Sometimes we think November might actually be our favourite month. Unpopular opinion, we know! But think about it… In this dark and dreary month alone there’s returning faves like Whistler Cornucopia, EAT! Vancouver and Hawkers Market, as well as a caviar festival, a dumpling fest and something called Swine Out Vancouver, just to name a few. It’s a smorgasbord of food and drink par-tays. But the granddaddy of them all might have to be Hopscotch Festival.
It’s back to the future with de Vine’s Ancient Grains
It’s been a minute since we’ve had to worry about those pesky little things called grades, but for distillers like Saanichton’s de Vine Wines & Spirits, report card day still comes around each year with the release of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and the reviews and scores therein.
Thirsty for cocktail and spirits news? You’re in luck—the fall/winter issue of The Alchemist is out this week.
The tenth edition of B.C.’s only magazine dedicated to local distilleries and cocktail culture returns with all the warming flavours you’ll crave for the chilly months ahead.
Sip whisky and talk business with a Dragon at this speaker event
Looking for wisdom at the bottom of a whisky glass? Vancouver’s upcoming Be Wise Speaker Series and Whisky Festival has merged world-class whisky tastings with business-oriented conversation in the round, for a most sophisticated pairing.
A sneak advance sip of Canadian Club Chronicles 41, the second in a series of ultra-aged Canadian whiskies that redefine our country’s style
The smell alone is intoxicating: that heady fusion of sawdust and toffee scents that signals a whisky-aging warehouse. It wafts out of a raised white garage door just outside Windsor, where a bottle of teal-labelled Canadian Club Chronicles 41 glows the colour of teak.
Local Lohin McKinnon Whisky launches to international accolades.
Gold and bronze aren’t just hues to be found in fine whisky — they’re also the colours of the hardware Lohin McKinnon’s new whiskies took home at the recent 2018 San Diego Spirits Competition.
Having only just released in British Columbia, Lohin McKinnon’s new handcrafted single malt Peated Whisky and Chocolate Malt were both recognized with awards.
This refreshing cocktail recipe from Odd Society Spirits makes an ideal patio sipper.
• 1.5 oz Odd Society Elderflower Liqueur
• 1 oz Odd Society East Vancouver vodka
• 1 oz fresh lemon juice
• 0.3 oz simple syrup
• 1 egg white or 1 dash of Ms. Betters Bitters Miraculous Foamer
Looking for something refreshing to enjoy this sultry summer weekend? Get yourself down to Odd Society Spirits and you could be one of the lucky few to enjoy their just-released Elderflower Liqueur.
Never worry about finding your favourite cocktail and spirits magazine again: The Alchemist is now available by subscription.
You can still pick it up for free at select distilleries, cocktail bars and selected independent liquor stores in B.C., but the best way to be absolutely sure to get your copy is to subscribe.
We’re offering two options: $5 for a single issue and $18.99 for a subscription to four issues. Although the magazine is still free, the cost covers shipping and processing. Note that a limited number of back issues are also available.
To subscribe, visit thealchemistmagazine.ca/shop
Thirsty for cocktail and spirits news? You’re in luck—the summer issue of The Alchemist is out this week.
The ninth edition of B.C.’s only magazine dedicated to local distilleries and cocktail culture returns with everything you need to know for easy summer sipping.