Wee Tipple Party

Wee Tipple Party
Nanaimo Whisk(e)y Festival
March 8th, 2019 | The Grand Hotel | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Crimson Coast Dance Society is proud to announce the return of the Wee Tipple Party, a lavish evening showcasing fine whiskies, delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction, and stimulating conversation.
Renowned for their knowledge of whisk(e)y, The Grand Hotel has been an exquisite host for the Nanaimo Whisk(e)y Festival since 2012, and will once again be the scene of sophisticated entertainment Friday, March 8th, 2019.
“It has been remarkable to witness the evolution of this event. It gets better with age, just like the very products sampled.” – Holly Bright, CCDS Artistic Director.
The evening will feature lively jazz music performed by the talented duo of David Baird & Steve Jones, sumptuous gourmet food prepared by The Grand Hotel’s Executive Chef Ian Ter Veer, and Shaw TV’s Matt Carter as your Master of Ceremonies.
The event is a signature event of Festival Nanaimo, and is sponsored by 106.9 The Wolf, the exclusive radio media sponsor of the Wee Tipple Party.
All proceeds will support Crimson Coast Dance Society’s efforts to provide & promote a place for beauty, inspiration and dialogue through artistic presentation & programs in Nanaimo.
Tickets available IN ADVANCE ONLY


Nestled in the heart of Nanaimo’s prestigious north end, The Grand Hotel offers discerning guests premier accommodation and amenities in a location like no other whether you’re travelling for business or leisure.


Festival Nanaimo is a multi-dimensional community festival that takes place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March each year. Festival Nanaimo is about exploring Nanaimo, through a variety of activities that include great music, comedy, performance art, visual art, culinary art with whisk(e)y, bacon & bevy tastings, Nanaimo Bars, Spring Break activities and finishing with the Annual PirateFest Family FunDay.


106.9 FM The Wolf rocks with the greatest Classic Rock of all time plus the Best New Rock. Not for the faint of heart! With a focus on music, fun, and a strong attachment to our community, The Wolf has gained a large, loyal audience. 

Agent Pour List for Wee Tipple 2019
List Subject to Change



With roots dating back to 1972, Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits is a family run company based in Vancouver. We supply restaurants, wine boutiques and retailers with an unequalled range of estate wines, from iconic houses such as Mission Hill Family Estate, Antinori and Louis Latour.



As importers of fine wines and spirits, we endeavor to provide our market with products that offer something special, uniqueness, diversity and, above all, quality. In realizing this goal, we strive to source products that offer great value, products that challenge and excite the taster and, on occasion, unveil an undiscovered treasure.


The Bacchus Group is focused on the distribution, sales, marketing, warehousing, and supply chain management of wine and premium spirits in Western Canada. As a division of the Mark Anthony Group of Companies and with our strong partners in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, we offer the depth of resources of the largest national importer in Canada with the personalized precision solutions only a regional distributor can execute.


Take two lads in the Yukon, stick them on a canoe trip, and lo and behold, in 1997 a brewery was born. Now, making beer is a joyous thing, but in 2009 these two blokes decided to buy a still, apply their brewing knowhow and make whisky. Whisky made in small releases, with a variety of malted roasted grains, using different fermentation techniques and a mix of barrels. The goal is that no two releases are the same, so that as each expression emerges, it is layered and complex and probably never to be repeated.


Von Albrecht and Associates is a group of hospitality and liquor specialists with strong connections to the industry. Principal, Marcus Von Albrecht, has a wide variety of specializations that he brings to the table. He is an owner of Mava Foods, a food manufacturer utilizing local ingredients that produces home meal replacements for grocery stores.




Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants is a national fine wine & spirits importing, distributing and marketing agency in Canada. Authentic's portfolio includes an exclusive collection of some of the world's most iconic fine wines and spirits, representing a wide range of categories. Authentic brings top quality, service oriented sales and marketing teams nationwide.


Central City is a craft brewery and distillery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning, premium craft beer and distilled spirits, made without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. 




We are a proud, 100% Canadian sales and marketing company that is dedicated to providing Canadians with a selection of some of the best wine, beer and spirits products and experiences the world has to offer.


In 2007, we examined the marketplace and came to the following conclusion: consumers were demanding better quality products that fit their lifestyle. We went looking around the world to find these products. Once discovered, we presented them to experts and industry leaders within the marketplace to determine if they were the correct fit. Based on this approach, we started with 3 brands and have grown to over 20 different brands with access to over 200 products from various distillers and brewers. We have become the leading Canadian Distributor for products manufactured in India.


An off-shoot of the Longwood Brewpub, this production brewery opened in 2013 to boost the brand’s reach across BC. While some of Longwood’s core beers originated at the brewpub, the brewery always has something unique on tap at the growler bar in the tasting room. A new picnic area is set to open in the Spring of 2019. Stay tuned!


Established in Nanaimo, B.C. in 1986, this funky, colourful, Mexican restaurant has been a family run success and has been know as the "Pink house on the hill" since its renovation that same year. Family friendly. Great atmosphere.


Here at the Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery, we craft outstanding beers, exceptional single malt whiskies, and great visitor experiences. We were founded by over 325 small Canadians investors with a shared passion for great craft beer and whisky.


Featuring an ever-expanding selection of craft beer and conveniently located at Brooks Landing in central Nanaimo, The Landing is perfectly positioned for ferry-folk needing to grab a bomber or two of their favourite craft brew, and incredibly appealing to Nanaimoites looking to score a sip or three of something sudsy.




Mailing Address: #5-150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
Office Address: CIBC Nanaimo Arts Centre - 60 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
PHONE: 250-716-3230
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