Look what happened at Fets Whisky Kitchen on Commercial Drive yesterday. According to the venerable establishment’s Facebook page, a bunch of government nabobs (with cops) showed up and seized 242 bottles of whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the lot valued in excess of $40k.
I’m not privy to the writ (the story is developing), but it’s very likely about selling/storing booze that wasn’t purchased via the government. If that’s the case, it doesn’t make it any less awful. It’s equally bad for the affected establishments in Victoria. The sold out Victoria Whisky Festival started last night. It’s almost as if the agents chose the date of the raid to coincide with the festival.
Not every day you see a whisky raid in Vancouver. 300 bottles taken from Fets Whiskey Kitchen by the government yesterday. More to come. pic.twitter.com/4ssbQGLRXM
— Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) January 19, 2018
Jesus. Never mind the opioid crisis…