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*** FOR IN - STORE TASTINGS: PLEASE SELECT THE PICKUP OPTION  - WE DO NOT SEND TICKETS  - YOUR NAME IS ADDED TO THE GUEST LIST *** 

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. *** PLEASE NOTE: Larger group cancellations (3 or more)  for in store tastings require the cancellation request be submitted a minimum of 4 days prior to the tasting for a store credit to be applied. 
  • 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.

July 2024

Virtual Tasting
Loch Lomond KWM Cask Launch Virtual

  • July 16, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $45.00
*This is a Virtual Tasting*

At the start of the 21st-century single malt boom, most whisky aficionados, myself (Andrew) included, looked down our noses at Loch Lomond. At the time the distillery was primarily focused on entry-level blended whisky. The distillery, founded in 1966, was set up to produce both malt and grain whisky, a self-sufficient blender. Tweaks and changes in the decade that followed meant that Loch Lomond could produce 11 unique distillates on-site. It was only after the focus started to shift toward single malts in the 2010s that whisky experts and enthusiasts truly began to appreciate Loch Lomond's potential. To mark the launch of our 2nd KWM exclusive Loch Lomond Cask, we are putting on a Loch Lomond vertical tasting to explore this fascinating and very unusual distillery!

Tuesday, July 16th @ 7 PM

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Virtual Tasting
Turntable Whiskies with Ally & Gordon Stevenson

  • July 19, 2024
  • 5PM
  • $30.00
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING* HAPPY NOW, JEFF?

If the names Gordon and Alasdair Stevenson sound familiar, that's because they have twenty years of Scotch whisky industry experience between them. Before starting Turntable Spirits the brothers were travelling the world promoting Scotch whisky for brands like Old Pulteney and GlenDronach. The brothers have started a modern blending house to "flip the record on the ordinary" and "strike the right chords, creating harmonized blends." We'll sample 7 Turntable Blended Whiskies while discussing the brand and all things whisky with Ally & Gordon.

Friday, July 19, 2024

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Seats Remaining: 23
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Virtual Tasting
Fawning Over Fettercairn and Unicorns

  • July 23, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $45.00
*This is a Virtual Tasting*

Did you know that Scotland's national animal is the Unicorn? Never mind that it is an imaginary creature... it is also the emblem of the Fettercairn Distillery! With three official releases now in the Alberta market (12, 16, and 18-year-olds), we decided it was time to delve into this little-known distillery with a range of 7 Fettercain expressions. In addition to the 3 OBs, we will also sample Fettercairns from Old Malt Cask (14 Years), Strictly Limited (10 Years), The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (14 Years) and Whisky Sponge (27 Years).

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 7 PM

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Seats Remaining: 21
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Virtual Tasting
Torabhaig Distillery & More Virtual Tasting

  • July 30, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $25.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

With the pending arrival of Cnoc Na Moine, there will be 3 Torabhaig Distillery expressions in the market. Add to that two more expressions each of Caisteal Chamuis and Mossburn, and we've got ourselves a virtual tasting lineup. Join us for a virtual tour of the Isle of Skye's Torabhaig Distillery and a tasting of 7 malts.

Tuesday, July 30, 7PM

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Seats Remaining: 22
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Virtual Tasting
SMWS August 2024 Virtual Outturn

  • July 31, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $45.00
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 August 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 SMWS bottlings. SMWS Members Save $10 on their tasting registration (discount is limited to 1 per member if you are buying a ticket for another member as well as yourself, you will only get one member price).

Wednesday, August 31 @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 16
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August 2024

SMWS August 2024 In-Person Outturn 6PM

  • August 1, 2024
  • 6 PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada’s July 2024 Outturn tasting will feature 7 SMWS bottlings. 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 camaraderie that can only come from 18-20 SMWS Members in our tasting room. SMWS Members Save $10 on their tasting registration (discount is limited to 1 per member if you are buying a ticket for another member as well as yourself, you will only get one member price).

