Written By Gary Hynes Libations / Spirits Jun 17, 2015 Victoria Spirits Sells to Marker Group SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:VICTORIA, B.C., June 15, 2015 – Victoria Spirits is pleased to announce the sale of their distillery to Marker Group. The new ownership will mean increased distribution for the company’s premium spirits and a new home as Vancouver Island’s first waterfront distillery. It comes at an ideal time for both Victoria Spirits and Marker. Due to retire from the spirits business, original owners Bryan and Valerie Murray are thrilled to see Victoria Spirits taken forward by a company that can inject the energy and capital investment needed to propel the distillery to new levels of success. Marker Group is delighted to continue working with Master Distiller and General Manager, Peter Hunt, who – along with an expanded team – will increase the production and distribution of the distillery’s modern spirits, including Victoria Gin.Marker believes the spirits market is poised for significant growth, fuelled by both the public’s fascination with small-batch distilling and recent changes in B.C. liquor laws. In anticipation, the Victoria Spirits distillery will be moved from Old West Saanich Road in Saanich to a unique location on the Seaport Place waterfront of Sidney, B.C., maximizing the opportunity to involve the local community and visitors in the experience of creating artisan spirits. The project will create a regional focal point at a site that is unmatched anywhere in the province, in terms of both its natural setting and environmental sustainability. The town of Sidney was instrumental in supporting the vision. Due in part to securing the “right tenant for this key property,” Mayor Steve Price expects the development “will bring major benefits to Sidney and will utilize our beautiful waterfront as a tourism and economic driver while keeping it open and accessible for the public to enjoy.”Victoria Spirits was created from a desire to reinvent gin, and so in 2008 “Canada’s Modern Classic” was born. Like all its premium spirits, Victoria Spirits’ flagship Victoria Gin is lovingly crafted by hand in small batches with a gleaming German copper pot still. The result is complex, elegant, and balanced. Named after its city of origin, Victoria Gin has transcended its roots and is now a truly national brand. Vic Gin (as it is known by its devotees) is still crafted drop-by-drop, with organic botanicals and bottled carefully by hand. Victoria Spirits has long married science and art, and balanced tradition and innovation, to create its growing family of products, which also includes Oaken Gin, Left Coast Hemp Vodka, Craigdarroch Whisky, and Twisted & Bitter cocktail bitters.Marker Group is a locally focussed land development and venture investment company located in Victoria B.C., owned by Principal, Grant Rogers. Marker specializes in mixed use developments that target the needs of the local community and significantly enhance value to all stakeholders. As a long term resident of the Sidney community and with investments in a wide range of businesses from high technology and medical to hospitality and tourism, Rogers and the Team at Marker find opportunities to build, grow and operate businesses that create unique value propositions. Developments include: The Sidney Pier, Seaport West, Sunrise Ridge, The Meridian and Dunmora Estates. Successful operational businesses include: Sidney Pier Hotel, Haven Spa, Haros Restaurant, Sidney Pier Geothermal Utility Corp. and Seagate Pontoons. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... 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