Whether it's your cocktail obsessed cousin (looking at you Patrick!), your whisky loving BFF or perhaps the local bartender who always holds that pour a little longer for you we have an amazing selection of gifts lined up.
Let's start out with the beautiful, and let's just go ahead and say it, quite frankly life-changing Vaild whisky tumbler by Nolan. Not only is this an objet d'art you'd be happy to have on display front and centre of your bar cart but it is actually designed to enhance the whisky experience through aeration and ergonomics. We've tried them and trust us, your Laphroig has never tasted better!
Vaild Whisky Tumbler - $75 for 2
The first time I met the guys from Sons of Vancouver Distillery they gave me a shot off their Chilli Vodkamixed with pineapple juice. I served that combo to sceptics at my BBQs all Summer long and there was not a single soul who wasn't blown away (and we're not just talking about chilli burn)! Also, the bottle just looks cool as heck!
Everything tastes better when you know the work that went into it. So why not get them a homemade gin kit allowing them to fiddle with the botanicals and get the taste they love the best.
Homemade Gin Kit - $75 from Old Faithful Shop
Our Blue Denim Bartender Apron looks just as good behind your kitchen counter as it does at any of the fancy bars who sport them.
Here on Granville Island we are lucky to be located right next door to (and outfit) Liberty Distillery. Their delicious spirits are pretty enough to make a beautiful gift all on their own or pair them with some bar tools available for purchase at the distillery tasting room.
Various Liberty Distillery Spirits- from $12 online, at the distillery or liquor stores around Vancouver
And any drinker worth their salt (rim) knows that a spirit is only as good as what you mix it with. Another couple sporting our aprons around town are Rootside Provisions who concoct beautiful mixers that will elevate your cocktail like nobody's business.
Rootside Trio Pack - $25
Or you could just treat yourself at the same time by visiting one of the many great bartenders repping our aprons around the city.
Escobar bartender in a custom S+R apron