Victoria Events – Art of the Cocktail 2014, Oct. 4-6

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Sunday, October 4 to Tuesday, October 6, 2014 – Art of the Cocktail 2014 – Victoria, BC

Art of the Cocktail returns for its sixth spirited season to celebrate all things cocktail!

After a record-breaking year in 2013, the event’s team is upping the ante by introducing some new events to the roster. There will be the Earls Kitchen & Bar Games Competition, pitting the bravest bartenders against one another in a heated multi-challenge showdown. Competitors will need to bring their best game as they are judged on speed, charm, and memory before one of them is named Bar Games Champ.

In addition to unique competitions, this year will feature a hands-on Make Your Own Bitters workshop. In this 90-minute session, Victoria Spirits’ own Peter Hunt takes the mystery out of the process as he guides you through it, giving you the chance to create and take home a bottle of your own bitters. Additional seminars will be added to the roster.

The Grand Tasting will take place October 4 at the historical Crystal Gardens. Here, guests can indulge in unique cocktail samples from dozens of spirit brands beside delicious appetizers from some of the best chefs in the city. Il Covo and Steamship Grill & Taphouse are among the newcomers who will be serving up tasty appetizers alongside favourites like Bard and Banker and The Keg. Also featured at the Grand Tasting are exclusive token-free sampling before the event opens to the general public. With its artisanal and regional distillers, as well as the most well-known brands in the world, the Grand Tasting is the festival’s largest event.

More details and guest stars featured at this exciting annual tradition, as well as ticket purchase information, are available on the official website.

Victoria Event Details: 

Event: Art of the Cocktail

Date: Saturday, October 4 to Monday, October 6, 2014.

Location: Various venues throughout Victoria, BC.

Tickets: Buy online at

Contact: Email: Art of the Cocktail ( or phone: 250-389-0444 

Official website:

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