For those whose livers, not to mention pocketbooks, are still recovering from the 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival, there’s some bad news: A Dram Come True gives appreciators of fine elixirs a chance to do it all over again, albeit in one night and with whiskey rather than wine.
At the 15th annual event, local and international booze producers offer unlimited samples of their products – not only bourbon, scotch, and rye, but also craft beer, wine and specialty libations, such as vodka and amaretto (from local company Sons of Vancouver). And of course, there will be food, including delectable morsels of delight courtesy of local food artistes Hawksworth, Savoury City and Gyoza Bar.
A Dram Come True raises funds for the non-profit Vancouver Writers Festival (no word on whether any writers will actually be in attendance) and takes place March 10 from 8-10 p.m. at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.) on Granville Island. See below for the official tasting menu.
2017 A Dram Come True tasting menu preview:
Odd Society Spirits’ brand new, locally-distilled whisky
Glenfarclas 15, 17, and 21 year
Sonoma Country: 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey, Rye Whisky, Rye Whisky – Cask Strength, West of Kentucky Bourbon No. 1
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, French Oak Reserve 15 Year and 18 year
Aberlour 12 year and A’bunadh
Scapa Skiren and Glansa
Sons of Vancouver Chili Vodka, Amaretto No. 82 and Vodka Vodka Vodka
Chuckanut Bay Bourbon
Okanagan Spirits Rye
Lohin McKinnon Single Malt Whisky from Central City Brewers
Dragon Mist Distillery Vodka, Gin, Baijiu, and Coffee, Blueberry and Cranberry Liquers
Parkside Brewery Parkside Dawn Pilsner
Parkside Pale Ale
Parkside Graffiti IPA
Victoria Caledonnian Distillery & Brewery’s Twa Cask Whisky, and Twa Cask Speyside
Macallan 1824 Series Amber
Macallan 1824 Series Gold
Highland Park 10 year old
Highland Park Dark Origins
For tickets visit eventbrite.ca.