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2018 BC Liquor Rare Spirits Release List

This November 3rd is the event of the year avid collectors prepare for.

That’s right, it’s time once again for the annual BC Liquor rare spirits release and this year looks like it’s going to be something special.

While there are rare spirits released across the province, the main event is held at the 39 & Cambie where spirit connoisseurs line up, sometimes days in advance, for a chance to get their hands on something truly special.

This year, one of the most sought after bottles will surely be the Glen Grant 50 Year Old, which has a limited run of 150 bottles in the entire world and only the Cambie location will be receiving a single bottle to sell for a whopping $14,9999.99.

The design of the whisky’s decanter is a replica of Glen Grant’s pot stills, an original creation from the whisky’s innovator, James ‘The Major’ Grant. Presented in a handblown glass decanter made by Glencairn Crystal (the last family-owned crystal glass company in Scotland), the bottle is marked with the number ’50’ in 18-carat gold lettering to finish.


That being said, it’s not even the most expensive bottle up for grab! There is one bottle of Bowmore 50 from 1966 that will be raffled off for the chance of purchase. The winner of that raffle will have to foot a bill of $30,500 to walk away with this extremely rare bottle.

If Bowmore isn’t your style there is also a Macallan Black up for sale at $7,880.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a rare spirits sale without some Pappy Van Winkle up for grabs. This years Pappy offering includes:

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year ($150)
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year ($180)
  • Pappy Van Winkle 15 year ($300)
  • Pappy Van Winkle 20 year ($500)
  • Pappy Van Winkle 23 year ($800)
  • Pappy Van Winkle Collection- 5 bottles ($1,930)

All Pappy Van Winkle purchases are also up for raffle, so anyone interested should go to participating BCL’s to put their name in the draw.

Check out BCL’s promotional flyer for more available bottles.

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