Thursday, August 1 @ 6 PM


Seats Remaining: 2
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SMWS August 2024 In-Person Outturn 8PM

  • August 1, 2024
  • 8 PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada’s July 2024 Outturn tasting will feature 7 SMWS bottlings. 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 camaraderie that can only come from 18-20 SMWS Members in our tasting room. SMWS Members Save $10 on their tasting registration (discount is limited to 1 per member if you are buying a ticket for another member as well as yourself, you will only get one member price).

Thursday, August 1 @ 8 PM


Seats Remaining: 8
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Virtual Tasting
New KWM Berry Bros. Casks in a 4x Double Header

  • August 6, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $40.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

To launch our latest Berry Bros. & Rudd KWM Casks, the Linkwood 2011 and Blair Athol 2009, we have decided to put them into a 4-way head-to-head tasting. We are pitting our new Linkwood against the SMOS Reserve Casks Linkwood 10 Year, and our Blair Athol against a Boutique-y Blair Ahtol 21 Year. Our other pairings are the Berry's Glen Moray 2007 KWM Cask vs. the Berry's Glen Moray 1991, and the Berry's Blended Malt 1999 vs. the NAS Blended Malt 17 Year. 8 whiskies, 4 head-to head-pairings. Not a bad Tuesday night!

Tuesday August 6, 2024, 7PM

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Seats Remaining: 15
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Where There's Smoke: A Peated Whisky Tasting

  • August 8, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $30.00
Peat is the most divisive element in Scotch and Whisky. There are those who love it... and those that are wrong. This is a tasting for all of the peat lovers out there. Join Harmony and delve into its varied levels and effects on the whisky it taints enhances.

Thursday, August 8th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 8
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Sake in the Summer - How To Serve & Pair It

  • August 9, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $40.00
Drinking sake is easy. It goes down the hatch, just like any other refreshment. But... Should you serve it warm or chilled? Which foods pair well with it? And how long can you store that bottle once it is opened? Join Bernard in this tasting to get some answers, and taste five different Sake bottlings with some small bites to accompany them for good measure!

Friday, August 9th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 12
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Nataliia's Wine Tasting Ukranian Language Edition

  • August 10, 2024
  • 5 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $30.00
We were going to post Nataliia's own tasting writeup in Ukrainian, but it turns out that our webpage is not up to the task. Here is the English translation courtesy of Google:

"We invite you to a Ukrainian-language wine tasting!

Hello, I'm Natalia Oleksyn. I have been working in the wine industry for about 5 years. During this time, I have accumulated invaluable experience and knowledge, which I will gladly share with you.
Together with me, you will plunge into an unforgettable journey into the world of wine flavors and aromas.
I will help you understand wine better than you do now. And even if you know about Chablis, Amarone, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, together with me it will sound new for you.
Come to enjoy the atmosphere, expand your wine knowledge and make new friends!
I am waiting for you!"


This tasting will be held in the Ukrainian language.

Saturday, August 10th @ 5 PM



Seats Remaining: 11
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Virtual Tasting
Whisky Sponge - The End is Nigh

  • August 13, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $75.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

Decadent Drinks has been hinting for a while that the Whisky Sponge range will come to an end when it hits edition 100... and they just announced Edition 95 last week! But that doesn't mean Decadent Drinks is closing shop. We'll continue to see releases from Equinox & Solstice, NAS, and a few other ranges, and likely a few more Whisky Sponge releases before they are done. In the interim, we've pulled together a formidable range of malts from Decadent Drinks for another Spongeworthy tasting: Aberlour 31 Year, Auchentoshan 33 Year, Glen Grant 20 Year Angus & Igor Ed., Gone Grant (Caperdonich) 31 Year, Miltonduff 11 Year, Old Orkney 19 Year, Teaninich 13 YEar, and Westport (Glenmorangie) 17 Year. 8 baller whiskies, and a decent chance we'll be joined by Igor to sweeten the deal!

