Partner Profile: Vessel Liquor Store

Vessel Liquor Store is a locally owned and operated retailer of wines, spirits, and ales. With a comprehensive selection of quality crafted products, the team at Vessel strives to offer knowledgeable, outstanding customer service.

“IT’S A REWARDING FEELING, HELPING GROW BEVERAGE CULTURE IN THIS CITY, AND SEEING THE ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE. THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE.”

-Ross Borland, Managing Partner

Vessel at Fresh to Death in 2019.

Opened in December of 2015 at Oak Bay Junction, one of the core mandates of Vessel is to contribute to the community. Besides their curated beverage selection, featuring both local and global raves and rarities, Vessel also hosts wine and beer seminars in their custom-built classroom called the Cru’s Nest. These seminars are held regularly to teach attendees about the processes that go into creating their favourite libations through expert-led tastings. Industry-related courses for professionals, including Vessel’s own staff members, are also offered to help spruce up or maintain a wide breadth of knowledge.

Ross Borland, managing partner at Vessel, brings his expertise from more than 25 years in the hospitality industry to the team. He’s been every- thing from a bellman to a hotel manager and understands the value that a wisely selected drink has when hosting events.

With a lot of thought and design going into both the space and the team at Vessel, the liquor store has fast become a community favourite. See what their service is all about in store or at one of the shops they host at events throughout Victoria, like the one found at Victoria Beer Week’s Lift Off!

For info about what Vessel is up to, head to their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.