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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada August 2015 Outturn

The 8th Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) outturn of 2015 was a huge hit! All six of the new whiskies released showed well, as did the 7th man, 66.57, a peated Highland whisky. The demand was extremely high, and not … Continue reading

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Posts from the Post

THURSDAY MAY 29 The weekend celebrated the 10th Relais & Chateau Wine Summit at the Post Hotel, Lake Louise. Andre and George Schwartz, brothers in arms and owners of the Post, pull out all the stops for the hundred plus … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Italian Adventure, Day 2, April 4 Verona Italy

How exciting! I slept well and late. Lazy morning.  I dragged myself to breakfast just before cut off @ 11 am. Espressos x 3, a little piece of bread, eggs and bacon and off I go to the city. Cathedral … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Italian Adventure, Day 1, April 3 Verona Italy

Verona Italy! Where Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliette, played out their tragic end. Verona, once part of the great Venetian Empire and where Soave, Valpolicella and Bardolino are the vineyard stars. My trip, organized in secret by Nancy … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Great Macallan Vertical Featuring ‘M’

Nearly 8 years ago I hosted two back to back Ancient Malts tastings at Kensington Wine Market, the first of their kind. The piece de resistance of the two tastings was a bottle of Macallan 50 Year Lalique, the first … Continue reading

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Kensington Wine Market is a Partner in Bowmore on the Rockies Nov 1st – 3rd!

November 1st – 3rd 2013 – Banff Alberta – $1450+GSTpp This event won’t come as a complete surprise to everyone. I’ve been bouncing ideas off the wall for years and just a few weeks ago one finally stuck. When Bowmore launched the … Continue reading

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The Last Samurai Japanese Single Malt Tasting Part I

Last week an intrepid group of whisky tasters joined me at the Kensington Wine Market to sample through a range of very rare, and some old, Japanese whiskies. While sampling the whiskies participants were treated to some photos from my … Continue reading

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Whisky Tour of Japan – Departing May 2013

Starting at the Tokyo fish market on Sunday May 19th, we will spend the following 10 days soaking up Japan’s history and whisky culture. Participants will visit Japan’s most respected and interesting distilleries as well as some world famous whisky … Continue reading

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Scotland September 2012 – Day 3 – Glencadam, Tomintoul and on to Glendronach

My first stop this morning was Glencadam, established in Brechin in 1825 shortly after the passage of the Small Stills Act. The distillery’s footprint has changed little over the following 187 years. Many of the doorways seem built for a … Continue reading

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Scotland September 2012 – Day 2 – Glenisla and Scottish Liqueur Center

From my hotel in Edzell I made my way west toward the foot of the Grampiam Mountains and a mountain bike ride. I found a list of some trails online and took a chance on one near the Kirkton of … Continue reading

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