There are a few elements at play at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge's The Ivanhoe. First is the selection—deep in craft gin and single malts, pretty solid in amaros. Second is the fact that it’s free (i.e., included in your daily tariff), and no matter how many zeroes you have in your bank account you’re bound to feel an undeniable charge when you see a bottle of Hennessy XO that’s yours for the asking.
Then there’s the luxury of time—there’s no bartender scrambling between customers, there’s just a long communion over drink, a back-and-forth that steers you to exactly what you’re looking for. Then take all of that goodness and drop it at 50 feet above the Bedwell Estuary and it’s exceedingly tough to not spend your entire week in the bar’s dramatically cozy confines.
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