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VIRTUAL TASTING SAMPLES CAN BE PICKED UP OR DELIVERED ( FOR A FEE) 

**NOTE** We are now offering Both Virtual and in-store tastings. Virtual tastings will clearly state that above the name of the tasting. 

Liquor tasting samples for virtual tastings are typically 15ml each unless otherwise indicated.

  • We offer Free City Wide Delivery within the  Calgary city limits for Orders Over $ 250  ** ONLY if all samples can be delivered at the same time. If you are purchasing multiple events - logistically, we may not be able to have all samples ready to go in one delivery. As you do have the option of picking up your samples, we will deliver as much as we can in the first delivery for free, any subsequent deliveries will be $10. 
  • We can arrange shipping within Alberta for a fee. - packaging and shipping fees apply.
  • We do not ship out of the Province.

Please be sure to include a valid email address in your order as we will contact participants a few days before the tasting with instructions on how to participate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Registrations can be gifted or transferred - you are welcome to allow someone else to take your place if you cannot take part in the tasting.
    • For virtual tastings you will need to arrange getting them the samples if you have already received them, You are also responsible to send them the link for the tasting as it will be emailed to the purchaser.
    • For in person events, You would need to give us their name for the list if you are not attending.
  • Tastings are non refundable – For both virtual and In Person events, you will receive a ** store credit for the value if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance of the event.
  • Due to the logistics of pickup and delivery of samples for virtual  , cancellations will not be considered within 7 days of the tasting,**  or if you have already received the tastings samples. Once delivered or picked up, we cannot take the tasting bottles back.
  • Store Credits can be used for anything KWM sells  - you do not have to use them specifically for tastings.

Tastings typically start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Please make sure you are aware of the start time.
We encourage participants to drink responsibly.

March 2024

Virtual Tasting
Rare Old Whiskies Andrew Wants to Try - 268 Years Worth!

  • March 5, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $225.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

The concept here is pretty simple, even if the price tag appears eye-watering... there are a lot of rare and old things Andrew wants to try, and if he's interested in them, there's a good chance you might be interested too! For this round, our selection includes: the G&M Private Collection Glenburgie 1983, King of Scots 50 Year Blended Scotch Whisky, Mythical Beasts Bruichladdich 30 Year, Mythical Beasts Glenrothes 34 Year, Tamnavulin 1979, XOP Bunnahabhain 1988 35 Year (Year of the Dragon), and Whisky Sponge Mosstowie 1979. A respectable 268 years of whisky in 7 drams!

Tuesday, March 5th @ 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 14
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Virtual Tasting
SMWS March 2024 Virtual Outturn

  • March 6, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $55.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

Log in, pour your drams and join us from home, the cabin, a cruise ship, another country, or work... for the March 2024 Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada Virtual Outturn Tasting. The KWM team will be your guide as you sample through an exciting range of 7 new SMWS bottlings... and there are more than a couple of special releases this month you won't want to miss.

Wednesday, March 6 @ 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 9
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SMWS March 2024 In-Person Outturn 6PM

  • March 7, 2024
  • 6 PM
  • KWM
  • $60.00
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada’s March 2024 Outturn tasting will feature 7 new SMWS bottlings... and there are more than a couple of special releases this month you won't want to miss.. The range will be the same as the virtual tasting the night before but will also include nibbles from our friends at Peasant Cheese and the comraderie that can only come from 18 SMWS Members in our tasting room. Please note, we will not be holding back stock of the Outturn bottles specifically to purchase for this in-person tasting, though there will likely be bottles of most whiskies still available.

Thursday, March 7, 6 PM


This event is sold out.

SMWS March 2024 In-Person Outturn 8PM

  • March 7, 2024
  • 8 PM
  • KWM
  • $60.00
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada’s March 2024 Outturn tasting will feature 7 new SMWS bottlings... and there are more than a couple of special releases this month you won't want to miss.. The range will be the same as the virtual tasting the night before but will also include nibbles from our friends at Peasant Cheese and the comraderie that can only come from 18 SMWS Members in our tasting room. Please note, we will not be holding back stock of the Outturn bottles specifically to purchase for this in-person tasting, though there will likely be bottles of most whiskies still available.

Thursday, March 7, 8 PM


Seats Remaining: 9
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Lassies Only Whisky Festival

  • March 8, 2024
  • 7 PM - 9 PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
The KWM Lassies Only Whisky Festival is finally back!

