14 – just in time for Father’s Day.   Distilled from malted barley, grown exclusively in British Columbia and matured in American oak barrels … Read moreGive a Dram this Father’s Day

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar celebrates National Absinthe Day, March 5th 2018

There are few spirits more legendary and storied than absinthe. Gotham Steakhouse & Bar has long had one of Vancouver’s best selections of this high proof elixir. To mark National Absinthe Day on March 5th, Gotham is featuring several unique absinthe varieties to be sipped and enjoyed, alongside delicious, hand-crafted absinthe cocktails.   Absinthe is … Read moreGotham Steakhouse & Bar celebrates National Absinthe Day, March 5th 2018

BC Distilled’s fifth annual festival set to take place April 14

Early bird tickets now available for Canada’s premier artisanal distillery event With 40 distilleries from across British Columbia showcasing their best products, BC Distilled invites aficionados and newbies alike to explore the country’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event on April 14. This year the festival features 12 new distilleries which have opened since last year’s … Read moreBC Distilled’s fifth annual festival set to take place April 14

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Announces Après Ski Firehouse Lounge in Partnership with Mount Gay Rum Now through March 20, 2018

Four Seasons Resort Whistler elevates the après ski vibe with the launch of Mount Gay Rum’s Firehouse Lounge experience. This relaxed outdoor space invites guests to keep the day’s energy flowing over a warm fire, delicious drinks, tasty bites and great conversations. As part of Mount Gay Rum‘s support of world-class ski resorts, guests are … Read moreFour Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Announces Après Ski Firehouse Lounge in Partnership with Mount Gay Rum Now through March 20, 2018

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Shelter Point Distillery Whisky

  This past fall I had the opportunity to tour and have a whisky tasting at Shelter Point Distillery in Oyster River on Vancouver Island. Located about half way between Courtenay and Campbell River just off the Old Island Highway and situated on the former UBC research farmlands. It is a beautiful setting and is … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Shelter Point Distillery Whisky

Winter Holiday “Cashew on the Flip-side” recipe – Wildebeest

  ‘Cashew on the Flip-side’     A Unique twist on the classic rum-and-eggnog, Wildebeest’s ‘Cashew on the Flip-side’ offers a cheeky mix offers a mix of rum, dessert wine, cashew milk, whole egg and house-made winter spice syrup. Shaken with egg to create a frothy consistency and finished with a grating of tonka bean, the … Read moreWinter Holiday “Cashew on the Flip-side” recipe – Wildebeest

The Cascade Company Fundraiser JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix

  For the second consecutive year, The Cascade Company is organizing a spirited fundraiser throughout December, with partial proceeds from the sale of JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix going to support the Fawkes Academy Parental Advisory Committee (Fawkes Academy provides individualized educational programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, other complex developmental disabilities, … Read moreThe Cascade Company Fundraiser JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Canadian Club 40 Year – Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion

  This is the Canadian Whisky that deserves the title iconic. Who could forget the sight of dozens of Canadian Club whisky bottles smashing against the pier at the opening of each Boardwalk Empire episode, fortunately only the bottles were real, the contents were not. Or what was the drink of choice on Madmen? Canadian Club rye whisky of course. I have … Read moreCanadian Club 40 Year – Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion

TASTE OF TULALIP ALL-AMERICAN MASH UP

  A Night of Sipping the Most Sought-After & Unrivaled American Whiskies   Tulalip Resort Casino Sommelier Tom Thompson invites whiskey worshipers and novices to come tasting with him at 6 pm on Friday, August 25 at The Draft Sports Bar and Grill Patio for his first annual Taste of Tulalip All-American Mash Up. It’s … Read moreTASTE OF TULALIP ALL-AMERICAN MASH UP

