Fet’s Whiskey Kitchen Raided

Fet’s Whiskey Kitchen, 1230 Commercial, is one of the Drive’s longest serving establishments. It has the widest selection of whiskies in Canada. According to a note on Fet’s Facebook page:

“What an interesting day we had down at The Kitchen today.

At 10am three government agents showed up with the police to conduct a prohibition style raid. The government inventoried, catalogued, sealed and removed 242 bottles of whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society [SMWS] worth about $40k. The same raid was conducted simultaneously at The Grand Hotel in Nanaimo, Little Jumbo and The Union Club in Victoria. All 4 establishments are SMWS Partner Bars and the only whisky taken at each location were the Society bottles.

Every cocktail bar in the province has a few specialty products in their shelves yet only these 4 bars were raided and the only product removed was the SMWS bottles.”

It will be fascinating to learn what this is all about.

 

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3 Responses to Fet’s Whiskey Kitchen Raided

  1. Surya says:

    Anything to do with the recent article in the Globe citing “unknown” venues serving “antique” spirits under the radar? I wondered if there would be “follow up”…

  2. jakking says:

    It seems that the government is upset that places like Fets are buying spirits from private suppliers, even though they have paid the full taxes and duties. The government must want its profit on top.

  3. […] I reported earlier, and has been widely reported since, Fets Whiskey Kitchen on Commercial Drive was raided last week […]

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