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8 Nov

Cornucopia 2016: Guide for Hard Liquor Lovers

TAG: Arts Culture, Culinary, Festivals Events

Posted by: Pip Campbell

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It’s almost here! The 20th year of Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial starts this Thursday November 10, promising to be the biggest and best festival of food and drink Whistler has ever seen.

Here at the Insider we’ve gone through the schedule and dug out ideas for the new and curious, the party animals, the entertainers, wine buffs and industry insiders, fans of arts and culture, eating for health and wellness and the craft beer fans. Now we’re coming down to the wire, it’s time to shoot straight and reach for the liquor bottle.

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The world of spirits is not for the faint-hearted. In large quantities hard liquor can scorch the tastebuds and lead to questionable life choices, but when sipped and sampled, mixed with intelligence and consumed in the company of good people they offer a world of distilled discovery (and potentially nights of unrivalled sophistication). Thanks to the myriad of events at Cornucopia 2016, you can dip your toe into the world of spirits at a tasting, expand your palate and learn more about your favourite liquor – be it gin, vodka or scotch – at a seminar or go all in with a themed dinner or night of art. Take a look at the options, and be sure to get your tickets soon, lest you be disappointed.

Parties Tastings

With a Twist Silent Disco and Tasting
An intriguing mix of beverages for those who love beer and spirits, with a silent disco dancefloor where attendees can strut their stuff.
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Poured Grand Tasting: The Full Spectrum of Taste
Capturing drinks from scotch to cider, Poured offers a world of exploration for the beverage connoisseur.
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Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle
The annual showdown from the Bearfoot Bistro where international competitors meet and compete for glory. Who can shuck the most oysters? Which Caesar reigns supreme? Be here to find out.
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House Party: Best of BC
Local food plus beer wines and spirits make this a House Party to remember. It’s a Whistler favourite, so dress in your best (mountain casual, that is) and get ready to groove to local DJs.
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Sip and Learn Seminars

Drink Seminar: Single Malt Seduction – The New Age of Tradition
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Drink Seminar: Patrón Premium Tequila Tutorial
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Drink Seminar: The GT – With Love From Spain
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Drink Seminar: A 500-Year History of Gin

Drink Seminar: The Singular Pleasures of Scottish Single Malts

Drink Seminar: DIY for Drinkers – No Experience Necessary
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Drink Seminar: Spirited Chocolate
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Artistic Evenings

The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery: Martini and Mud
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Grill and Vine Restaurant: Savour
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Aura Restaurant: Sip Savour Whiskey Dinner

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our Insider Guides to Cornucopia – we’ll see you out and about over the coming days of the festival! Remember to sip responsibly, drink lots of water and make sure you have accommodation so you don’t have to drive – can help with last minute requests.

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