2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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Whisky & Words

General Admission early bird tickets: $125
VIP early bird tickets (intimate early access hour featuring exclusive whiskies): $160

Embark on a whisky lover’s dream the 22nd Annual Whisky & Words fundraiser! Sample unlimited tastings from top distilleries across Vancouver, British Columbia, and the world featuring the finest spirits from Scotland, Canada, Japan, and more. But that’s not all – engage in the thrill of our vibrant silent auction, where you can bid on unique items and exclusive experiences from the best of Vancouver’s local businesses. Enjoy our culinary offerings and live music, in an entertaining night out that supports the year-round programs of the Vancouver Writers Festival.

Examples from last year’s featured spirits include: Writers’ Tears, Kujira, Shinobu, Glasgow 1770, Dublin City, Kilchoman, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Odd Society Spirits, Shelter Point, Glenfarclas, Elements of Islay, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Magnum Scotch Malt Whisky Cream Liqueur, Forbidden Spirits, Isle of Harris Scottish Gin, Kyro, Bruichladdich, Westland American Single Malt, Granville Island Brewing, and more.

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

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.