5th Annual MS Calgary Whisky Festival Raised Nearly $40,000.00!

It has been a busy few months, since the 5th annual MS Calgary Whisky Festival which took place on January 14, 2016 in the Lobby of the Jack Singer Concert Hall.  I’ve been meaning to pull all the photos together, but late last week I received new motivation to finish the task… That was when I heard that this year’s event raised nearly $40,000.00 for the MS Society’s Calgary & Area Chapter. Funds raised go towards research into a cure, as well as programs that assist those afflicted with the condition.

This year’s MS Calgary Whisky Festival featured 4 Master Classes: Highland Park with Dan Volway, Glenmorangie with Jordon Cameron, Amrut with Ashok Chockalingham and Tomatin with Scott Adamson. The total whisky list included more than 250 whiskies (listed below).

Kensington Wine Market has been the presenting sponsor since the beginning, and we are very proud to be their partner. We coordinate all the whisky presenters and assist in promoting the event and selling tickets. We also set up a few booths of our own to share our passion for the world’s finest spirit! But we are not alone, the event has manysponsors. Nearly 30 different importers representing close to 80 different brands also donate their time, passion and product to what has quickly become one of Canada’s best whisky festivals. Volunteers from the MS Society also donate their time to assist with all the setup, event management and the supervisory roles that an event like this requires. It is truly a team effort and we couldn’t be more proud of our role in helping make it a success!

Below you will find a gallery of the photos from this year’s event. Further down you’ll find the whisky list. Hopefully we’ll see you at the 6th Annual MS Calgary Whisky Festival in mid-January 2017!

Here is the Whisky List, in no particular order:

