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THE VANCOUVER WRITERS FEST CELEBRATES WORLD WHISKY DAY WITH A DRAM COME TRUE

Vancouver, BC May 1, 2015A Dram Come True, The Vancouver Writers Fest’s signature fundraising event on June 5, 2015 at Hycroft, captures the spirit of World Whisky Day (May 16) with a celebration of the pleasures of uisge beatha (the water of life).

This celebration of whisky has been the best kept secret of the local single malt scene for 13 years and features a variety of rare and distinguished whiskies curated by Dave Mason, President of the West Coast Whisky Society. The combination of hard-to-find malts, the elegant surroundings of Hycroft and limited tickets (a maximum of 300 tickets will be sold) make the event a whisky lover’s dream.

“It’s a brilliant introduction for the whisky-rookie, or for those who enjoy the spirit, but haven’t delved into the many different styles, ages, finishes and distillery characteristics available,” says Mason. “With the added guidance of tasting experts at each table, there’s plenty to learn. At the same time, the event features many unique whiskies that will satisfy the thirst of the aficionados, collectors and connoisseurs.”

The event will feature more than 25 rare whiskies from around the world, including Kavalan from Taiwan and Amrut from India. Whiskies from Scotland will focus on single cask bottlings, including exclusive offerings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Coopers Choice Glen Elgin 17 Year Old, Blackadder Whisky and the GlenDronach Single Cask. Tasting whisky from a single cask is a unique experience, as each cask produces distinctive flavours, aromas and taste sensations. A silent auction includes a selection of select malts as well, including the famed Caperdonich 1967. The evening will also feature a new whisky from BC’s Pemberton Distillery, wines from Tinhorn Creek, chocolate pairings and appetizers from Emelle’s Catering.

Like World Whisky Day, this event brings people together to share in the discovery and enjoyment of whisky. Best of all, proceeds raised support a valuable cause: the Vancouver Writers Fest, a non-profit charitable organization that presents an annual festival featuring world’s best writers in events for readers of all ages.

“Bringing people together to share in the discovery and enjoyment of whisky, in a friendly environment and in support of a worthy cause, is truly inspirational,” Mason says. “The local agents are enthusiastic and generously support the event. Sharing such a great experience with so many smiling faces is very rewarding.”

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A DRAM COME TRUE
7:30 pm, Friday June 5, 2015
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver BC
Tickets: $120.00
Preview Tasting Tickets (access to bars 45 minutes early): $40, in addition to the price of a ticket
Early access to bars (with early access ticket) at 6:45pm
Bars close at 9:45pm
writersfest.bc.ca or 604-681-6330

Contacts:
Ann McDonell
Vancouver Writers Fest
Email : amcdonell@writersfest.bc.ca
Tel : 604-681-6330 ext.104

Dave Mason
President, West Coast Whisky Society
Email : dave@wcws.ca
Tel : 604-761-4747

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A DRAM COME TRUE

A Dram Come True (Hycroft, June 5, 2015) is Vancouver’s premier single malt scotch tasting, featuring tasting bars with more than 25 rare and distinctive malts from Scotland and around the world. A Dram Come True also features a silent auction with scotch, wine and getaways, a wine bar, canapés, and an elegant and relaxed setting. The event raises funds for the Vancouver Writers Fest.

A DRAM COME TRUE
7:30 pm, Friday June 5, 2015
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver BC
Tickets: $120.00
Preview Tasting tickets (access to bars 45 minutes early): $40, in addition to the price of a ticket
Early access to bars (with early access ticket) at 6:45pm
Bars close at 9:45pm
writersfest.bc.ca or 604-681-6330

THE VANCOUVER WRITERS FEST

The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of North America's premier literary events, presenting an annual six-day Festival with writers from around the world in events for readers of all ages. Each October, internationally renowned and undiscovered authors mingle with 16,000 readers of all ages in intimate, informal settings on Granville Island. In 2010, the Festival was named as the best large literary festival in Canada, by the Canadian Tourism Commission. The VWF also presents the Incite reading series at VPL, special events with leading writers throughout the year, and Spreading the Word education events and programs for BC schools. The Vancouver Writers Fest is a registered non-profit, charitable organization.

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