V on Albrecht and Associates is a group of hospitality and liquor specialists with strong connections to the industry. Principal, Marcus Von Albrecht, has a wide variety of specializations that he brings to the table. He is an owner of Mava Foods, a food manufacturer utilizing local ingredients that produces home meal replacements for grocery stores. Marcus has also been the Past President of the BC Chefs' Association, the current President of Companions of the Quaich scotch club, Juror Chair of the Canadian Grand Prix, Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors and Board member of BC Culinary Tourism Society, Provincial Trans Fat Advisory Committee and Food Safety in Canada.

Dino Renaerts, one of the top sommeliers in Vancouver, is a valuable team member in helping pick all new products.

Each year, VAA participates in 7 liquor shows, visits over 200 licensed establishments, has products in privately owned stores and represents the Alberta and British Columbia markets.

VonAlbrecht & Associates major events:

  • 6 IVSA shows a year-new product salons
  • 100 BCLDB in-store tastings
  • 65 private liquor stores tastings
  • Hopscotch Vancouver
  • Hopscotch Kelowna
  • Victoria Whisky Festival
  • International Playhouse wine Festival
  • Cornucopia Whistler
  • 7 Companions of the Quaich whisky dinners
  • International Chocolate Festival
  • Eat Vancouver Food Show
  • ICE-Italian Trade Commission wine festival- Vancouver & Calgary

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Aglianico Del Vuture

Aglianico Del Vuture- Nocte Harvest in the NightSku# 78527

Aglianico del Vulture is the reigning king of red wines from Basilicata and this hearty expression shows territory-driven aromas of slate and charcoal backed by mature fruit, tobacco and spice. The mouth is greeted by intense flavors of raisin, figs and dried prunes.
This beautiful cold wave makes us stretch your hands in the pantry of red and here is the Nocte, the other label’s flagship Land of Kings, whose first vintage was the 2004 full of surprises and passions in Lucania as in Irpinia. Impressive in the first place great persistence and intensity of scents: even opened the wine glass remains intact and firm on his positions even after a full day left in the glass and this, as you know, is the first sign that launches a good product . The winemaker Sergio Paternoster explanation map has wanted to focus on the pleasure also in the processing technique, both with the harvest that night with cold maceration. We would say almost a fruit wine, yes, but well away from minerality and tertiary to which we have become accustomed Aglianico del Vulture, but really nice for fans of this type, in fact prevail jam of black cherry, ripe plum followed by the a
refreshing balsamic. Even in her mouth Nocte has a sweet entry, quite soft, Aglianico is revealed above all, aside from the perky fresh and inexhaustible, the secret of all pleasure, even with present tannins that make it able to cope with challenging combinations.

  •   Premi: Gran Medaglia Can Grande attribuita all’Enologo Giuseppe Leone proclamato “Benemerito della Vitivinicoltura Italiana”per aver recato un determinante contributo allo sviluppo della viticoltura e alla valorizzazione dell’enologia Italiana.
  • Los Angeles Country Fair Wines of the World Competition  Bronze Metal Award
  • Guida ai Vini di Puglia e Basilicata: Eccellenza 2008 Nocte Eccellenza 2009 Divinus
  • Touring Club Italiano Vini Buoni d’Italia: Corona al vino Divinus 2005
  • Vini Rossi da uve autoctone del Sud: Premio Speciale Divinus 2006
  • Diploma Gran Rosso del Sud : Vultur 2003
  • Merano International Wine Festival: Vini Finalisti Divinus 2004 Pacus 2005

$55.00/bottle (6)

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Veglio WineryPiemonte, Italy

Production Zone Diano D’Alba Roddi

Soil Medium

Exposure Southwest

Grape Variety Barbera

Processing Soft pressing preserved in stainless steel barrels

Alcohol Level 13% – 14%

Characteristics Full bodied; goes well with dishes of red and wild meats, cheeses, to be served at room temp.

BCLCB Product Number +161851 spec

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Veglio WineryPiemonte, Italy

Production Zone Serralunga D’Alba – Diano D’Alba (Piemonte-Langhe)

Soil Medium

Exposure Southeast

Grape Variety Nebbiolo

Processing Soft pressing fermentation in stainless steel barrels.

