Friday June 12, our friends at merridale will debut their newest spirit, Cowichan Gin — the first of their Cowichan Spirits line — and the celebrations include a long table distillery dinner that night.  You’ll learn about the art of distillation, hear how hand-foraged botanicals have been used to create Cowichan Gin, taste it in a cocktail, and take home the recipe.  Then, enjoy a four course forage-focused long table dinner, with storytelling by merridale’s chef, Kyle Bellis.  Take a look at the set menu here (portable document format).

Tickets are $59 each plus 15% gratuity and applicable taxes; they’re available in advance only, at 1 800 998 9908 or via e-mail.  Or, you could just win your tickets this week (Monday June 01 through Thursday June 04).  Listen for the Long Song each day between 10am and 11am, call me at 250 475 100.3 when you hear it, and if you’re caller nine, you’ll own a pair of tickets.

Monday’s Long Song: Ace — How Long

Tuesday’s Long Song:  Joe Walsh — All Night Long

Wednesday’s Long Song:  Cake — Short Skirt, Long Jacket

Thursday’s Long Song:  Bryan Adams — Long Gone

Love, Dr. Scott James

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