May 02, 2018

Hospitality-industry leaders from across the province were honoured last week at the annual BC Hospitality Industry Awards Gala in Whistler. Cascadia Liquor was named BC’s 2017 Liquor Retailer of the Year.

Presented by the Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) and the BC Hotel Association (BCHA), the BC Hospitality Industry Awards recognize the province’s most exceptional hoteliers, liquor retailers, and publicans. Each of the winners were nominated for their outstanding contributions to their communities, their leadership in business, and the inspiring impact they’ve had on the hospitality industry.

“With all these changing liquor laws, running a great liquor store while turning a profit can be daunting. But the 2017 Liquor Retailer of the Year makes it look easy,” said Al McCreary, President of ABLE BC. Cascadia Liquor is locally-owned and operates seven stores on Vancouver Island. The stores share a welcoming West Coast style, a well-chosen selection of wine, craft, beer, and spirits with an emphasis on local and craft producers, and offer weekly tastings and monthly masterclasses.

Beyond their extensive product selection, Cascadia Liquor was recognized for their continued investment in staff training, their commitment to educating customers and creating an enhanced guest experience, and for regularly giving back to the community. Last year alone, this company raised $27,000 for local charities.

“On behalf of the Alliance, we offer our sincere congratulations to Liquor Retailer of the Year, Cascadia Liquor Stores, a long-time leader in our industry and member of ABLE BC,” said Jeff Guignard, Executive Director of ABLE BC. “With a new location mid-island, renovations to accommodate a tasting bar, educational seminars, and more specialized products in their downtown location, and further plans for expansion, we can’t wait to see what this company does next!”

Please join us in congratulating Cascadia Liquor Stores! Learn more about Cascadia, a member of the Truffles Group: http://www.cascadialiquor.com/


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