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As a pioneer in BC's Craft Distilling Industry, Merridale is proud to host the 1st Annual Craft Spirit Festival for an all-out celebration of taste, craft, and community. We invite YOU to taste the spirits of all 11 craft distilleries on Vancouver Island at our Farm in Cobble Hill. On November 3, 2018, visit Merridale to taste unique and exciting local spirits - and meet their makers!
General Admission is $35 and includes a safe bus ride from Victoria, Westshore, Duncan, Cobble Hill or Shawnigan Lake, two tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass. Additional drink tokens can be purchased for $2. The Merridale kitchen will be open during the festival for attendees to purchase food to go with their cocktails.
Spinnakers Liquor Store will be providing a special pop-up liquor store at the event to sell bottles of spirits for our participating distilleries, so you can take home your favourite!
Bus stops are as follows:
- Victoria - Uptown at Noodlebox at 4pm
- Westshore - Park & Ride by Westshore Recreation at 4:15pm
- Duncan - Island Savings Centre at 4:15pm
- Cobble Hill - Valley View Centre at 4:35pm
- Shawnigan - Mason's Store at 4:45pm
All busses will aim to arrive at Merridale for 5pm and leave at 8pm and reverse their stops to the original stop.
The Craft Spirit Festival also marks the launch of Eat Stay Play in Cowichan! Visit Cowichan from November 3 to 12 to discover great eats, endless adventures, and unforgettable places to lay your head for just a fraction of what you’d pay the rest of the year. Visit the Tourism Cowichan website to learn more.
Please note: You will not be sent specific event tickets but can use your email response as confirmation. We will check-in attendees by guest list using the last name of the ticket purchaser.
Participating distilleries include: