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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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Scotland September 2012 – Day 1 – Glenturret & Famous Grouse

My first day in Scotland got off to a bit of a shaky start. My flight was late leaving Calgary and so I missed my connection in Amsterdam. Three hours late landing in Edinburgh, I was lucky to be only … Continue reading

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