Dates: Mar 8, 2019 to Mar 8, 2019
Location: Performance Works, Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

There are few pairings as classic as whisky and authors (sometimes the pairing works a little too well, right F. Scott?). And it’s easy to channel that match into the perfect holiday gift: tickets to the annual Vancouver Writers Fest’s fundraiser, Whisky & Words (formerly The Dram). 

Since 2000, the non-profit Vancouver Writers Fest has hosted this annual whisky tasting with funds going to the VWF’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; there’s local craft spirits and beer too. Find live music, bites from local restaurants and an auction for experiences like a private whisky tasting for two at the new Parq Vancouver. 

Meet the whisky brand ambassadors, separate the wheat from the chaff (or whisky from whiskey), try something new like craft bourbon. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be released which grants early access to rare, one-off whiskies that won’t be available during the main format. A handful of whisky master classes (Women & Whisky, B.C. whiskies, etc.) will also be on offer for a fee at various pop-up venues on Granville Island before the event starts.

And the kicker? Because the Writers Fest is a registered, non-profit charity, all ticket holders receive a tax receipt for 75 percent of their ticket value (with a $100 ticket, you’ll get a tax receipt in the amount of $75).

Regular (sales end March 8)
VIP: $150
General admission: $100