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Kensignton Calgary Malt Messenger #42 – Scotch Whisky News

…ew whiskies coming in this fall including a sublime cask of Glendronach bottled for our store from a single Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon. We also are very privileged to be launching the first private bottling of Kilchoman in Canada, and one of the first in the world. I am told there is only one other cask coming to North America, making this a special privilege indeed! Our exclusive new casks aside there are lots of other new whiskies coming int…


Canadian Whisky News “An updated 26-ounce Canadian whisky primer for journalists, editors, and publishers” – Canadian Whisky News

…arrived here in the 1600s, left no record of distilling. However, they did try (with limited success) to make wine for use in their liturgies. 3. Later, in the 18th and 19th centuries when large groups of settlers arrived in Canada they often brought small stills with them. 4. Despite what you might expect, when the early Scottish and Irish settlers began distilling here in Canada it was rum and not whisky that they made. 5. The history of disti…


Journalist’s Canadian Whisky Primer – Canadian Whisky News

A 26-ounce Canadian whisky primer for journalists, editors, and publishers AND Whisky Intelligence Readers! Davin de Kergommeaux Hiram Walker Distillery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The largest distiller of beverage alcohol in North America. 1. The story of Canadian whisky offers a distilled and bottled history of Canadian settlement and commercial enterprise.  2. When Jesuit missionaries arrived here in the 1600s they left no record of distilling…


Malt Messenger 2016 Christmas Gift Guide – Whisky News

…is something for everyone in our curated Christmas gift guide. Act before December 19 and we can guarantee it will be in store before Christmas! Top 5 Canadian Whiskies Lot 40 – There aren’t a lot of true ryes in Canada, though they are on the rise. This is one of the best, and best priced. – $49 Canadian Rockies 21 Year – There is not a lot of 21 year old anything for under $70 a bottle. This Canadian whisky is a gem, li…


Kensington Calgary Malt Messenger No. 55 – The Fall Preview Edition by Andrew Ferguson – Whisky News

…found in the extensive fall preview below.  For those of you who can’t wait until fall, we have a lot of exciting new whiskies to tell you about now! Kensington Wine Market is thrilled to be the first and only store in Canada retailing whisky from the now closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan. Whisky from this distillery is exceptionally rare, we received just three bottles each of two single casks (both already sold out) and only 30 of a s…


Kensington Calgary Malt Messenger #50 – Scotch Whisky News

…effort into the desired end result. A little background is required before I proceed. As I write I am hurtling out over the Pacific Ocean at 528mp and 37,954 feet. I am flying with the airline most of us, at least in Western Canada, do when faced with choosing between it and that other larger airline which as a nation we love to hate. I’m sitting in a sweaty leather seat, in a row which is lacking the extra legroom I paid for, but not the larger…


Canadian Whisky News by Davin de Kergommeaux “Government Speaker Chooses Scotland over Canada” – Whisky News

CANADIAN WHISKY NEWS Speaker Favours Scottish Producers Over Canadian Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Halifax West There are so many exciting happenings to report about Canadian whisky (e.g. see Gibson’s below), that it is hard to keep up. However, it seems our political leaders still suffer from the classic Canadian inferiority complex. If it is made in Canada, no matter how good it is, it is not as good as the sam…


Kensington (KWM) Calgary Malt Messenger #49 – Scotch Whisky News

…Creek John’s Private Cask 11. Fall Preview I. MacKinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt – The Shackleton Replica II. Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet 70 Year and 5 Decades III. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is Coming to Canada! IV. Exclusive Casks V. Exclusive Whiskies VI. Other Whiskies VII. Tastings & Events UP COMING EVENTS 1. MacKinlay’s Shackleton Whisky Launch – Ernest Shackleton, the great Antarctic explorer, was forced to…


Malt Messenger No. 60 – New Casks, Whiskies, Tastings & Other News! – Whisky News

…kies. A couple of years back they noticed that they had more casks than even their popular little shops could sell so they decided to broaden their reach. The Small Batch line was introduced to be sold into other markets like Canada, where they are exclusive to KWM. The whiskies are either single cask, or a vatting of just a couple. They are bottled at 46% or cask strength, always without artificial colouring and non-chill filtered. Here’s…


Malt Messenger No. 74 – Canada 150 Sale, New Whiskies & Tastings – Whisky News

I hope this email finds you well, and that you and yours have a very Happy Canada Day weekend. We have been celebrating our great Nation’s 150th Birthday with Canadian tastings all week: Beer was on Tuesday, Whisky was last night and Wine is this evening. We are also marking the occasion with a sale on all things Canadian all weekend long. The sale is in-store and online and the details are below. I hope you’ll raise a glass to our N…