The GOODS from Botanist
Vancouver, BC | Botanist, the newest restaurant and cocktail bar at Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC has been shortlisted in the 12th annual coveted Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards under the ‘Best New International Bar’ category; it’s only the second Canadian bar to have ever received a nominated in this category. The awards will be announced at a ceremony on July 21 in New Orleans, the birthplace of some of the world’s finest classic cocktails.
The Spirited Awards were created in 2007 to recognize the best bars, bartenders, writers and experts in the hard working service industry. This year, there were over 1,000 nominees and votes from 150 international judges yielded the top 10 nominees for 25 award categories. Each nominee was reviewed in detail to ensure it met the criteria and then presented by ballot to the committee judges.
“We are thrilled to be shortlisted in a category alongside the world’s best new bars,” comments Grant Sceney, Botanist Creative Beverage Director. “We’ve had a lot of fun with the cocktail program development, and the entire bar team at Botanist has worked incredibly hard from conceptualization, and then to be recognized at this caliber with the other nominees is humbling. A big thank you goes to everyone who believed in the dream and has supported us along the way.”
Botanist is home to the country’s most unusual Cocktail Lab – a bartender’s studio that inspires creativity as well as space to prepare and experiment with ingredients to develop house-made tinctures, shrubs, syrup and whatever else they can concoct. Its custom-creation features industrial kitchen equipment to integrate a culinary-forward approach to cocktail design and production. The edgy venue inspires creative freedom and precision, granting the attention required to forge an elevated drinking experience.
The formal Botanist cocktail program is available exclusively at the bar and follows the principles of botany; Flowers + Trees, Fruits + Vegetables, Orchard + Vines, Herbs + Spice, and ‘from the lab.’