Trying to choose the perfect gift can be a daunting task.
Thankfully, BC Liquor Stores can help make your holiday shopping effortless with products specially selected by its experts. From extra-premium spirits for someone special, to champagne to ring in the New Year and everything in between, BC Liquor Stores have you covered when it comes to bringing the holiday cheer.
Unsure of what to buy? Head down to your local BC Liquor Store to get friendly expert advice on wine, spirits, beer and more.
Have a hard-to-shop-for person on your list? Gift cards are available so they can pick their own special gift.
Over 900 products are on sale in December, and the stores are offering extended holiday hours to facilitate a safe shopping environment that follows all safety and sanitizing protocols.
Snag your holiday favourites while helping to support BC Food Banks. All donations raised will support food banks in their local communities.
BC Liquor Stores also give you the opportunity to make your gift count twice through its Share-a-Bear program.
For $12.70 plus tax, customers can choose one adorable stuffed teddy bear to take home while its twin is donated to a shelter, hospital or other worthwhile charity in the community to brighten the holiday season for a child.
Want to get a head start on your shopping? Check out some of these premium gifts, selected by BC Liquor Stores experts.
BC Liquor Stores expert picks for perfect holiday gifts
Lemon tart, crème brûlée, orange zest and sultana raisin, along with vanilla bean, ginger, nutmeg and honeycomb, grace this elegant, fruit- forward and smooth Scotch that was finished in wine casks from Sauternes.
This luxurious, smooth whisky opens with enticing aromas of honey with subtle woody and smoky notes. On the palate, it reveals layers of vibrant tropical fruit with a distinct creamy vanilla flavour.
Toki, or “time”, celebrates heritage and innovation in a blend of malt and grain whiskies from the Hakushu, Yamazaki and Chita distilleries. It is balanced and finessed, with orchard fruit and spice notes.
Toffee, caramel, dried fruit, candied orange peel and honey along with hints of mint, chocolate and baking spices pulsate through this smooth, rich, full-bodied bourbon with a long finish.
An absolutely fabulous value in Napa Valley, this stunning Cabernet Sauvignon offers loads of cassis, black plums and mulberries plus hints of dark chocolate, herbs and earth in a lush, opulent, full-bodied profile.
An unexpected wine pairing for turkey
Want a different wine to pair with your turkey? Try the Tantalus Pinot Noir.
Tasting notes: Pretty floral, dark cherry, black plum and raspberry notes with earth and baking spice accents mark this superb, age-worthy B.C. Pinot. The finish is long and structured with a vein of minerality.
Festive cocktails to try
1 oz (30 ml) Crème de Menthe
3 oz (90 ml) dairy or non-dairy eggnog
mint sprig, for garnish
Combine liqueurs and eggnog in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a rocks glass over new ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
1 oz (30 ml) Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka
½ oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
½ oz (15 ml) simple syrup*
2½ oz (75 ml) Concerto Lambrusco
fresh raspberry, for garnish
In a mixing glass with ice, combine vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. Stir to chill and dilute, then strain into a flute glass. Top with Lambrusco and garnish with a raspberry.
*1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in boiling water. Allow to cool before using.