Aging In 5000L oak barrels for 2 years; refined in bottles for approximately 6 months.

Alcohol Level 13.5% – 14%

Characteristics Harmonic body, delicate yet intense bouquet of fruits and spices. To be served at 64F with dishes of fine red meat and game, and perfect in concluding an exquisite meal.

BCLCB Product Number +526335 spec

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Chateau Beard La Chapelle – Saint Emilion Grand Cru


SKU +27599


  • 88/100 – “Deeply – coloured with crimson highlights. Nose of red fruits entwined with violet accents. On the palate, a more exotic style suggestive of vanilla and eucalyptus. Lovely fleshy wine with stuffing, balance yet also a measure of persistency”


Anthongy Gismondi – 89 Chateau Beard La Chapelle – Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2010 Merlot – Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon Saint Émilion, Libourne, Bordeaux, France BC $55.00

Peppery, cedar, earthy, liquorice nose with black cherry, floral and smoky olive aromas. The attack is dry but juicy if somewhat austere with youthful tannins in the finish. More coffee, cedar, black cherry, plum, resin and liquorice flavours mark the palate with a smoky, olive, tobacco finish. Solid concentration but youthful. 



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Veglio WineryPiemonte, Italy

Production Zone Diano D’Alba

Soil Medium

Exposure Western

Grape Variety Dolcetto

Processing Soft pressing fermentation in stainless steel barrels.

Alcohol Level 13.5% – 14%

Characteristics Aromas of cherry, blackberry, mushroom, mountain herb, a range of floral notes, and some peppery spice. On the palate berries and cherries form the core of the fruit, but these are swathed in earth, bark, dried leaves, and cocoa along with a back note of prune.

BCLCB Product Number +285064 spec

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Ebano 6

Ebano Vinedos Y Bodegas – Ribera del Duero, Spain

Received a score of 90 points from Robert Parker and 88 points from Wine Spectator
Awarded one of Top 100 Wines in its category for the 2012 Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards
Awarded GOLD in Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2011

Regarded as the of the top 5 wineries of this area, the Tempranillo grapes are selected rigorously on the purpose-built table and are de-stemmed prior to fermentation. This is followed by ageing for four months in French oak and then two months in bottle.

Color: Black cherry, Dark ruby and intense ripe Plum coloring
Aromas of ripe Blackberries, Plums and Strawberries
Incredibly smooth and full bodied with ripe Fruit, some black Liquorice and a slight Smokiness on the finish combined with sweet Vanilla notes from having spent 4 months in new French oak barrels.
Grape Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Alcohol Level: 14% by Vol.

BCLCB Product Number +156166

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Veglio WineryPiemonte, Italy

Production Zone  Diano D’Alba (Pressenda vineyard)

Soil Medium

Exposure Southeast

Grape Variety Nebbiolo

Processing Soft pressing fermentation in stainless steel barrels.

Aging In 5000L oak barrels for 12 months and then three months in the bottle.

Alcohol Level 12.5%

Characteristics  The wine has a ruby brilliant red color with a gentle and delicate fragrance of raspberry and violet. The wine has a dry and velvety taste and a smooth finish. It goes well with risotto and fondue with truffles. As it ages, the wine is a good match with roasted meat and game.

BCLCB Product Number +676841 spec

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Coopers Choice

is an independent bottling company based out of Scotland. Able to bottle some extremely exclusive single cask, single malt Scotch, the following casks are now available in small quantities at select private liquor stores:

CRAIGELLACHIE  2002  – 8 YR   SHERRY CASK + 137448
Notes: Lovely sweet sherry. Caramel & Ripe fruit, smoky and fresh, clean and big bodied with a slight edge of richness



GLENDULLAN  1998  – 12 YR  PORT FINISH+ 190587
Notes: Sweet summer fruits. Winey, matched with soft fruit overtones of the port finish. Bold, Chewy and mouth-watering.

Notes: Fresh and clean. Green apples. Mouthwatering light fruit and spice. Touch of sea salt with Medium length.

