Notch8: Old Fashioned Dice Game

Diana Chan November 24, 2016 British Columbia


Notch8 Restaurant & Bar is at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The interior has a luxurious and contemporary design inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930’s. Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, the restaurant pays homage to the hotel’s storied history and legacy as a luxury hotel along the Canadian Pacific railway.

Behind the bar, vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times are being shaken up.

Old Fashioned Dice Game


Stumped on what cocktail to have? Design your own with a throw of the dice.

Three coloured dice mean:

  • red for whisky
  • white for syrup
  • blue for bitters

There is the possibility of 216 distinct drinks with unique flavour profiles depending on what you roll.


Red for Whiskey

  1. Jameson
  2. Lot 40
  3. Rittenhouse Rye
  4. Dewar’s
  5. Royal Challenge
  6. Bulleit Bourbon

White for Housemade Syrups

  1. Banana Bread
  2. Strawberry Basil Mint
  3. Salted Caramel
  4. Masala Chai
  5. Cinnamon Green Tea
  6. Scottish Spiced

Blue for Bitters

  1. Plum and Rootbeer
  2. Malagasy Chocolate
  3. Zingiber Crabapple
  4. Moondog Aromatic
  5. Clingstone Peach
  6. Cascade Celery


For my drink I rolled a 4 Red, 5 white and 6 blue, which corresponds to:

  • Dewar’s
  • Cinnamon Green Tea
  • Cascade Celery

It was a surprising combination, but it worked. I tried the other combinations that Dee and Amy rolled and they are all great cocktails. All 3 ingredients worked well with each other.


If you are looking for something unique, then give the Old Fashioned Dice Game a try at Notch8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.



About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Nosh and Nibble November 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I wonder which came first: the d20 cocktail die from Storm Crow…or the Old Fashioned Dice Game at Notch8?

  2. Amber G November 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Thats what that game looks like. I love Notch8 and their amazing new space. I’ll have to check out the game next time

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