Art of the Cocktail
Grand Tasting

Art of the Cocktail is a two-day event showcasing all things cocktail. 

We support the craft cocktail movement and the educated consumer.
Reacquaint yourself with established brands of spirits and get introduced to the new artisans of the region.
Seminars, the Grand Tasting and the BPNW competition will immerse you in a spirited world.

Locations this year include:


Grand Tasting • October 24

Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St, Victoria, BC 

Seminars • October 25

Parkside Hotel and Spa, 810 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC

Competition • October 25

The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St, Victoria, BC 


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Grand Tasting

The main event. The one everyone talks about. Indulge in an evening of cocktail sampling of over 70 unique and familiar spirits.

Grand Tasting


Imbibe and learn. Make friends and have an all around lovely time. These 90-minute sessions are perfect afternoon delights.



Art of the Cocktail not only brings out the best spirits, it also highlights the talents of the best bartenders. Who will take home one of AOTC's three coveted titles?



Make a night of it! Enjoy your weekend with Art of the Cocktail and take the elevator home by staying at the luxurious Fairmont Empress, right in the inner harbour of Victoria! 

Whether you're coming to Victoria from the mainland or just driving in from Saanich, enjoy yourself responsibly and take advantage of the special Fairmont rates, with parking ($179) or without ($159).


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