GLEN MOHR  1982– 27 YR + 190520
Notes: Vanilla. Oaky edge with fruit and spice. Sophisticated sweetness. The 27 yrs in the barrel create an unrivalled sense of intricacy between all aspects of what scotch is truly about!

Caol Ila 1981 – 29 YR + 131953
Notes: Light and grassy, then some Arbroath smoke and citrus. Lightly perfumed (sage) with a vanilla lift, very subtle sweet smoke. A truly Brilliant balance and intensity.


Coopers Choice Products are available at the following liquor stores:


The Strath Liquor Store

Hours: Open Daily 10am – 11pm, Sundays and public holidays included.

General Inquiries:LRS@strathconahotel.com

919 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 2C2
Phone: 250-370-9463
FAX: 250-360-2337

Vintage Spirits

653 Pandora Ave Victoria BC. V8W 1N8 Canada

info@vintagespirits.ca1 250 383 4161


Edgemont Liquor Shoppe:

3020 Edgemont Blvd  North Vancouver, BC V7R 2N4
(604) 984-9463

Legacy Liquor Store

**Open All Holidays!**

1633 Manitoba, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B8

Phone: (604) 331-7900


West Coast Liquor

7651 Royal Oak Avenue

6295 Fraser Street

5503 West Blvd

Domestic Terminal, YVR

 Other Locations available, and Coopers choice can be ordered from any liquor store with product numbers. Enjoy!

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Finlaggan Old Reserve– 40% Vol                

Score: 94 out of 100 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Nose: full and pungent with an earthy smokiness and fresh hints of ozone.

Taste: dry, smoky and fresh, clean and big bodied, wisps of chocolate.

Finish: Long and smooth with a smoky burnt oak and a very slight edge of richness.

Comment – “This bottle offers the intensity of hickory and smoke in the nose and a surprisingly soft and tempered, slightly smoky and sweet finish. A unique bottle that all Islay lovers should experience.”

Available at all BC Liquor Stores, if out of stock, request Product Number +752311 – Cases of 6

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Finlaggan Cask

Finlaggan Cask Strength- 58% Vol

Colour: Pale straw with golden amber strands.

Nose: Powerful with tar, and leathery smokiness combined with peat.

Taste: Dry, smokiness is replaced with a heated leathery earthiness and a saltiness of the sea that fills your entire mouth.

Finish: Long & smooth with smokiness and medicinal notes resonating throughout.

BCLCB Product Number +486852

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Ileach Peaty – 40% Vol                

Score: 94 out of 100 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Nose: A think chunk of peat has been dissolved in my glass.

Taste: The oil –peat-barley balance is spot on as is the bitter sweet tone: just stunning.

Finish: The peat dissipates slowly to leave a slightly bitterish oaky influence but the spices compensate.

Comment – “Fabulous stuff, a bottle of which should sit in every household cabinet. A wonder dram.”

BCLCB Product Number +036996 - Cases of 6

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Ileach Cask

Ileach Cask Strength – 58% Vol                

Score: 97 out of 100 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Amazingly, my tasting notes for the weaker version are exactly the same as for this sea facing monster. Except here the enormity has risen up by a significant factor, as has the intensity of each vital cog in its make-up. Perhaps the only change is the honey thread to the sweetness that pervades throughout. Otherwise, identical. A wonderous, take it with you when you die malt that is easily a contender for whisky of the year.

Jim Murray awarded The Ileach Cask Strength the number two position in the 2008 & 2009 World Whisky of the Year category in his Whisky Bible. This is judged from over 3,400 whiskies!

BCLCB Product Number +822015 - Cases of 6

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Lochside 45 year old Whisky

Lochside 45 photoReleased December 4th – only 30 bottles available of this rare whisky. Email marcus@vonalbrecht.com for more information.

