Distiller Magazine

Distiller Magazine

/ Vancouver British Columbia Cocktail Bars

“With its towering views of mountains and bay, Fairmont Pacific Rim made a name for itself with cocktails and sushi in its popular, festive Lobby Bar—also a Vancouver bar worth drinking in. But in 2017, the hotel went a few steps farther, unveiling the ambitious Botanist upstairs. Botanist checks off boxes of restaurant, cocktail bar with lab and garden dining room. Employing the principles of botany from design to food, Fairmont Pacific Rim creative beverage director Grant Sceney and head bartender Jeff Savage go experimental and artful with drinks served on driftwood or set on fire in lanterns. What to Drink: Pacific Northwest seasonal ingredients represent natural elements like the ocean, forest floor or Pacific air in drinks like Can’t Beet A Root (aged rum, carrots, yellow beets, ginger, lemon, kale) or Rye ‘N Reynolds (rye whiskey, Cognac, cascara, nectarine oils, house-fermented Reynolds bitters).”