Canada’s First National Spirit Competition Announced

  The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition is now accepting submissions   Raise a cocktail glass and get ready to toast: Canada’s first, and only, national spirit competition reserved exclusively for artisan distilleries launches today. In recent years, Canadian micro-distilleries have seized the spotlight, and the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition (CASC) takes as its mission the goal … Read moreCanada’s First National Spirit Competition Announced

H2 Rotisserie & Bar is The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver’s vibrant new eatery

  Informal hotspot highlights rotisserie, local producers, distillers and craft beer-makers   Upscale comfort food, local micro beer and regional spirits are the focus of The Westin Bayshore’s new H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Now open, the thoroughly modern restaurant and bar, with its unrivalled location on Vancouver’s iconic seawall, replaces both Seawall Bar & Grill … Read moreH2 Rotisserie & Bar is The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver’s vibrant new eatery

The Fourth Annual BC Distilled Festival Set to Take Place April 8, 2017

  Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery BC Distilled Festival features more than 30 BC distilleries Canada’s premier showcase of artisan distilleries takes place Saturday, April 8, with 32 regional, small batch and micro-distilleries pouring samples at the 4th annual BC Distilled festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre. “We continue to see phenomenal growth in both the … Read moreThe Fourth Annual BC Distilled Festival Set to Take Place April 8, 2017

GIN FOR THE WIN: LONG TABLE DISTILLERY’S LONDON DRY GIN GARNERS FIRST PLACE AT INAUGURAL VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

Canadian Small-batch Craft Distillery Singled Out For First Place In Gin Category Long Table Distillery took a seat at the proverbial head of the table when the results of the inaugural Vancouver International Spirits Competition were announced on Saturday, April 16. The Vancouver-based small-batch craft distillery claimed first place in the Gin Category for its flagship London Dry Gin. Long Table’s London Dry … Read moreGIN FOR THE WIN: LONG TABLE DISTILLERY’S LONDON DRY GIN GARNERS FIRST PLACE AT INAUGURAL VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well … Read moreDine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

Cocktails from Justin Taylor for the Holidays

We wanted to be sure you were covered for your Holiday entertaining this year so we’ve asked some of the best “mixologists”, sommeliers and bar managers to help us out. With Christmas so close we’ve also mixed up our days. Enjoy!   Justin Taylor, Bar Manager Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar   “VAN DUSEN SOUR” … Read moreCocktails from Justin Taylor for the Holidays

BITTERED SLING’S SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES

CLASS ACT: BITTERED SLING’S LAUREN MOTE TO CURATE SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES, ROBBIE BURNS DINNER DURING 2016 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL Seminars will Feature Topics Ranging from Scottish Whiskies to Tequila and Mezcal and Evolution of Bitters   Bittered Sling will go to the head of the class this January when the internationally-acclaimed artisanal bitters maker headlines a series … Read moreBITTERED SLING’S SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES

Taste BC 2015: Indulging in BC’s food, wine, beer + spirits

 Amongst the many wine events that take place each year, Taste BC is one that has always been a personal favourite of mine to attend. Presented by Liberty Wine Merchants, the 21st annual event was held on Thursday,January 22nd at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel. Over the course of a few hours, hundreds of Vancouverites savoured … Read moreTaste BC 2015: Indulging in BC’s food, wine, beer + spirits

Shhhh!   It’s a Secret

Hidden away at the foot of Hornby Street in Vancouver, just south of Pacific, is the unassuming Long Table Distillery.  Opened just about a year ago, by Charles Tremewen, former Mount Robson National Park Ranger, it has a line up of hand crafted, small batch and locally sourced organic spirits, including vodka, several gins, Marc … Read moreShhhh!   It’s a Secret

This is the holiday shopping you never get tired of

Holiday Shopping List suggestions from Ryan Lewis It’s getting to that time of year again. All the hustle and bustle, catching up with friends and hopefully enjoying a few days off over the holidays. The shopping part though, can be a bit daunting. Finding the right thing for everybody on your list is never easy, and … Read moreThis is the holiday shopping you never get tired of