  • 867846

Available at the following stores in BC:


600 – 2945 Jacklin Rd Canwest Centre
Langford, BC V9B 5E3
Phone:  (250)391-2811
Store #  125


100 – 8100 Ackroyd Rd Richmond
Phone Number: (604)278-2343
Store Number: 76


5555 Cambie St Vancouver
Phone Number: (604)660-9463
Store Number: 160


1960 Foul Bay Rd Victoria
Phone Number: (250)952-4220
Store Number: 218


570 Park Royal North West Vancouver
Phone Number: (604)981-0011
Store Number: 228
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Tantallan 10yr old – 40% Vol                

Score: 89 out of 100 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Nose: fresh figs and moist barley, a hint of clove.

Taste: The nose tells you what’s coming and there is no disappointment: massive malt surge, mouthwatering and refreshing.

Finish: beautifully textured finish as the barley unites with the light oak.

Comment – “The sheer brilliance of this whisky is its simplicity. Limited colouring interference and a severe lack of sherry means that the barley can do as it pleases and pleases it does.”

BCLCB Product Number +131706 - Cases of 6 - Spec

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Xfour Handcrafted Vodka – Okanagan, B.C

Xfour™ is British Columbia’s finest premium vodka. Made of only Canadian grown corn, rye and the purest glacier fed water from British Columbia’s interior; this handcrafted vodka is as pure and natural as its surroundings. Xfour is crafted in small batches, distilled four times and is three times filtered. Completely free of any additives or sweeteners, Xfour is a refreshingly clean and smooth spirit perfect for sipping on the rocks or in a martini.

See the video of the Xfour launch here

Aroma: Fresh & Aromatic with Hints of Anise and Fruit

Palate: Crisp & Full Bodied; an Initial Touch of Sweetness, Followed with an Intricate Balance of Anise & Tropical Fruit (Guava and Passion Fruit)

Finish: A Sustained, Smooth, Long-Lasting Finish Which Boldly Showcases the Complexity and Quality of the Unique Characteristics Highlighted Above

BCLCB & Alberta Product Number +139147 - Cases of 6

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Xfour Xoxolat Chocolate Vodka Martini – Okanagan, B.C

Xfour along with Xoxolate have combined to make a decadent chocolate vodka martini. Made with all natural ingredients including B.C.’s Xfour handcrafted vodka and single plantation 100% cocoa, espresso extract, honey and organic vanilla. This smooth delicious Chocolate Martini comes fully prepared… Simply chill, shake, pour and enjoy!

Aroma: Enticing with an intense chocolate aroma and a hint of espresso

Palate: Rich and full with a perfect balance of edginess. The vodka is showcased with underlying notes of dark chocolate, organic vanilla and espresso

Finish: Smooth and long-lasting the way a perfect dessert martini should be! the intense chocolate fragrance you first get on the nose accumulates in the after taste and offers the ideal experience.

BCLCB Product Number +197681 – Cases of 6


Watch the video of our Xfour-Xoxolat wrestling event at Gay Pride Vancouver 2012.


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Colmei Valdobbiadene

Bisol Winery – Veneto, Italy
Received a score of 89 points from Robert Parker in 2009
“Colmei” is a dialect term referring to the summits of the hills best suited to the cultivation of these vines. The Bisol family owns such marvellous hills in the extreme north of the province of Treviso close to the foothills of the Alps. These vineyards yield Glera grapes that are full in flavour and rich in malic acid.

Color Straw yellow.
Fine and vivacious.
Elegant and full, with pronounced fruitiness
Well rounded and youthful, soft with emerging fruitiness, balanced sapidity, lively.

Grape Varieties: 100% Glera grapes
Alcohol Level: 11.2% by Vol
Residual Sugar: 15 grams per litre

BCLCB Product Number +868794 – Cases of 6 – Spec

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Cuvée Rosé Brut

Bisol Winery – Veneto, Italy

Received a score of 90 points from Robert Parker in 2009.
The rose is a refreshing glass of bubbles with which a brief maceration gives the wine a floral yet fruity characteristic; the long and slow fermentation ensures the extreme delicacy, elegance and duration in the mouth.

Color Brilliant Delicate Pink.
Perlage Extremely fine and persistent.
Bouquet Elegant and complex. Intense scents of rose, accompanied by delicate hints of fresh fruit, citrus and lycis.
Flavour Initial but well balanced acidity. Full, harmonious and persistent, with a dry finish and a long lasting aftertaste. 

