2015 has been an exciting year full of big changes for the Kensington Wine Market. We would like to thank our customers, suppliers, agents and friends for all of their support and patronage this past year.
Our year started with a bang when Whisky Magazine ranked us Second in the Icons of Whisky Rest of the World, Whisky Retailer of the Year Single Outlet. We were surprised and very honoured by the recognition. We launched a revamped www.kensingtonwinemarket.com website in March which we are very proud of. We are continuing to improve and build on it moving forward. On April 1, Andrew Ferguson, our world renowned whisky expert and employee of 13 years, purchased the Kensington Wine Market. Andrew is hoping to build on the sterling legacy of Nancy Carten who founded the business in 1992. Nancy continues to remain involved at KWM during this period of transition. Later in the year Kensington Wine Market was awarded Calgary Area Retailer of the Year by the Alberta Liquor Store Association. The best recognition comes when given by your peers – making this a very humbling honour. We also were thrilled to add two talented new members to our sales team, Evan Eckersley and Bryan Childs. Both bring an expertise in wine to our shop, with Evan also specialized in whisky and Bryan coming from a bartending background.
2015 was not without its challenges, but it was also full of rewards and successes. We have an excellent team as we look towards 2016, and everyone is excited about the year ahead. We look forward to working with all our partners, agents, friends and customers to continue offering the best service in Calgary.
We wish everyone a Safe, Prosperous and Very Happy New Year.
Andrew Ferguson and the Team at Kensington Wine Market