Try These Cocktails that Evolve Over Time

Part of the fun of cocktail making is the experimentation. Some cocktail recipes are incredibly straight forward and need no alteration, while others you can get wildly interpretive and customize to your hearts content. That’s the thought behind evolving cocktails, a growing segment of cocktails that shift in flavour, texture and taste as you drink […]

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Vancouver Whisky Lovers Should Be At Hopscotch 2018

Imagine the PNE Forum, a 50,000 sq. ft. venue, filled with thousands of guests, all attending for the same reason: a great time based on the tasting and education on libations! That’s right folks, Hopscotch is returning and for 23 years, the Grand Tasting Hall has come alive with thousands of different Craft and Premium […]

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Meet the Masters: Grand Marnier’s Patrick Raguenaud

Grand Marnier’s Master Blender Patrick Raguenaud has a tremendous responsibility on his shoulders. Not only is he responsible for maintaining the quality of a brand that has been around since 1880, but he also has to find new ways to appeal to new generations of drinkers that aren’t familiar with the iconic brand. Fortunately, it […]

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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 […]

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Odd Spirits: Pálinka

If you know what Pálinka is, chances are you’re probably Hungarian. Pálinka in it’s most general terms is a type of fruit brandy, distilled from a variety of fruits grown mainly on the Great Hungarian Plains. It’s not for the faint of heart, as it has often been described as Hungarian moonshine thanks to it […]

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Bacardi Looks to Expand with Premium Rum Offerings

Chances are if you’ve had a rum cocktail, you’ve had Bacardi. The spirits purveyor is well known across the continent, and used in many many bars. But the brand is branching out to something new, hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in premium spirits. The Bacardi premium collection hit the U.S. and Canadian markets […]

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Champagne Cocktails to Treat Yourself

Sometimes you just have to treat yourself, and what better way to do it than with a bottle of bubbly? But don’t stop there! Champagne is nice on its own, but with a little extra effort, you can turn that glass of champagne into a stellar cocktail experience. Here’s just a few options for you […]

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