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We’re Pouring at A Dram Come True

May 13 Join us for the 14th Annual “A Dram Come True”: A whisky fundraiser like no other.

Join the Vancouver Writers Fest for an extraordinary evening of scotch tastings in luxurious surroundings. Now in its 14th year, A Dram Come True offers aficionados, modest fans and the uninitiated alike the opportunity to taste whisky from dozens of distilleries across the globe, with varieties curated by The President of the West Coast Whisky Society. PURCHASE TICKETS.


We’re pouring a selection of vodkas and whisky! Even the Glenesk 30 year old! (not exactly as pictured) Available for purchase in Victoria! BCLDB

Sample single malts from Canada, Scotland, Ireland, India and beyond while you speak with the knowledgeable and passionate tasting experts at each table. Sip your favourite dram as you stroll through the exquisite halls of Hycroft: a stunning Edwardian mansion in lush gardens that overlook the city.

For those looking to sample more than just the water of life (or uisge beatha as its known), wine from the Okanagan region and spirits from local Vancouver distilleries will be on hand, along with tasting stations of charcuterie and cheese.

At the event, you’ll be able to taste samples of:

Ardbeg 10 year, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Lasanta, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or, Auchentoshan American Oak, Bowmore Small Batch, Highland Park Dark Origins, Macallan 1824 Amber, Stronachie 10 Year Old, Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky, Canadian Rockies 21 Year Old, G&M Linkwood 15 Year Old, Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask, Odd Society Spirits’ Oaken Wallflower Gin, Odd Society Spirits’ Wallflower Gin, Odd Society Spirits’ Bittersweet Vermouth, Odd Society Spirits’ Mongrel, Glenfiddich Rich Oak 14 Year, Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 15 Year, The Balvenie Double Wood 12 Year, The Balvenie Single Barrel 12 Year, The Balvenie Carribbean Cask, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, The Glenlivet 15, The Glenlivet 18, The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill, Aberlour 12, Aberlour A’bunadh, Michter’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye, Michter’s Original Sour Mash, Michter’s Unblended American Whisky, Port Charlotte 8 Yar, Fettercairn 7 Year, Glenesk 30 Year, The Ileach Cask Strength, Usquaebach ‘The Reserve’, Selection of Xfour Vodkas, The Dalmore – 12 Year Old, The Dalmore – 15 Year Old, The Dalmore – 18 Year Old, Tinhorn Creek 2014 Pinot Gris, Tinhorn Creek 2013 Cabernet Franc, Tinhorn Creek 2014 Oldfield Series 2 Bench White, Tinhorn Creek 2011 Oldfield Series Merlot, Bomber Pilsner, Bomber ESB, Park Life Passion Fruit Ale.


Surprises throughout the evening, and a silent auction with an extensive variety of items, will keep even regular attendees guessing with delight. And, with every ticket purchase, you support the Vancouver Writers Fest and our year-round initiatives to bring transformative ideas and authors to the city.

Buy your tickets today to reserve your place for this remarkable event. Each ticket includes access to all whisky tasting tables, plus hors d’oeuvres and snacks throughout the evening.

For $25 (in addition to the price of the main event), enjoy early access to the tasting bars (45 minutes before the doors open) along with select whiskies. There are only 40 tickets available, so don’t wait to purchase!