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Visit the Penny Farthing Liquor Store, in our new location next to Fairways in Athlone Court.

We carry over 700 different types of alcohol in our now 5x bigger and better shop, including beer, wine, and spirits from around the globe. Each product is carefully hand selected based on quality, price, vintage and uniqueness.

Come in and talk to our knowledgeable and friendly staff about beer and wine pairings for dinner parties or casual gatherings. We are open seven days a week, including Sundays and Holidays.

Cold Beer & Wine


We are carrying wine from all of the major wine countries: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, United States, and Canada. We have many BC VQA wines and are starting to get some rare/hard to find BC non-VQA wines. (La Vieux Pin, La Stella, Joie, Kettle Valley, Laughing Stock and Burrowing Owl.) We do currently carry some wines from Vancouver Island but not enough to have thier own section... YET. Organic wine will also have its own section too!

We have an 88pts+ Wine Room and an 18 ft long temperature controlled wine room, and enomatic wine tasting machine that are very user friendly.

Beer & Cider

Our Beer Selection is EXTENSIVE! We have all of the major national brands as well as a large selection of import beers. We have expanded our selection of single beers from around the world. As for local beer we carry Driftwood, Phillips, Vancouver Island Brewery, Granville Island, Gulf Islands Brewery, Old Yale, Russel Brewing, Mt.Begbie, Lighthouse, Spinnakkers, Swan's and Fat Cat (Nanaimo).


We have whiskys from all corners of the globe in our "Whiskys of the World" section. Canadian Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Scotch Whisky, American Bourbon, and even Whisky's from Japan and India. Our Single Malt Scotch selection will forever be growing as we track down and bring in obscure and hard to find whisky's from around the world. Right now we have over 50 different single malt scotches and that number is soon to be 100 in the coming weeks.


We have em' all. Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Brandy and Liqueurs. Some high end products are:

VODKA: U'luvka, Grey Goose, Van Gogh, Belvedere and Schramm (from Pemberton)

GIN: Tanqueray, Bombay, Van Gogh, Hendrick's, Juniper Green and Victoria Gin (from... you guessed it, Victoria!)

RUM: Sailor Jerry's, Mount Gay, Appleton and SCREECH (from Newfoundland)

TEQUILA: Patron, Don Julio and Heradurra

We are proud to feature many local products and sell featured products at Government Liquor Store prices!

What's New?


  • Garrison Brewery Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Paddock Wood Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Deschutes Portland, Oregon
  • Hopworks Portland, Oregon

Hopworks + Paddock Wood


  • Seven Stones 2010 Pinot Rose
  • Herder 2009 Meritage
  • Chateau Tour de Mirambeau Bordeaux
  • Cedar Creek 2011 Ehrenfelser

The Penny Farthing Liquor Store carries all of the wines that are available by the glass at Vis-a-Vis Wine + Charcuterie Bar just 103 steps away. Try it first and then take a bottle home to share with family and friends.

WHAT'S NEW this month? Our enomatic wine tasting machine is up and running.

Staff Liquor Picks


Stoneboat Pinotage
"Flaovurs of plum, blueberry, ligonberry and mocha, with a lingering spicy finish". 90 points

Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay
Fermented and bottled in cement vessels, this wine sees no wood, helping to maintain the bright fruit characters and minerality produced from the chardonnay grapes.


Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
A world class, cost-effective IPA brewed partially with rye, which adds a subtle spicy kick to the finish of this well balanced beer.!

Paddock Wood Loki
Who knew that such a hop bomb could come from the prairies? Not for the faint of heart.


Rodney Strong 2009 Pinot Noir
Rose petal, earth and dark fruits. 100% French oak makes for subtle yet brilliant vanilla character.

Bulleit Bourbon
This recipe was almost lost forever after the mysterious disappearance of creator Augustus Bulleit. Don't let it be lost on your. Spicy. Sweet but not too sweet. All the fire of a great bourbon.


Howe Sound Pothole Filler
Dark & powerful imperial stout with notes of vanilla and roasted coffee..

Santa Rita Reserve Carmenere
Soft tannins and full fruit flavour in this lively reserve carmenere from Santa Rita, pairs well with soft chesses, lamb or pork.

Last updated May 17, 2012