Category Archives: Tastings

A Night in Reims (Champagne Tasting)

by Abigail Champagne is a drink of beauty; It’s delicate, yet unapologetically powerful in its elegance. It’s a wine style that should be celebrated more, any day of the week, not only consumed on special occasions. Champagne became known as … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada June 2019 Outturn

by Evan HEY SMWS CANADA MEMBERS: Have you been to the revamped SMWS.CA website yet? The website was just makeover, and it has a new option included for how you would like to receive the quarterly Unfiltered Magazine. All SMWS Canada … Continue reading

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Rum Runnin’

by Shawn Oh boy do I love rum! The rich -and at times unfortunate- history, the variety, the international penetration, and of course the drink itself! Just as I did last time I put on one of these, I wanted … Continue reading

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Scotch Whisky Regions? Really?!

by Curt The whisky regions of Scotland. A subject bound to raise the hackles of whisky geeks. For those less inclined to delve down into the real nitty gritty of the whisky world, the regions become a simple way to … Continue reading

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Stillin’ Gin’s Still In

by Shawn Cheese and gin and cocktails and meat and tonics are all among my favourite things (and commas are not!). Thankfully, a new tasting season means a new round of gins for us to mix up and taste! I’ve … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada May 2019 Outturn

by Evan May of 2019 brings us one hell of an Outturn (yes, I am biased). Here are some stats: Three of the seven bottles in the Outturn are cask finishes. Two hail from Speyside and just barely in the … Continue reading

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Tight Wad – Frugal Finds

by Dave I remember when I first started working at Kensington Wine Market, I had a couple of different reasons. First I wanted to earn some extra money to save enough to go travelling. Secondly, I wanted to still drink … Continue reading

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Bourbon and BBQ

by Evan Bourbon. Barbecue. Unless you are a vegan teetotaler, these are likely two of your favourite words in the English language. For good reason too. They are two great tastes that should hopefully taste great together, right? All of … Continue reading

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Asian Whisky Revival: A Rose By Any Other Name…

by Curt …would smell as sweet. Thus spake William Shakespeare. And if the sentiment is good enough for the Bard, it’s good enough for me. Of course, at the time Romeo was being talked off the ledge by our darling … Continue reading

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Espiritu de Mexico

by Shawn These agave tastings are becoming more frequent, and – if I do say so – more fun as of late. Though they nearly always sell out anyway, the surge in Mezcal popularity over the past three years has … Continue reading

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