Sorry gents, this whisky festival is just for the ladies! Our 4th Lassies Only Whisky Festival takes place during International Women's Day - on Friday, March 8th between 7 PM and 9 PM. Guests will be able to sample from up to 80 whiskies in a fun and relaxed setting, without any dudes - other than the friendly staff at KWM.

Ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to The Brenda Strafford Foundation’s Heart Home Network. The Heart Home Network operates Alberta’s largest second-stage shelter and offers support & programs for women & children.

Friday, March 8th from 7 PM to 9 PM


Seats Remaining: 3
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Virtual Tasting
Isle of Arran Whiskies with Mariella Romano

  • March 9, 2024
  • 5 PM
  • $40.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

There is much more to Isle of Arran Distillers than it's original Lochranza Distillery (established in 1995). In 2019 they opened their second distillery, at Lagg on the south of the island. We have cobbled together a rather cool range of both Arran (a pair of limited edition 17s, the 18 and 21 year core releases, and the Remnants Renegade), and Lagg (Batch 003 as well as the new Corriecravie and Kilmory Editions) whiskies. As an extra special treat, we'll be joined by Mariella Romano, Global Brand Ambassador for Isle of Arran Distillers. One island, two distilleries, eight great whiskies!

Saturday, March 9, 5 PM

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This event is sold out.

Italian Wine - Montalcino Edition

  • March 14, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $60.00
The Tuscan town of Montalcino personifies everything people love about the region. It's a beautiful medieval hilltop town surrounded by vineyards and not just any vineyards. This is home to Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy's most coveted wines. Join us as we taste through a range of Rosso and Brunellos, Sangiovese doesn't get better than this, or does it?

Thursday, March 14th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 6
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It Isn't All Sweet: German Wine Tasting

  • March 15, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
German wine, especially Riesling, has the unfortunate stereotype of being all sweet (Which does not denote quality). In this tasting, we'll explore some of Germany's most famous regions and look into how the different terroirs of the areas affect the wines. We'll also be introducing a new exclusive producer, where we are the first store in Canada to carry them!

Only one of the wines in the lineup is sweet, so be ready to have expectations subverted!

Friday, March 15th @ 7 PM - in-store.


Seats Remaining: 8
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Virtual Tasting
Boutique-y Smoke Show with Dave Worthington

  • March 16, 2024
  • 5 PM
  • $50.00
*This is a virtual Tasting*

Our good friend Dave Worthington, Brand Ambassador for Atom Brands, has agreed to stay up late with us again, this time to work our way through a selection of whiskies from Boutique-y Whisky's World of Smoke range. We will be sampling: Adnams Batch 2 8 Year, Ardmore Batch 9 19 Year, Caol Ila 14 Year B23 14 Year, Highland #5 Batch 1 18 Year, Islay #3 Batch 7 13 Year, Islay #3 Batch 6 29 Year, and Ledaig ncs Batch 21 21 Year, as well as a special surprise treat!

Saturday, March 16, 5 PM

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This event is sold out.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans - Irish Whiskey 5PM

  • March 16, 2024
  • 5 PM
  • KWM
  • $40.00
The approach of St. Paddy's Day means everyone’s feeling a little more Irish, and it is high time for a focused Irish Whiskey tasting. We'll take you on a wander across the Emerald Isle, tasting our way through some of the finest whiskey the island has to offer. We’ll sample single malts and single pot still whiskies from a range of brands and distilleries to give you the best lay of the land. Because it is the Saturday before St.Patrick's Day, we do feel the need to point out that we are not able to serve anyone showing signs of intoxication. If anyone shows up intoxicated, they will not be permitted to participate, and there will be no refund. What you do after the tasting, however, is between you and St. Patrick!

Saturday, March 16, 5 PM


Seats Remaining: 14
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Virtual Tasting
Rest & Be Thankful for Whisky & Rum

  • March 19, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $50.00
*This is a virtual Tasting*

It might on the surface seem a little odd to try and build a lineup with five single malts and three rums, but we think they fit nicely here. The 8 spirits are all part of a newly arrived shipment from Rest & Be. All but 4 of the whiskies are ex-Bourbon Cask, which gets us excited, especially when we are talking Bruichladdich and Port Charlotte. On the rum side of things, at least one of the rums was matured or finished in an ex-Port Charlotte cask. Should be fun!

Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 19
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Nothing To Blush At: Zinfandel Tasting

  • March 21, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $40.00
California Zinfandel has a fascinating history and a serious cult following. 100-year-old Zin vines are common in California but the wines that come from them are anything but. If big, bold and spicy are wine flavours you covet then this tasting is for you. Names like Carlisle, Bedrock, Ridge and Turley will be on hand, among others. Most cults are bad, but we endorse this one.

Thursday, March 21st @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 3
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Virtual Tasting
Macbeth Collection - Act I Virtual Tasting with Oliver Chilton & Celine Tetu

  • March 22, 2024
  • 5PM
  • $95.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

NEW DATE & TIME
We had to move this tasting due to the product not arriving on time, but in the process we have also managed to attract Elixir Distillers Master Blender Oliver Chilton as host... as well as their Brand Ambassador Celine (aka Lily) Tetu! We will be sampling 8 whiskies from The Macbeth Collection, which is series of character-led whiskies, selected in partnership with Dave Broom, that will be released in 3 Acts. The labels for the bottlings were created by celebrated cartoonist Sir Quentin Blake. For the tasting, we will be sampling Ardbeg 19 Year, Ardmore 12 Year, BenRiach 31 Year, Blair Athol 10 Year, Cambus 31 Year, Glen Garioch 31 Year, Ledaig 18 Year, and Linkwood 31 Year. In all, a combined 183 years of whisky in one act!

Friday, March 22nd @ 5 PM

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This event is sold out.

Saturday Prosecco & Prosciutto Tasting

  • March 23, 2024
  • 5 PM
  • KWM
  • $30.00
Why Prosecco?

It can absolutely lift your spirits.
It's been linked to lowering blood pressure.
It is low(ish?) in calories.
It can aid memory.
And its great for the skin.

These 'facts' were all found on the internet, so they must be true!

Why Prosciutto?

It's cured meat and it's delicious.

For more detailed information and to experience this match made in heaven, join Marnie for The Prosecco & Prosciutto tasting.

Saturday, March 23rd @ 5 PM


Seats Remaining: 4
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Virtual Tasting
Staff Picks Curt v Harmony v Sammy v Shawn

  • March 26, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $60.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

We gave four of our whisky staff the ability to pick two whiskies for a head to head to head to head tasting. It could be something they love, which didn't get the attention they felt it deserved, or something that they were dying to try! In the end, they selected 6 six malts, a blend, and an old rum. Evan was banned to keep the Ledaig bottles to a minimum. Who's picks will reign supreme? You'll have to log in to find out!

Tuesday, March 26th @ 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 27
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Virtual Tasting
Berry Bros. & Rudd KWM Cask Launch

  • March 28, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $75.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

Andrew was so excited about our 26 year old Bowmore single cask from Berry Bros. & Rudd, that he kind of forgot about the other five whiskies we ordered with it. We also received a pair of Blended Malts from 1979 and 1999, a reasonably priced single grain and a couple of thirty-something Speysiders matured in refill casks. Almost a complete lineup all on its own, we have added a 7th bottling, a blast from the past... our Berry's Tormore 25 Year from a couple of years back, just for fun. Join us as we taste our way through 207+ years of malt whisky for Berry Bros!

Thursday, March 28, 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 5
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April 2024

Cheese Please: Spring has Sprung Edition

  • April 5, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
It is April, so we should be done with cold winter days and snow in time for this tasting, right?!? Regardless of the weather, the focus will be on Spring for this session of Cheese Please!

Friday, April 5th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 12
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Virtual Tasting
Single Malts of Scotland - Marriage of Casks & More!

  • April 9, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $90.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

A 30 year old Islay mystery malt (presumed to be Laphroaig), 31 year old mystery Speyside single malt, 26 year old Imperial, and 25 year old Ardmore are a good starting point for a tasting. They are all from the Marriage of Casks range by Elixir Distillers, as is the Glenrothes 31 Year, which while not new, we really wanted to work into a tasting, because it is sublime. We're rounding out the range with a Ben Nevis, and a couple more mystery malts: Lowland 13 Year and a very sherried 11 year old Orcadian. We'll sample 8 malts in all, a cumulative 177 years of liquid history.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 @ 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 13
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Virtual Tasting
Sherry Cask Quinceanera - 15 Years x8

  • April 11, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $40.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

We were looking for an opportunity to showcase our new Glenfarclas 15 Year KWM "Door Crasher Edition", and we hit upon the idea of a range of 15 year old sherry cask bottlings. We'll sample eight-15 year old whiskies including the regular Glenfarclas 15 as well as our "Door Crasher Edition" at 56%, Balblair 15, Bowmore 15, Cadenhead Original Teaninich 15, Hazelburn 15, Speyburn 15, and White Heather 15 Year. We only have a limited number of bottles of the Hazelburn 15, and they will be offered by ballot to tasting participants only!

