VANCOUVER - BC Liquor Stores is pleased to release a special collection of premium whiskies on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.

This year’s premium whisky release brings together 50 rare and highly recommended whiskies from countries around the world including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada and the U.S.A. The release features whiskies of interest for the collector and the whisky novice, and includes aged malt whiskies, vintage releases, different finishes, unique and limited cask offerings and a variety finished in casks from some of the world’s most esteemed wineries. The whisky products being presented in this release were selected for their rarity, accolades and appeal.

In celebration of this release, a series of four unique tasting events will be held in advance of the release at the flagship Signature BC Liquor Store at 39th & Cambie. Tickets for this event are being sold for $35 and can be purchased at the 39th & Cambie store. Additional information about these tasting events is available on the Special Events page at

BC Liquor Stores has published a 2008 Premium Whiskey booklet listing all of the whiskies available in this release, along with detailed tasting notes and information about specific bottle limits. This booklet is available in all Signature BC Liquor Stores.

A formal release event takes place at the Signature BC Liquor Store at 39th & Cambie in Vancouver on Nov. 1, 2008. For a complete list of participating BC Liquor Stores and hours of operation, visit

Limited quantities per customer will apply on some whiskies, and buyers are advised to shop early to avoid disappointment. This event operates on a first-come, first-served basis.


Katherine Jeffcoatt
Manager, Communications
Liquor Distribution Branch
604 252-3029