Depending on where you end up in Vancouver there are several other "specialty stores" with all of the same stock (Park Royal in West Van, for example).
The BCLDB is planning to release some new products on Nov. 25th - following the Nov. 22nd Whisky Tasting event with Jim Murray.
If you are looking for fun night out - check out The Irish Heather and the Shebeen (see the write-up in Whisky Magazine - Issue #49, I believe. Mr. T had also commented on on that article in the Whisky Magazine Forum...
Let me know what part of town you're staying in and I'll put my tour guide hat on and add some additional recommendations.
Enjoy, and remember - there is no bad weather in Vancouver - only inappropriate clothing - dress for rain!!!
I checked out the website and like what I see already for selection, we're a little deprived for variety where I live. The Irish Heather and Shebeen are already on our list, but I'll take any other suggestions you have.
I visited the location on Cambie, by 39th... that one is under heavy construction / renovation right now and it's .. well... interesting shall I say, to find one's way around it.
I drove by another store further up on Cambie, going down the hill toward the Cambie bridge, around 7th or thereabouts... It looked decently sized, is that worth a stop as well?
I picked up a few bottles nevertheless, Talisker 18, Bowmore Islay CS (no mention of age, anyone know?), and a bottom shelf McClelland's Islay that I happen to like.
If you are downtown - there is a hidden gem on Alberni Street - just west of Thurlow. It is a BCLDB store - but with a better supply than the norm - geared for all of the downtown restaurant trade etc., Ask for Ken - their Whisky specialist.
I was just in there today and can confirm that it is not under renovation - but it is next to the site of the new Shangra La Tower under construction - 61 stories - the biggest in this city...
I can't recall the Bowmore CS age - but would guess it's less than 10 (or else they'd feature it) - guesstimate: 8 years old???
I landed here at 11:00am local time, I assume you were gone by then. I rarely have any business out West, and this wasn't planned in advance either.
Now I'm about to head out to find The Irish Heather... I've been around there a few times already but never walked in. We'll see if I make it, or if I end up having Japanese food somewhere on the way...
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