Grape Varieties: Merlot & Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 12% by Vol                                    
Residual Sugar: 8 grams per litre

BCLCB Product Number  +350918 – Cases of 6 – Spec

List of Stores That Carry Our Products

Legacy Liquor Store
Proud carrier all 7 of our scotch whiskies in addition to the Xfour Vodka
1633 Manitoba St
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3A1

Tel: (604) 331-7900

Where else to Find Xfour Vodka:

Berezan Group:

Boone County Liquor Store
140 Schoolhouse St,
Coquitlam, BC V5K 6V9
Tel: (604) 515-7790

Waterstone Liquor Store, White Rock
101 – 15388 24th Ave,
Surrey, BC V4A 2H9
Tel: (604) 538-4746

Cloverdale Station Liquor Store
5858 176th Street,
Cloverdale BC V3S 4E2
Tel: (604) 575-3925

Langley Liquor Store, (aka, Duke of Wellington Cold Beer and Wine)
19665 Willowbrook Ave,
Langley, BC V2Y 1A5
Tel: (604) 539 0046

Kelowna Liquor Store
101-115 Roxby Rd,
Kelowna, BC V1X 8A4
Tel: (250) 765-3188

Dilworth Liquor Store
1992 Dilworth Dr,
Kelowna BC V1Y 9N4
Tel: (250) 860-3238

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Blackcomb Liquor Store
Tel: (604)932-9795
4573 Chateau Boulevard
Whistler, V0N 1B4

Nesters Liquor Whistler
Tel: (604) 938-2337
7025 Nesters road,
Whistler,  V0N 1B7

Steamworks Liquor Store
Tel: (604) 689-8729
375 Water Street
Vancouver, V6B 5C6

Liberty Wines Point Grey
Tel: (604) 224-8050
4583 WEST 10TH AVE
Vancouver, V8R 2J2

Viti  Wine & Lager
Tel: (604) 683-3806
900 Seymour Street
Vancouver, V6B 3L9

Wall Centre Fine Spirits
Tel: (604) 893-7254
1075 Hornby St,
Vancouver, V6Z 2R9

Point Grey Beer and Wine
Tel: (604) 732-580
13338 West Broadway
Vancouver   V6R 2B2

Brewery Creek Beer & Wine Store
Tel: (604) 872-3373
3045 Main Street
Vancouver, V5T 3G6

North Shore Liquor Shop
Tel: (604)982-9298
1246 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC  V7P1T2

The Gull Liquor Store
Tel: (604) 988-5545
715 – 333 Brooksbank Avenue
North Vancouver   V7l 1b2

Bainbridge Liquor Store
Tel: (604) 415-0766
#5-2909 Bainbridge Ave.
Burnaby, V5A 2S9

Sandpiper Liquor Store
Tel: (604) 535-1322

River’s Reach Liquor Store
Tel:   (604) 777-0101

Pitt Meadows Liquor Store
Tel: (604)460-1607
19267 Lougheed Hwy
Pitt Meadows, V3Y 2J5

Murrayville Liquor Store‎
Tel: (604) 533-2901
5-2081148 Avenue,
Langley, V3A 3N1‎

Langley Liquor Store
Tel: (604) 539-7737
20811 Fraser Highway,
Langley, V3A 4G7

Vernon Square Liquor Store

Tel:  (250) 558-5608
300 – 4400 32ND STREET
Vernon, V1T9H2

Metro Liquor
Tel: (250) 979-1222
103-1180 Sunset Dr
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9W6

Restaurants and Pubs:

Central Bistro
Tel: (604) 689-4527
1072 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC

Beyond Restaurant + Lounge
Tel: (604) 684-3474
1015 Burrard Street
Vancouver, V6Z 1Y5

Vancouver Club
Tel: (604) 685-9321
915 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6

5 Doors Down Restaurant
Tel: 604-538-8153
15047 Marine Drive,
White Rock, BC V4B 1C5

Tel: (250) 868-8805
1560 Water Street,
Kelowna V1Y 1J8

All Other Wines and Spirits:

