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Due to COVID-19 We are not able to offer in-store tastings. 
 

Liquor tasting samples are typically 15ml each, unless otherwise indicated.

We are also offering At Home Virtual Wine Tastings, which typically include three full sized bottles of wine with the purchase of said tasting.

You can register for the tasting online, on this page or by phone. You will need to pick up the samples prior to the tasting, or contact us to arrange home delivery.

  • We offer Free City Wide Delivery within the  Calgary city limits for Orders Over $ 100 - 
  • We can arrange shipping within Alberta for a fee. - packaging and shipping fees apply.
  • We do not ship out of the Province.

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, but you will need to arrange getting them the samples if they have left the store. You are also responible to send them the link for the tasting as it will be emailed to the purchaser.
  • Due to the logistics of pickup and delivery, 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.

Tastings start at 8:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
We encourage participants to drink responsibly.

Ardbeg D'Eh 2021 with Bry Simpson & KWM's Andrew & Curt! Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $35.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: SOLD OUT We are now SOLD OUT!
We're celebrating Ardbeg Day 2021 with our friend Bry Simpson on Thursday, June 24th. Bry will join KWM's own Andrew Ferguson and Curt Robinson for a very peaty virtual tasting including 7 Ardbegs: 10 Year, An Oa, Corryvreckan, Uigeadail, Wee Beastie, Blaaack Committee, and the soon-to-be-released Scorch Committee. Samples are 15ml, and will be ready for pick-up on Friday, June 4. Participants in the tasting will be able to put their name in a draw for an opportunity to purchase a bottle of Ardbeg Scorch Committee. We are saving a portion of the bottles as a reward for those who take part in the tasting.

*SAMPLES WILL BE READY FOR PICK-UP FRIDAY JUNE 11!
**You will have to be a member of the Ardbeg Committee to put your name in the draw to buy an Ardbeg Scorch Committee.

This event is sold out.

Introducing: The Whisky Trail with Julie Hamilton & Celine Tetu Date: June 25, 2021
Time: 5 PM
Cost: $45.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: SOLD OUT We will be joined by Elixir Distillers Brand Ambassador Julie Hamilton, and International Sales Manager Celine Tetu, as we introduce a new range of independent bottlings with really cool labels, The Whisky Trail. We are starting out with 7 whiskies from the Retro Cars and Video Games labels. Our range will include single cask bottlings of Ben Nevis 1996, Cambus 1990, Glen Elgin 2007, Glenrothes 1989, Invergordon 1987, and a pair of Ardmores' from 2009 and 1998. Participants in the tasting will not only be the first people in Canada to sample these whiskies, but they will also have the first opportunity to purchase the bottles. Friday, June 25, 5 PM.

*We will be donating $15 per ticket to the Brenda Stafford Center, a local women's shelter.
**SAMPLES AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP NOW!

This event is sold out.

Tracy's Tightwad Tuesday: Canned Wine Edition Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $35.00
Location: KWM - Virtual
Seats Remaining: 11 Leading into the Canada Day Long Weekend, we decided it's time to bust some myths about Canned Wine! Join Tracy for an affordable Tuesday night tasting of 4 different campsite-friendly wines.

Wine shouldn't be pretentious. In fact, sometimes it's downright irreverent! Invite your snobby wine friends over, throw your couch on the front lawn, crack open a few cans, have a laugh, and learn a little. This is bound to be a fun tasting that'll get you geared up to jam out with your can(s) out.

Tuesday, June 29th @ 7 PM
4 x 250 mL cans incl in ticket price (plenty of wine to share!)

A Zoom link will be provided 24 hours before the tasting.

The wine will be ready for pickup one week before the tasting.
$35.00
Canada D'Eh: Shelter Point Distillery Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 8PM
Cost: $25.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: 9 With Canada Day approaching, we thought we'd shine a little extra light on a few of our favourite Canadian Distilleries. We're teaming up with our friends Jacob and Leon at Shelter Point to put on a virtual tasting of some of the finest whisky made in Canada. Our range will include Shelter Point bottlings The Collective, Smoke Point Batch 2, Double Barrel Batch 5, and The Forbidden, as well as some soon to arrive releases: Smoke and Oak, Ripple Rock & the 3rd and final KWM Rye Cask! 8 PM Tuesday, June 29.

*Samples available for pick-up around June 10.
$25.00
Canada D'Eh: Two Brewers Whisky Date: June 30, 2021
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $25.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: 1 With Canada Day approaching, we thought we'd shine a little extra light on a few of our favourite Canadian Distilleries. We're teaming up with our friends at Yukon Brewing & Distilling, aka Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt to put on a virtual tasting of some of the finest whisky made in Canada. We'll be joined by distillery co-founder Bob Baxter for a 7 whisky vertical Two Brewers tasting featuring Releases 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, and 25, as well as the stunning, recently arrived KWM Cask. Wednesday, June 30, 8 PM.
$25.00
SMWS July 2021 Virtual Outturn Date: July 8, 2021
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $55.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: 21 We've had enough interest to open a second bottle and expand the tasting... and you won't want to miss this Outturn tasting. It includes a special bottle, from a distillery we rarely ever see!

