Annual premium spirit release in BC Liquor Stores


VANCOUVER – Starting this Saturday, a special collection of premium spirits will be available at Signature BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.

The 2012 Spirit Release features a large collection of premium whiskies and other spirits from around the world. From traditional regions like Scotland, to emerging market leaders like Japan and France, these products will appeal to both new collectors and avid connoisseurs.

“There is truly something for everyone in this release,” said Adele Shaw, Liquor Distribution Branch portfolio manager for spirits. “This year’s release has a range of whiskies from around the world that feature a variety of styles and flavour profiles.”

This year’s collection of premier spirits is an opportunity to explore the ever-changing world of whisky. Along with award-winning whiskies from Japan, one of the rarest, old whiskies in the world – a 70-year-old Glenlivet from Gordan and MacPhail, of which only 175 bottles were produced for worldwide sale – will be available in select stores.
“There should be a whisky that appeals to every person’s palate, but if you’re not a whisky lover we also have a beautiful 21-year-old rum from Panama,” said Shaw.

BC Liquor Stores has published a 2012 Premium Spirit Release booklet listing the products available in this release, along with detailed tasting notes and information about specific bottle limits. The booklet is available in all participating stores, as well as online at:

The products are available at all Signature BC Liquor Stores, however, the rarest of the selection are available in limited quantities, so some bottle restrictions will apply and buyers are advised to shop early to avoid disappointment. The broadest selection can be found at the 39th & Cambie location in Vancouver.

A release-day tasting will also be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the 39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store. Join LDB Spirits portfolio manager Adele Shaw, along with Beam Global Canadian scotch brand ambassador Dan Volway, for a taste of this year’s spirit release products.

Media Contact:
Michele Mackintosh
Communications Manager
BC Liquor Distribution Branch
604 252-3029
604 838-1105

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