 Shebeen Whiskey House
212 Carrall St.
Vancouver BC V6B 2J1
604 688 9779

Wall Center fine Spirits
1075 Hornby st
Vancouver BC v6z 2r9
604 893 7254

Liberty Wine Merchants

Pacific Spirits Wine Cellar
604 738-1299

Granville Liquor Store
604 731 2669


Burnaby Heights Liquor Shop
604 298 4628

North Vancouver:

Edgemont Liquor
3018 – 3020 EDGEMONT BLVD
604 984 9463

North Shore Liquor Shop
604 982 9298


Nesters Liquor Store
7025 Nesters Road
Whistler, BC V0N 1B7
604 938 2337

West Vancouver:

Village Taphouse Liquor Store
1C-900 Main Street
West Vancouver V7T 2Z3
604 922 8823


Spinnakers Spirit Merchants
130-176 Wilson St
LRS # 195209
BC V9A 7N6

Strath Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants
919 Douglas Street
Victoria B.C. V8W 2C2
250 370 WINE


Beverly Corneres Liquor Store
2755 Beverly St
Duncan, BC V9L 6X2
250 715 2025




August 27, 2013




WINNER OF A Bronze Medal


SHe  by Morton’s, LAS VEGAS


This year’s competition proved to be an even greater challenge for each of the 306 spirits competing for the coveted SIP Medals awarded to the top consumer’s spirit of choice!  The SIP Awards is the only international spirits competition leveling the playing field for established brands and newcomers alike by enlisting consumers as judges.

XFour™  brands are made with natural ingredients and contain no preservatives, glycerines or emulsifiers making it a better choice for you.  XFour Bremner’s blueberry vodka contains 3/4 pound of fresh blueberries and our four times distilled XFour handcrafted vodka. Bremner’s Farm is a world leader of blueberry juice and products from Ladner BC.    XFour is quadruple distilled and filtered three times through charcoal followed by triple filtration.   Other vodkas in the XFour brand are: XFour premium handcrafted and the XFour Xoxolat Chocolate Martini.


For more information: http://sipawards.com/content/results/sipawards2013results.pdf

Or contact Marcus VonAlbrecht- marcus@vonalbrecht.com, 604-273-5455

VonAlbrecht and Associates is proud to announce new provincial representation in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

For product inquiries in Saskatchewan, please contact Dominic Hauck of Reservas Tequila: 

Reservas Tequila Distributing Inc.
T. +1 306 291 5861
F. +1 604 330 4438

For product inquiries in Alberta, Please contact Julie Jolliffe of Amici:

Julie Joilliffe – 1 (403) 630-6888

Calgary, AB.

For product inquiries in Manitoba, please contact Bennie Gusnowsky of BKG Distributors:

ph: 1 (204) 294-9314

Winnipeg, MB.

Lochside 45 year old to be released December 4th!

December 4, 2012


International Rainbow Wine Festival, Chilliwack.


This is your chance to celebrate the world of wine at the 4th Annual International Rainbow Wine Festival.  This event is becoming a must go social event for Chilliwack residents.  The wine tasting is being held Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 7 to 10pm at the Chilliwack Best Western Rainbow Country Inn.

Remember this is an international event with over 100 great wines from around the world for you to sample, along with local and international beer, a table of fine Scotch, Ice Wine sculpture, live entertainment, lots of unique culinary treats and door prizes.  To top it all off, when you find that perfect wine, you should be able to buy it at a local wine store.

The cost is  $50 a person with some of the proceeds going to Rotary Internationals ‘End Polio Now’ campaign.  The world is a lot closer to eradicating this crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease thanks to Rotary International and its efforts since 1985.  Polio is now found in small pockets of a handful of countries and the world is close to eliminating it, just like what was done with Small Poxes.

You can purchase tickets at Divine Wines.  They are $50.00 each.

For more details, contact Andrew- andrew@vonalbrecht.com

Import Vintners & Spirits Association- New product salon, Victoria.