Join the KWM whisky team for a virtual tasting of the July 2021 Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada Outturn. Registrations are limited to 2 per Member. The tasting will consist of 7 15ml samples from the July 2021 Outturn. The tasting will be hosted on Zoom at 8 PM on Thursday, July 8 at 8 PM. Samples will be available for pickup at KWM on Monday, June 21. They can be delivered in Calgary, subject to availability for a $10 fee, but we suggest picking them up in person or at the curbside. A Zoom code will be emailed out approximately 24 hours before the tasting.

*Samples will be available for pick-up on June 23rd!*
$55.00
Three Sisters Winery with Rebecca and Matthew Date: July 9, 2021
Time: 8pm
Cost: $80.00
Location: KWM - Virtual
Seats Remaining: 11 We’ve teamed up with Three Sisters Winery in Penticton, for a belated Canada Day Wine Tasting. Andrew & Abi from Kensington Wine Market will be joined by Rebecca & Matthew Mikulic, the founders of the Three Sisters Winery. Rebecca is no stranger to KWM, she used to work here with Andrew more than a decade ago.
Located in the heart of the Okanagan on the Naramata Bench, Three Sisters is a Family-owned operation. The winery name was a natural choice; Rebecca is one of three sisters and coincidently, Matthew has three sisters too. Matthew, having experience around the world in winemaking, has brought a unique style to each and everyone one of their wines. Three Sisters Winery pursues its commitment to the environment by reducing packaging, using lighter weight bottles and ambitious targets for energy saving, waste reduction and sustainability. And they also happen to make great juice! Tickets are limited.

• Wine available for pick up July 4-9th
• Questions? Connect with Abi at [email protected]
• Hungry? Call Peasant prior to picking up your wine & have them create a custom cheese board to enjoy with your Canadian wines!

Tickets: $80*
What’s included:
3 x 750ml bottles of wine
*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults, so invite your cohort & enjoy from the comfort of your own backyard.

Matt Mikulic Bio

Winemaker and co-owner of Three Sisters Winery. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the department of Viticulture and Enology at California State University in Fresno, California. He has international wine-making experience in Australia, Argentina, California, and Croatia. He has been consulted on for winery and vineyard projects across the Okanagan Valley and in California. Besides his role with Three Sisters Winery he also has a winery and vineyard in Croatia. Not to mention he is extremely good looking!



Rebecca Mikulic Bio

General Manager and co-owner of Three Sisters Winery. Once Rebecca’s parents purchased a vineyard on the Naramata Bench in 2003, wine has been a passion and focus of her career. Studying with the International Sommelier Guild, Wine Spirit Education Trust (Diploma level) and her Marketing Diploma, Rebecca has international sales and marketing experience in Australia ,New Zealand and Singapore. Rebecca’s passion for wine led her into the viticulture industry where she is now President of Earlco Vineyards Ltd, farming not only Three Sisters Winery fruit but also for many other wineries in the Okanagan Valley.
$80.00
Highland Park: We're Not in Scotland... Date: July 15, 2021
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $65.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: 11 While looking for tasting ideas we were surprised to discover that a couple of the Highland Park themed whisky pairs were still kicking around. Highland Park went heavy on the Viking themes about a decade ago, the pinnacle of which was Light & Dark, Fire & Ice. We thought it might be fun to revisit these curiosities, along with a couple of friends. Join us for a dissection of Highland Park whiskies including: Ice Edition 17 Year, Fire Edition 15 Year, The Dark 17 Year, The Light 17 Year, Valknut, Valfather, 18 Year and an 18 Year IB single cask. 8x 15ml samples. 8 PM, Thursday, July 15.

*Samples available for pick-up on Tuesday, June 22.
$65.00
Cheese Please, Reversed Roles Date: July 16, 2021
Time: 8pm
Cost: $110.00
Location: KWM - Virtual
Seats Remaining: 8 We all know and love the Kensington Wine Market staple event, Cheese Please. Abi & Adam are an unbeatable duo when it comes to pairing wine & cheese, so naturally we felt it was time to jump out of our comfort zones & reverse these roles! Our cheesy friend Adam has scoured the Wine Market for some amazing wines that Abi, our Wine Section Lead will then carefully select some delectable cheeses to pair. Join us virtually, on July 16th to watch & taste along this role reversed edition of Cheese Please. Tickets are limited.

