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1218 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

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WHISKY & WORDS
Explore Whiskies | Craft Spirits | Craft Beer | Wine

Please join us at the 19th annual Whisky & Words (formerly The Dram) in support of the Vancouver Writers Fest’s youth education outreach programs. Enjoy unlimited drams of whisky from distilleries around the world, including Scotland, Canada and Japan, as well as American craft bourbon; you’ll find local craft spirits and beer too.

The Vancouver Writers Fest is a registered, non-profit charity; as such, all ticket holders will receive a tax receipt for 75% of their ticket value. For example, a $100 ticket means you will be issued a tax receipt in the amount of $75.

FIRST IN: We’ll be releasing a small number of VIP tickets, which grants access to this event for a full hour before doors open. Experience exclusive and rare whisky and spirit tastings, which will not all be available when doors open.

This year we’re excited to announce that there’ll be a selection of master classes available for a fee before the event (Women & Whisky; Different Grains, Different Whisky; Whisky & Literature); please stay tuned to our website or sign up here to receive the news first.

Sip & Stay: Stay the night at the Granville Island Hotel; Whisky & Words attendees will receive a special discount rate with their ticket. Select this option during checkout.

***This event sells out; please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment!***

GENERAL ADMISSION (once Early Bird tickets sell out) - TICKETS $100 - VIP TICKETS $150

VIP Entry: 7–8pm

General Admission Entry: 8–11pm

A few highlights from this year's silent auction:

A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT'S POURING AT THIS YEAR'S WHISKY & WORDS (stay tuned for more as they become available):

VIP-Only Pours (more to come)

Beer

  • Bomber Brewing
    • Bomber Pale Ale, 5.0% abv
    • Choqlette Porter, 5.5% abv
    • Spicy Nuggs Imperial Rye Stout, 9.0% abv; collaboration with Sawdust City Brewing, Gravenhurst, ON

Cocktails by Sons of Vancouver with No. 82 Chili Vodka and Vodka Vodka Vodka

  • Amaretto Sours
  • Spicy Moscow Mules

Other highlights of the event include a Legacy Liquor Store pop-up so you can purchase what you’re tasting.

If you’d like to be involved with this year’s Whisky & Words, please contact Andrew Forshner or call 604-262-2080.


FAQ

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. This is a 19+ event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Granville Island can be accessed by bus or by car. Unlimited free parking is available on the Island from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. Overnight (24 hour) parking at the EasyPark lot next to the venue costs $15.11.

The Vancouver Trolley Company will offer a shuttle service from the event venue to Olympic Village Skytrain Station every half hour from 9:35 pm (first shuttle) to 11:59 pm (last shuttle).

Sip & Stay overnight at the Granville island Hotel with a discounted Whisky & Words rate. Select this option during checkout.

What is the refund policy?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for this non-profit event. If you aren’t able to use your ticket, please consider donating it to your best friend, sister or donating it back to the Vancouver Writers Festival as we could not operate without the generosity of our patrons.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, this is not necessary. All guests will be on a guest list at the door.

Tell me more about what my ticket price covers.
100% of funds raised this evening support the Vancouver Writers Fest’s operational programming like Spreading the Word, as well as events in classrooms across the Lower Mainland and non-traditional locations like BC Children’s Hospital and the Aboriginal Friendship Centre to ensure all kids in BC can feed their imaginations.
All brand ambassadors volunteer their time and goods to make the non-profit Whisky & Words festival happen.

Please consider supporting them by buying some of your favourite whisky in advance from Legacy Liquor Store.

It’s flu season so, without further ado, we leave you with these whisky recipes for the common cold.

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1218 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

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