The Import Vintners & Spirits Association is a registered not for profit society that was formed in 1975 by a group of beverage alcohol import agents who felt a united voice should be heard when communicating with the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch and the Provincial Governments. In 2009, the IVSA consolidated operations with the Beverage Alcohol Importers Council of Alberta (BAICA) making it the largest representative body of beverage alcohol import agents in Canada.

Join us at the new product salon organised by the IVSA at Victoria. For more details , contact David- david@cheersliquor.com
Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
Industry Guests 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

 Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 

Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival

topbar-image-02This gala event has grown to be one of the most popular “must attend evenings” in the Fraser Valley.  Organized by the Rotary club of Langley Central, the Fraser Valley Wine Festival raises funds to help and support the youth in the community.

The passion for wine, food and friends is yours to delight in at this well-known and recognized event. Treat yourself to an evening that brings excellent value while you enjoy sampling the extensive variety of wines or browse from table to table for the tasty samples of gourmet food from local restaurants.

JOIN US for a classy yet casual evening of fun with wine, food and friends!

Save the Date!
24th Annual Celebration of Wine and Food
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm 
Willowbrook Shopping Centre Langley, BC 
For more details, contact Andrew – andrew@vonalbrecht.com


Lochside 45 year old is here!


Single Cask Whisky release dinner – October 23rd

 Companions of the Quaich

Single cask whisky release dinner

Sutton Place Hotel

October 23, 2012 @ 7 p.m. sharp



(Small Bites- passed around)

Blue cheese & Apple

Balik Salmon Tempura rolls

Royal Lochnagar 9 yr old


Vanilla Bean Duck Breast

Compressed pears, celeriac salad, radish

1985 Littlemill 25 yr old (closed distillery)


Beef Tenderloin and Smoked Braised Beef Brisket

Oyster mushrooms, corn “brulee”, honey beets, sweet potato

Macallan 14 yr old single cask


Coffee cake, Chocolate Gelato and Caramel Sabayon

Usquaebash old rare blended whisky

Members: $70

Non-members: $80.00

Reservations: Kathryn Wilder – kw@excalibur-vc.com

Or, Sutton Place Hotel – 604-682-5511

March 8th 2012 – Companion’s Scotch Dinner

Another great event at one of Vancouver trendiest spots for great food, drinks and people; Beyond Restaurant & Lounge located in the Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa on Burrard. On March 8th, 2012, Chef George along with Marcus VonAlbrecht and team will serve a special four course meal paired with four of our finest bottles. An unbelievable value; A night of fine food and a fun atmosphere, come and explore a unique opportunity to enjoy some brilliant whiskies!

Many of you have been supporting our Scotch Dinners for years and we would like the opportunity to thank you and offer a taste of some of our most popular single malts as well as some incredibly rare and special treats; including a 45 yr old Lochside, valued at over $6000.00 a bottle. The distillery has been closed for almost 20 years and all of the whisky was sold off.  Recently 2 casks were sold in an estate sale and are taking orders for November delivery. Only 6 bottles available in Canada.

As always there will be plenty of food and a chance to win some very special bottles in our raffle draw!
Look forward to seeing you all there.

Menu & Whiskies to be Paired:


Mortlach – 19 yr old Sherry Cask  $150.00

Smoked ocean run rainbow trout, tree fruit spice cure,  Raisin plum wine vinaigrette, Israeli couscous

Tantallan – 10 yr old Highand $75.00

Paradise valley free range pork belly crackling Guinness infused barley, fig bacon jam

Finlaggan – Cask Strength  $91.00

Heritage angus charred flank steak tamale, mole sauce

Longmorn 18 year $150.00

Dark chocolate sundried cherry pudding, Almond red peppercorn praline, toffee gelato

Time: 6:30 welcome

Event: 7 pm. sharp

Reservations: 778-233-7624 or email me back at marcus@vonalbrecht.com

Date: March 8th, 2012

Address: 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Cost: Members $65.00, Non Members $75.00

We would like to thank Beyond Restaurant & Lounge for helping us  put this event together!
Call or email now at 778.233.7624 to reserve your seat!