Category Archives: Store

Intro to Single Malts

By Hunter In line with most introductory classes, one is generally inclined to try and show basic concepts of spirits through the various bottles poured. When this is considered, it might seem strange that we look to particular bottlings to … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for November 2017

November is the busiest months of the year when it comes to whisky tastings here at Kensington Wine Market. With nearly a tasting every day (and sometimes two in one day!) of the week for the first two weeks we … Continue reading

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Not Just a Man’s World

by Abigail Sayer In the world today, we are constantly reminded of inequality between sexes and/or races. This is not new (unfortunately), but, what we are also seeing today is that people are focusing on the positive aspects of change … Continue reading

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Once More Unto the Bottle, Dear Gin Fiends, Once More

Or: Gin, the Ruin of Many a Mother By Hunter With the completion of another gin lecture, I realize I have reached the threshold of counting gin classes hosted on ten fingers. Though this may be a melancholy realization as … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for October 2017

The weather is slowly turning as we are into fall full-time and even seeing some part-time winter creep in as well. As is always the case, there is no better time for cask strength whisky – and the Scotch Malt … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for September

Here are the bottle selections for September’s Wine Gift Club: Mayu Carmenere Gran Reserva 2014 Chile - Elqui Valley – Red Originally from France’s Medoc region, Carmenere has become Chile’s flagship red wine grape. MAYU Carménère Gran Reserva, made from 100% … Continue reading

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New beers for early September

Brace yourselves, we’ve got a whole slew of new beers for you all. I’ve been carefully compiling this shelf full of tasty brews and I’m ready to unleash them onto the unsuspecting public. From big IIPAs to crazy funky sours, … Continue reading

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Arran Cask Launch Tasting with Evan

Arran distillery is relatively young by Scottish standards. This usually the first thing I say to people who have not yet heard of the distillery or their bottles of Scotch. And it is true. Having started production in 1995 this … Continue reading

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Tightwad: Summer Savers with Davis

Whether you’ve been affected by the current state of the Albertan economy, or are just a fan of a good deal this was the tasting for you! While it would be nice to drink Chateau Margaux and Petrus every day, … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for August

Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2015 Italy – Sangiovese – Red Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this easygoing, friendly red opens with aromas of fresh plum and crushed blue flowers. The juicy palate offers up fleshy black cherry, raspberry and a hint … Continue reading

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