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June 2016 : We have been honoured once again by our customers and supporters.

Kensington Wine Market has been selected by the readers as the overall WINNER!  in the recent Community Choice Awards in the Best Wine Store category.

Thank you for your years of support. It is our customers , that keep us alive and striving to always give our best.  






 Feb 2016 :  We are humbled and honoured with our recognition in Whisky Magazine’s 2016 “Icons of Whisky” awardsFor the 2nd year in a row, we have been recognized as  “Highly Commended” or runner up for Single Outlet: Whisky Retailer of the year. Last year we were stunned to learn that we had finished 2nd behind Berry Brothers & Rudd, a 300-year-old London wine merchant, with its own independent bottlings which also owns The Glenrothes single malt brand. This year we finished 2nd behind Dublin’s famous Celtic Whiskey Shop and we share the 2nd place honour with Whisky Brother of South Africa. We’d like to congratulate the Celtic Whisky Shop on their win as well as our podium mate Whisky Brother.




Icons of Whisky


 Feb 2015:  KWM was named runner-up for Whisky Retailer of the Year 2015, by Whisky Magazine in their Icons of Whisky – Rest of the World Category (excludes Scotland and the US). We took 2nd place behind Berry Bros and Rudd,  which is a high honour considering BBR is also an independent bottler and owns the Glenrothes single malt brand. We are the only Canadian store to have been so considered, as we have been the last 3 years! 



Fast Forward's "Best of Calgary Readers Choice" award:

Winner #1 Best Wine Shop  - Best of the Best Calgary 2014
Winner #3 Best Liquor Store  - Best of the Best Calgary 2014

Best Wine Shop

2014 / 2012/  2011 / 2010  /  2009  /  2008  /  2007  /  2006 (Second Place) /  2005  / 2004 /  2003/  2002  /  2001  /  2000  /  1999  /  1998

Talk of the Town

News Customer Satisfaction Award - 2011

Educator of the Year: Alberta Liquor Store Association (ALSA) 2014

Retailer of the Year, Calgary: Alberta Liquor Store Association (ALSA) - 2001, 2015

People's Choice Award: Calgary Herald - since 1993

Your words of praise and pats on the back make us feel good! Whether we get "one-on-one" comments in the store or votes in a newspaper poll, your feedback means a lot to us.

We tip our hats to our loyal customers. After all, you keep us on our toes and constantly on the lookout for new and wonderful wines, spirits and beer. Thank-you!