• Wine available for pick up July 11-16th
• Questions? Connect with Abi at [email protected]
Tickets: $110*
What’s included:
1 x 375ml bottle + 2 x 750ml bottles of Wine
Cheese board from Peasant**

*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults, so invite your cohort & enjoy from the comfort of your own backyard.
** Please note, due to the perishable (and enticing) nature of cheese the boards will not be available for pick up at Peasant Cheese until the day of, July 16th. They are located right next door & close at 6pm.
$110.00
Really Rare & Old: Things Andrew Wants to Try Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $300.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: 14 We're back with another baller range of whiskies the big guy is dying to try. The Covid-19 pandemic hit just days before we were supposed to host our first-ever Rare & Old Whisky Festival. We were gutted to have to pull the plug, but it was the right decision, and it will likely be next winter before we return to sit-down in-store, let alone festival-style tasting... but we've still had some fun, and will continue to. There are more than a few old and rare whiskies we want to taste, and we know we are not alone in this. The first "Rare & Old: Things Andrew Wants to Try" tasting was a hit. So we are following it up by taking things to a whole other level, with "Really Rare & Old: Things Andrew Wants to Try". This time our range includes: XOP Port Ellen 35 Year, XOP Blacks a 30-year-old Glenrothes, North of Scotland 50 Year & Teaninich 45 Year, as well as the official Rosebank 30 Year, Johnnie Walker Bicentenary Blend & Arran 25 Year. In all nearly 250 years of whisky worth north of $13K+gst, including 2 closed-ish distillery drams. 7 PM Thursday, July 22. Includes 7x15ml samples.

*Samples available for pick-up June 25th (Estimate).
$300.00
Grape Battles: Chardonnay Edition Date: July 23, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $70.00
Location: KWM - Virtual
Seats Remaining: 12 Chardonn-YAY or Chardon-NO ?!

Love it or hate it, there seems to be no in between when it comes to Chardonnay. We tend to think of Chard as the big, buttery, oaky California style that reminds you of licking the inside of a barrel. However, contrary to popular belief, Chardonnay grapes don't grow on oak trees! Tracy has selected 3 vastly different styles of Chardonnay: Chardonnay-based sparkling, cool-climate unoaked, and warm-climate oaked. This tasting will show you just how varied the styles of Chardonnay can be, depending on region and winemaking. Tickets are limited.

• Wine available for pick up July 18-23rd
• Questions? Connect with Tracy at [email protected]
• Hungry? Call Peasant Cheese prior to picking up your wine & have them create a custom cheese board to enjoy with your Chardonnay.

Tickets: $70*
What’s Included:
1 x 200ml Sparkling Brut
2 x 750ml Chardonnay

*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults, so invite your cohort & enjoy from the comfort of your own backyard.
$70.00
Kilchoman with Anthony Wills Date: July 24, 2021
Time: 5 PM
Cost: $35.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: 2 We are usually fortunate to welcome Anthony Wills of Kilchoman at least once a year for a tasting in-store. But due to Covid-19, it's been a wee while. Since he last visited our shores, we've launched a 12 Year Kilchoman KWM Cask, and now we've just received a Kilchoman 14-Year-old cask, bottled for the MS Society. So we are long overdue for a Kilchoman tasting and thrilled that Anthony has agreed to join us live from Scotland for a virtual tasting. In all, we have set aside a range of 8 Kichoman whiskies for the tasting: Machir Bay, Machir Bay Cask Strength (sold out), Sanaig 2021, Loch Gorm 2021, Fino Sherry Matured (sold out), 100% Islay 2020 (sold out) and the two casks: 12 Year KWM Cask and 14 Year MS Society YYC Cask. 5 PM, Saturday, July 24. 8x 15ml samples.

*Samples are available for pick-up now!
$35.00
Independent's Day: Feis Isle 2021 Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $45.00
Location: KWM
Seats Remaining: SOLD OUT DATE CHANGE - Please note we have had to postpone this tasting due to the Montreal Port Strike. The items we were counting on are delayed. So we are pushing the tasting from June 15 to July 27!

We have some very cool Islay whiskies arriving soon, which got us thinking, we're long overdue for a KWM Feis Isle (Islay Festival) Tasting. It will have to be virtual this year, but the range won't disappoint, including the Port Askaig 12 Year Autumn Release, Elements of Islay Bn8, Cl13 & LP11 as well as the Peats Beast PX Finish & 27 Year. In all we'll sample 7 whiskies (15ml samples of each) from the Queen of the Hebrides, none of them ever before featured in a KWM tasting! 8 PM Tuesday, July 27.

*Pick-up date for samples TBC!

This event is sold out.

Summer Crushers with Chloe Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 8pm
Cost: $85.00
Location: KWM - Virtual
Seats Remaining: 11 Is summer passing you by too quickly?

Soak up the rest of the summer while you still can and join us virtually on July 29th as we sip 3 patio-ready, crush worthy wines. With just a little over a month of summer left now is the perfect time to take advantage of the four joys of summer: hot sunny days, time with friends and family, patios, and of course a nice cold and refreshing bottle of vino!

Grab a seat by the water or on your patio and learn our tips and tricks for finding the perfect wine for every kind of summer day. Tickets are limited.

• Wine available for pick up July 25-30th
• Questions? Connect with Abi at [email protected]
• Hungry? Call Peasant Cheese prior to picking up your wine & have them create a custom cheese board to enjoy with your summer sips.

Tickets: $85*
What's Included:
3 x 750ml Bottles of Wine

*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults, so invite your cohort & enjoy from the comfort of your own backyard.
$85.00