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Balvenie 50-Year Collaboration

We were contacted by the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver to collaborate on the presentation of their recently acquired bottle of Balvenie 50-Year Whisky, one of the most prestigious luxury spirits in the world. To help celebrate this special offering we laser engraved 26 Baccarat crystal glasses with their logo as well as the number for each of the coveted 26 ounces. Each $2600 CAD per single ounce pour comes is served in your own numbered glass on a 24k gold plated coaster to commemorate this taste of history.

We often host a sophisticated clientele in The Lobby Lounge who enjoy the finer experiences in life. This scotch is in itself a part of history and highlights years of elegant craftsmanship. It’s very rare that an opportunity like this comes along, and it represents our ongoing commitment to being the best lounge in the city and offering a unique experience for our guests,” comments Grant Sceney, head bartender at Fairmont Pacific Rim.

TASTING NOTES (750 ml, 45.4% ABV):

-Rich and deep with an abundance of elegant oak, notes of sweet raisins and a subtle ginger spiciness.

-Lush with dark fruits, a spicy outburst of ground ginger and cinnamon, and a lingering fruity sweetness.

If $2600 is a little too rich for your blood you can purchase the same Baccarat Glass in our online shop to enjoy your dram of choice in the comfort of your own home.

The Simple Things

Sometimes you just want something simple, something pure, and moreover – something easy. The recipe is hard to get wrong. Just get yourself a quality whisky, pour it into a quality glass and enjoy. Sunshine held together by water, in Whisky we trust.

Drinking from history

As coupes go this is about as good as it gets. The extreme refinement that characterizes this pattern is done in such a subtle way that you really need to hold this glass to appreciate it. The fine vertical ribbing expresses the crystal’s smooth aquatic nature. Each glass is meticulously handcrafted in France using the same techniques their craftsmen have used for over 400 years. Perfect for your favourite martini, cocktail or bubbly – Apollo is ready to celebrate your favourite cocktail in style.

Parched Penguin Blog takes flight

New site, new blog - exciting things ahead! We are looking forward to sharing the brand histories and inspirations behind some of our favourite pieces that we carry. We also want to include tips from talented local bartenders inspiring us to make great cocktails as well as showcasing the people crafting the beers, wines and spirits we all enjoy.

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Parched Penguin

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