Thursday, April 11, 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 23
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Spanish Red Wine: Priorat Edition

  • April 11, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
If you love red wine and you haven't heard of Priorat, then that needs to change. This small gem of a region resides in the northeast of Spain, near the Mediterranean Sea and about a 90-minute drive south of Barcelona. With a heavy focus on red wine grapes, Priort grows fantastic Garnacha, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and more!

Thursday, April 11th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 12
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Virtual Tasting
New GlenAllachie Pt.1 Peat & Wine Casks

  • April 16, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $30.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

With 11 new GlenAllachie releases hitting the market, we had the materials for a couple of great tastings. James Bornn and Andrew Ferguson will be your guides for the first tasting, as you sample your way through the three latest Wine Series releases: Douro Cask 9 Year, Grattamacco Cask 10 Year, and Premiere Cru Cask (Bordeaux) 11 Year; as well as the first four heavily peated releases of GlenAllachie, Meikle Toir: The Original, The Sherry One, The Chinquapin One, and The Turbo. The last of these is especially rare, and will only be offered to tasting participants by ballot.

Tuesday, April 16th @ 7 PM

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This event is sold out.

Canadian Whisky Updated with Davin de Kergommeaux

  • April 18, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $45.00
Davin de Kergommeaux, the world's foremost expert on Canadian whisky has updated his seminal work, "Canadian Whisky: The Essential Portable Expert." So we're putting on a launch tasting for him at the shop, featuring a range of award-winning and groundbreaking Canadian whiskies. Participants will sample 7 unique Canadian whiskies, and also get a signed copy of Davin's new book!

Thursday, April 18, 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 17
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Virtual Tasting
Compass Box Curiosities & a New KWM Cask

  • April 23, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $40.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

KWM's 5th Compass Box Marrying Cask is landing soon, so we have convinced Scott Eliis to join us remotely for another virtual session. The range will include three versions of the Glasgow Blend, two of which were bottle for KWM. We will also be featuring a couple of very limited new releases, Metropolis from the Extinct Blends Quarter, as well as Art & Decadence. How limited are these two, well they are so limited that we have decided to hold 4 bottles of each back, to offer them for sale to tasting participants! Because we always do at least 7 whiskies, we are rounding out the lineup with the superb new Flaming Heart, and a blast from the past, Juveniles!

** Samples are ready!

Tuesday, April 23rd @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 15
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Virtual Tasting
Crazy About Craigellachie

  • April 25, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $45.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

We love ourselves some Craigellachie at KWM, and there is a decent selection of it in the market right now. So it seemed like an appropriate time to sample a wee selection of them... the only thing is, it isn't so wee a selection... sometimes less is not always more... but we had to draw a line somewhere, so we capped the range at 8! We'll sample the distillery-bottled 13 and 17 year olds, a trio of Craigellachie independent bottlings from the early 2000s, and three others aged 10-15 years. We think you'll leave this tasting feeling crazy for Craigellachie too!

Thursday, April 25th @ 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 28
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The Saturday Sake Tasting

  • April 27, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $30.00
This intro to Sake tasting is for those who are interested in exploring the world of sake, a traditional Japanese rice wine. Participants will learn about some of the history, production methods, and varieties of sake, as well as the proper techniques for tasting and appreciating this unique beverage.

Saturday, April 27th @ 5PM


Seats Remaining: 4
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Virtual Tasting
New GlenAllachie Pt.2 - Classic Speyside

  • April 30, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $35.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

For the second of our New GlenAllachie tastings, James and Andrew will be showcasing two new single casks, both from 2011 and bottled for Canada, and a trio of 10 Year Cask Strength bottlings (batches 8, 9, and 10). To round out the range we will also be sampling the 15 Year, and 21 Year Cask Strength Batch 4. KWM is receiving but four bottles of this last whisky, and accordingly, we will only offering it for sale by ballot, to tasting participants.

Tuesday, April 30th @ 7 PM


This event is sold out.