Tuesday, August 13, 7PM

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Seats Remaining: 20
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Diving In To Gin

  • August 15, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $30.00
Gin has had a tumultuous history. In the 18th century, the Gin Craze saw its rise in popularity as a safer alternative to the untreated and often unsafe water of the time. It also contributed to widespread societal issues related to alcohol and over-indulgence. By the 1980s and 1990s, Gin's reputation had taken another hit, earning it the dubious nicknames of "panty remover" and "Grandma's drink," often evoking memories of Christmas tree scents in farewell kisses.

But those days are over, my friends! Today, Gin stands proud and diverse, a spirit that excites and delights. Whether mixed in cocktails or poured over ice, it brings forth the rich fruits and spices of life, ready to be savoured and enjoyed. Join Harmony and discover some of the wide variety of aromas and flavours Gin has to offer and find some new favourites along the way!

Thursday, August 15th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 18
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Wine & Pizza Together Again

  • August 16, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $55.00
Red Wine and Pizza! That's the way it's always been, right? Probably not, but many of us align rigidly with this paradigm. Let's move beyond this and explore beautiful, affordable wines that enhance our pizza experience. Join Stan on a trip through sparkling, rosé, and both light and full-bodied red wines paired with some tasty slices.

Friday, August 16th @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 11
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Virtual Tasting
Diageo Special Releases 2023 - A Retrospective

  • August 20, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $45.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

Why are we doing this tasting now? Because it's summer, and frankly it seems like a fun range! Who doesn't like having fun in the summer? Regardless, we've wanted to try these for a while, and after we sampled the Glenkinchie 27 recently, we knew we needed to cobble together a range. Our range consists of 7 of the 2023 Special Releases from: Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin, Mortlach, Oban, Roseisle, and Talisker, as well as the Lagavulin Nick Offerman Edition 11 Year Rum Cask. Participants will enjoy 8 malts and more than a little no-holds-barred whisky banter. Now doesn't that sound fun?

Tuesday, August 20, 7PM

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Virtual Tasting
Indies from the West Indies* a Virtual Rum Tasting

  • August 22, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • $35.00
THIS IS A VIRTUAL TASTING

It’s been a hot moment since we’ve done a rum tasting. We keep seeing new labels pop up for us to try, but just as importantly, there are still bottles on our shelves that we haven’t even tasted yet! It’s time to correct this! We’ve gathered a bunch of bottlings - old and new - to take a tour of –mostly- the west indies. Rums of classical origin, but from non-classical bottlers. (Yes, there’s also a Dutch, South African, and South Pacific rum in here, but it’s hard to think of names for tastings sometimes) Independently bottled spirits have been a massive part of spirit history and are still very important today. This tasting will highlight how IBs can make traditional rums shine bright.

*ANDREW'S NOTE: We liked the tasting name, so despite the fact only four of the rums are from the West Indies... we kept the name!

Thursday, August 22nd @ 7PM

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Seats Remaining: 21
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Grower Champagne: Small Houses Making Serious Bubbles

  • August 22, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $60.00
Grower Champagnes are exactly as the name would imply. The large Champagne houses buy grapes from all over the region whereas growers make wines solely from their very own vineyards and as such they are individualistic expressions of place and terroir. Champagne lovers have flocked to this style over the last decade or so and for good reason. We are fortunate to represent some of the most illustrious names among growers/producers in Champagne including Marie Courtin, Laherte, Dumangin, Piollot, and A.Margaine, and we will taste a selection of wines from these remarkable producers on what promises to be a fun evening of bubbles.

Thursday, August 22nd @ 7 PM


Seats Remaining: 10
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Cheese Please: Back To School Edition

  • August 23, 2024
  • 7 PM
  • KWM IN STORE
  • $50.00
For those of us who have kids or are in college/university, the end of August means the end of summer holidays and time to get ready for back to school. Marnie doesn't have to deal with this, but she empathizes. There is time for one more Cheese Please before we say goodbye to the easy-going days of summer, so this is a time to enjoy some wine and cheese before heading back to school or getting back to business.

Friday, August 23rd @ 7 PM



Seats Remaining: 12
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