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Poire William from Switzerland, to buy in Vancouver

white23406 Dec 11, 2013 02:20 PM


Anybody know where I might find Poire William in BC? preferably in Vancouver.

the tricky part is,

it has to be from Switzerland, with Pear in the Bottle.

Thanks guys

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    StarryFork RE: white23406 Dec 11, 2013 02:47 PM

    According to the VQA website, it's available at the following BC Liquor stores in Vancouver:

    28th & Main 6
    39th & Cambie 13
    Alberni & Bute 14
    Cardero 6
    Jericho Village 2
    Kingsgate Mall 5
    Yaletown 3

    The numbers correspond to how many bottles they have on hand.


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    1. re: StarryFork
      mayonegg RE: StarryFork Dec 11, 2013 09:19 PM

      The OP needs a Swiss bottle but those are French.

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        kinnickinnik RE: mayonegg Dec 11, 2013 09:36 PM

        They also said pear in the bottle. The only Swiss brand I'm aware of is Etter (dunno if it's found here) does not have a pear in the bottle

        1. re: kinnickinnik
          mayonegg RE: kinnickinnik Dec 11, 2013 11:02 PM

          Bon Pere is one famous Swiss brand that does the pear-in-bottle (no idea where to find it here, though). I'd be surprised if there weren't others.

          Edit: in case it helps your search, here's another brand: Morand.

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      Florentine RE: white23406 Dec 11, 2013 04:14 PM

      I can confirm I've seen it in the tiny Yaletown BC Liquor store, behind the cash.

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        Georgia Strait RE: white23406 Dec 13, 2013 06:49 AM

        i realize this isn't the exact product you OP are looking for - however, for others, they may be interested in the Okanagan version - no pear in bottle tho -


        there is also a proposal on the table to open a tiny specialty distillery in Naramata ---- in the former doctor office ;



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