“‘Upstairs’ at Campagnolo is somewhere I’ve been going since it opened, and I feel comfortable there on my own. Peter Van de Reep, the bar manager, has such a passion for learning about spirits and cocktails, I just love geeking out with him.”
• 1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Platinum Label Blended Scotch Whisky • 0.5 oz Lagavulin 16-Year-Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky • 0.75 oz Punt E Mes • 0.25 oz Jagermeister Herbal Liqueur • 2 dashes Bittered Sling Cascade Celery Bitters • 2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog Bitters • 2 dashes Vancouver Island Smoked Sea Salt Water
Experience the magic of Islay, one Scotch at a time
The romantic Isle of Islay in Scotland’s southern Hebrides is best known for its moors, treacherous weather, high seas, early Viking settlements—and, yes, its whisky. For, buried within that dramatic landscape, exists rich soil redolent with peat, and a water supply heavy with briny minerals. No wonder, then, that Islay is home to some of the finest and most distinctive single malts in the world, among them, Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin.
B.C.’s fledgling industry prepares for a bright future
After just five years in business, British Columbia’s distillers have already confronted some mighty challenges. For one, it takes years of practice to make a quality product. Plus, craft liquor is expensive—not only for consumers at the till but for makers at the still.