BC Liquor Stores to release sought-after spirits this weekend


VANCOUVER —An extensive array of extremely old and rare scotches and fine whiskies from around the globe are just part of this year's Premium Spirit Release this Saturday, Nov. 7, at 30 BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.

The Premium Spirit Release — widely considered the biggest event of the year for spirit
aficionados and collectors — includes highly sought-after bourbons from Kentucky, and whiskies from Ireland, Wales and Canada. It also features some remarkable and traditionally hard-to-find Japanese whiskies and an exquisite cognac from Camus.

While the release will appeal to a broad range of spirit enthusiasts with many high-quality
products in the $50-to-$100 range, this year's showstopper is a bottle of unique Glenfiddich 50-year-old single malt with a price tag of $36,000. This ultra-rare Highland Scotch has been called the "crowning glory" in the Glenfiddich collection and is encapsulated in a hand-blown bottle and individually numbered in wax.

Complimentary product tastings will accompany the Spirit Release at the following BC Liquor
Store locations from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7:

  • 39th and Cambie (Vancouver)
  • Alberni & Bute (Downtown Vancouver)
  • Park Royal (West Vancouver)
  • Westwood Centre (Port Coquitlam)
  • Langley
  • Fort Street (Victoria)
  • Kamloops Columbia Place
  • Kelowna Orchard Park

Full details on the 2015 Premium Spirit Release and accompanying product tastings can be
found at: www.bcliquorstores.com/promotion/2015-premium-spirit-release

Adele Shaw, BC Liquor Stores category manager for spirits —
"With sought-after bottles in every price range and style, this year's selections give everyone — from whisky enthusiasts to avid collectors—the chance to explore the world of fine spirits. There's no better time to scoop up a special bottle for the spirit lover on your holiday gift list."


Quick Facts:

  • The broadest selection of products will be available at the 39th and Cambie Signature BCLiquor Store, but a full list of the 30 participating BC Liquor Stores can be found here: www.bcliquorstores.com/promotion/2015-premium-spirit-release
  • Rare products are available in limited quantities, so some bottle restrictions will apply and buyers are advised to shop early to avoid disappointment.


Media Contact:

BC Liquor Distribution Branch Communications
604 252-3029