The Strath Ale, Wine & Spirit Merchants
Since opening in 2003, this private licensed retail store has become the “go to” location for wine, spirits and beers in the heart of downtown Victoria.
We offer an ever expanding range of products that include many old favourites as well as a diverse array of specialty products not found in most other stores. With a strong focus on local products, we carry a huge selection of craft BC wines, spirits and beers. We also cater to a thriving whisky local community as the go to destination for unique and hard to find bottles. We are sponsors of the Victoria Whisky Festival and one of only four Scotch Malt Whisky Society merchants in Canada.
Most of our rather sizable beer selection is refrigerated for your convenience, and we also have a rotating selection of chilled wines. We carry a collection of bar accessories and gifts, as well as a wide variety of bitters. If you are looking for the perfect pairing for your special purachase, then look no further than our local chocolates and cuban cigars.
In keeping with The Strathcona policy on sustainability, the Strath Ale Wine & Spirit merchants are continually seeking to increase the number of environmentally conscious products and brands offered. Sustainably farmed grapes, organic wineries, gluten free beer, carbon footprint neutral production, etc., are all represented here. In 2017 we also took a stance against plastic bags, and offer only paper or reusable alternatives.
Most important of all is the personal service. We have specialty product consultants on staff to guide you with your selections in ales, wines and spirits. Those specialized product consultants are also instrumental in running our popular clubs – The Dram Association, The Grapes Of Strath, and Brews Of The Month.