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COOL THINGS WE WANT // To Warm Up With a Sons of Vancouver ‘2021 Whisky Advent Calendar’

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.


As far as signs of Winter go, this one’s a goodie: the Sons of Vancouver Distillery‘s new ‘2021 Whisky Advent Calendar’ is now available! The calendar contains two dozen 50mL bottles of SOV blended-and-distilled whiskies, half of them cask strength and half of them liqueurs. The majority of the whiskies have never before been made available to the public.

One of the calendars will set you back $229, including tax…but that price hardly reflects the child-like element of zeal and surprise contained behind each of the 24 cardboard slots. The gray and rainy days ahead are about to get a lot more exciting!

Get yours online here or in-person from the Sons of Vancouver Distillery in North Vancouver.


Neighbourhood: North Vancouver
1431 Crown St.
778-340-5388

We Can’t Wait to Dive Into the Four Horsemen’s First Cookbook, Dropping This Fall

We recently caught wind that the folks behind the highly-decorated and Michelin-starred Brooklyn restaurant and wine bar are putting out a cookbook, which will be available to purchase on October 22nd, 2024. Obviously we need it in our collection.

Sign Us Up for ‘Bad Summer Camp’, June 14-16th!

The Bad Academy has brainstormed up their ideal adult summer camp scenario that factors in everything from bonfires, crafting, hiking, paddleboarding and lake dips, to morning sound bathing and yoga sessions, a cedar weaving workshop, and even a visit to Shady Hazel Farm.

The St. Patrick’s Day Collab Between The Irish Heather + Mello Has Our Name on It

If you're the sort to write off St. Patrick's Day celebrations due to stereotypical associations with the messy, rowdy, green-beer-binge-drinking brand of partying - not so fast!

We Can’t Get Enough of Nata’s Food-Inspired Candles

London-based makers of food-shaped candles, Nata, are dropping their new collection this week, on February 27th (tomorrow!) and they're even more decadent than ever...