Arran 1996 KWM Cask 200
Arran 1996 KWM Cask 201
Berry’s Miltonduff 1995 KWM Cask
Glendronach 2003 KWM Virgin Oak Cask 1750
Creative Whisky Company Bowmore 2002
Creative Whisky Company Glen Garioch 1994
BenRiach 1996 KWM Cask 189
Benromach Chateau Cissac
G&M Connoisseurs Choice Auchroisk 1996
G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2003
G&M Connoisseurs Choice Inchgower 2000
G&M Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig 1999
G&M Glenrothes 1997 Quaich Cask 8720
Springbank Society Longrow 13 Year
Bernheim Kentucky Wheat KWM Cask
Cadenhead Small Batch Auchroisk 1992
Cadenhead Small Batch Cragganmore 1999
Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992
Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Garioch 1991
Cadenhead Small Batch North British 1985
Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 59.49: Celebration in a glass
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 93.61: Cal-Mac welder’s tea break
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 48.46: Exploding flower
Scotch Malt Whisky Society G1.11: Iced mulled wine and sorento limoncello
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 42.15: Oscillation of light and shade
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 121.80: A curious and eccentric connundrum
Scotch Malt Whisky  29.159: Anyone for crickett?
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 4.211: Sun, sand, surf and serenity
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 53.227: Sweet, salty and smoky
Big Peat Santa 2012
Executive Decision North British 50 Year
Highland Journey Highland Blended Malt
Old Particular Grain Cameronbridge 25 Year
OMC Fettercairn 18 Year
OMC Laphroaig 14 Year
Rock Oyster Blended Malt Scotch
Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt
A.D. Rattray Cask Islay
Hyde 10 Year Old Irish Single Malt
Malt Whisky Company Glenglassaugh Sauterne
Samaroli Benriach 19 Year Old
Single Cask Nation Ledaig 10 Year Old
Stalk & Barrel Rye
Stronachie 10 Year Old
Wemyss Malts Dark Treacle Fondant Craigellachie
Loch Lomond Reserve
Loch Lomond Signature
Loch Lomond Original
Glen Scotia Double Cask
Glen Scotia 15 Year Old
Glen Scotia Victoriana
Glendalough Double Barrel
Glendalough 7 Year Old Single Malt
Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt
Spey Tenne
Spey 12 Year Old
Bruichladdich Black Art 4
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.1
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2008
Bruichladdich The Botanist
Arran Robert Burns Single Malt
Arran 10 Year
Arran Machrie Moor
Arran Port Finish
Arran Sauternes Finish
Arran Quarter Cask The Bothy
Arran Smugglers’ Series Vol. 1 The Illicit Stills
Cardhu 12 Year
Mortlach Rare Old
Oban Little Bay
Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year
Talisker Storm
Ardbeg 10 Year
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Ardbeg Haar
Glenmorangie Original 10 Year
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie 18 Year
Adelphi Fascadale Batch 9
Adelphi Liddesdale Batch 9
Adelphi Caol Ila 2003
Adelphi The Glover 14 Year
Dicator 12 Year
Dictador 20 Year
Dictador XO Insolent
Dictador XO Perpetual
Caol Ila 12 Year
Kavalan Concertmaster
Eau Claire Parlour Gin
Eau Claire Three Point Vodka
Eau Claire Gin Rummy
Yukon Whisky 2nd Release
Tullibardine Sovereign
Tullibardine 225 Sauternes
Tullibardine 228 Burgundy
Tullibardine 500 Sherry
Tullibardine 20 Year
Teeling Premium Blend
Teeling Single Malt
Benromach Peat Smoke
Benromach Organic
Benromach 10 Year
G&M Linkwood 15 Year
G&M Mortlach 15 Year
Springbank 10 Year
Springbank 15 Year
Hazelburn 10 Year
Hazelburn 12 Year
Longrow NV
Kilkerran Work in Progress 7 Bourbon
Kilkerran Work in Progress 7 Sherry
Kilchoman Machir Bay
Kilchoman Loch Gorm
Kilchoman 100% Islay 5th Edition
Kilchoman 2008 Vintage
Tomatin Legacy
Tomatin 12 Year
Tomatin 14 Year Port Wood
Tomatin 18 Year
Tomatin Cask Strength
Cù Bòcan Bourbon
Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak
Cù Bòcan
Glencadam 10 Year
Glencadam 14 Year
Glencadam 15 Year
Tomintoul Peaty Tang
Tomintoul 14 Year
Ballechin 10 Year
Edradour SFTC Super Tuscan
First Editions Glen Garioch 1990
First Editions Tormore 1988
Signatory Bruichladdich 1990
Signatory Glentauchers 1994
Signatory Mortlach 1990
Glenfarclas £511.19s
Glenfarclas 12 Year
Glenfarclas 15 Year
Glenfarclas 17 Year
Glenfarclas 21 Year
Sonoma County Rye
Sonoma County Wheat
Sonoma County Bourbon
An Cnoc 12 Year
An Cnoc 22 Year
Old Pulteney 12 Year
Old Pulteney 17 Year
Balblair 1999
Balblair 1990
Macallan 1824 Gold
Macallan 1824 Amber
Macallan 1824 Sienna
Highland Park 12 Year
Highland Park Dark Origins
Highland Park 18 Year
Cutty Sark Prohibition
Glengoyne 10 Year
Glengoyne 12 Year
Glengoyne 15 Year
Glengoyne 18 Year
Glengoyne 21 Year
Smokehead Islay Single Malt
Bernheim Kentucky Wheat
Elijah Craig 12 Year
Evan Williams Bottled in Bond White Label
Evan Williams Black Label
Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch
Evan Williams Vintage Single Barrel
Rittenhouse Rye
BenRiach 10 Year Curiositas
BenRiach 15 Year PX
BenRiach 15 Year Sauternes
BenRiach 18 Year Albariza
Glendronach 8 Year The Hielan
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 4
Glenglassaugh Revival
Glenglassaugh Torfa
Compass Box Hedonism
Compass Box Oak Cross
Compass Box Spice Tree
Compass Box The Peat Monster
Compass Box Peat Monster Magnum
Great King Street Artist’s Blend
Great King Street Glasgow Edition
Michter’s US*1 Small Batch Bourbon
Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Straight Rye
Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash
Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey
Bakers Bourbon 7 Year
Basil Hayden Bourbon 8 Year
Booker Noe Bourbon
Canadian Club 100% Rye
Canadian Club Sherry Cask Finish
Canadian Club 12 Year
Dark Horse
Jim Beam Signature Craft
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig 10 Year
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Laphroaig 15 Year
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Glen Garioch 12 Year
Auchentoshan American Oak
Auchentoshan 12 Year
Auchentoshan Three wood
Bowmore Small Batch
Bowmore 12 Year
Bowmore Darkest 15 Year
Bowmore 18 Year
Aberfeldy 16 Year Old
Aultmore 12 Year Old
Craigellachie 13 Year Old
Dewars 12 Year Old
Royal Brackla 12 Year Old
Forty Creek Double Barrel
Forty Creek Confederation Oak
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Amrut Single Malt 46%
Amrut Intermediate Sherry
Amrut Fusion
Amrut Portonova
Amrut Bangalore Tiger Single Cask
Canadian Rockies 21 Year
Hepburn’s Choice Craigelleachie
Hpeburn’s Choice Speyburn 9 Year
Kavalan Solist Bourbon
Kavalan Solist Sherry
The Big Smoke
Glenfiddich 1963 Original
Glenfiddich 14 Year Rich Oak
Glenfiddich Malt Master Edition
Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera
Glenfiddich 15 Year Distillery Edition
Tobermory 10 Year
Tobermory 15 Year
Ledaig 10 Year
Bunnahabhain 12 Year
Bunnahabhain 18 Year
Jura Supersition
Jura 1995 KWM Sauternes Cask
Dalmore 15 Year
Dalmore 18 Year
Dalmore Cigar Malt



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