The coordinators of the Victoria International Wine Festival and Cheese and Meat Festival are back, with another fun way for British Columbians to support some local businesses!
In May, the festival’s coordinators created the ‘Island Passport’, a road map to the best wineries, distilleries, and cideries that Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands have to offer.
The Islands Passport includes complimentary tastings and deals and can be purchased until May 2022, however get yours fast, it’s almost sold out!
Now, in partnership with BC Spirits, they’re back with something brand new, the ‘Distillery Passport’.
This new passport showcases 37 distilleries in and around Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Lower Mainland with 14 distilleries just on Vancouver Island alone!
Perfect for a staycation or if you head out to explore beautiful BC.
“British Columbia’s distillery movement is one of the fastest growing sectors in BC,” says Festival Founder David Bain.
“The huge portfolio of vendors across BC is outstanding.”
The passport includes a complimentary flight tasting per vendor and exclusive discounts and promotions with an estimated value of over $580.
The passport allows purchasers to try new flavours, learn about new products and support local business communities.
The Passports go on sale Wednesday, July 21st at 9 a.m.
The physical passport will be mailed to those who purchase it after August 1st, and hard copies will also be sold at various vendors that will be announced shortly.
The Distillery Passport is $47.99 and can be purchased online as of July 21st, but we’ve scored you an exclusive pre-sale code that will get you $5 off your Passport, just use “VICDISTILLED”!
Check out this list of vendors on Vancouver Island in the Distillery Passport below:
- Ampersand Distilling Company
- Arbutus Distillery
- Bespoke Spirits House
- Copper Spirit Distillery
- Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery
- Misguided Spirits Craft Distillery
- Moon Under Water Distillery
- Pacific Rim Distilling
- Shelter Point Distillery
- Spinnakers Brew Pub
- Stillhead Distillery
- Tofino Distillery
- Victoria Distillers
- Wayward Distillery
You can view the whole BC-wide list of vendors here.
You must be 19+ to enjoy tastings. Be sure to plan ahead and book tastings/visits in advance (where applicable).
- Where: Vendors across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and throughout BC!
- When: Available July 21st at 9 a.m., and can be used until June 2022.
- To buy: Grab yours online today!