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Tasting Schedule

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.

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, 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.

September 2021

Virtual Tasting
Cheese Please: Spanish Fiesta

  • September 24, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $110.00
Join Abi and Adam for a virtual Spanish Fiesta on Friday, September 24th at 8 pm!
We’re receiving a new shipment of Spanish Wines and guests attending this event will be the first to sample these latest arrivals at Kensington Wine Market.
So, invite a couple friends over, put on some flamenco guitar music in the background & enjoy a little bit of Spain in the comfort of your own home.
• Wine & Cheese Board ready for pick up, day of- on September 24th THIS TASTING CANNOT BE DELIVERED!
• Tickets $110*
What’s included: 3 x 750ml bottles of wine & cheeseboard from Peasant**

*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults
**Peasant Cheese is located NEXT DOOR and they close at 6 pm. Please ensure you are picking up your wine & cheese PRIOR to 6 pm


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Virtual Tasting
Adelphi & Ardnamurchan with Connal Mackenzie

  • September 24, 2021
  • 5 PM
  • $55.00
Adelphi Distillery Sales Director Connal Mackenzie will be our guest as we sample a range of whiskies from Adelphi Distillery Ltd. We have five independent bottlings from their Adelphi range, including bottlings of BenRiach, Breath of Speyside, Caol Ila, Glenborrodale, and Springbank. We also have a pair of single malts, from Adelphi's Ardnamurchan Distillery to sample, including a peated single cask. 5 PM, Friday, September 24.

Samples ready for pick up now!


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Virtual Tasting
Independent's Day Boutique-y Whisky with Dave Worthington Round 1

  • September 25, 2021
  • 5 PM
  • $80.00
We've just received a boatload of exciting new whiskies from the That Boutique-y Whisky Company, so we've cajoled our friend and Boutique-y Global Brand Ambassador Dave Worthington into joining us for a couple of tastings. Dave always puts on a good show, and just might be joined by Sam Simmons, aka Dr. Whisky... we never can be sure! Round I will include a mature range of malts including a closed distillery bottling.... specifically: Ben Nevis 22 Year, Caperdonich 22 Year, Glengoyne 19 Year, Inchgower 14 Year, Inchmurrin 20 Year, Irish Single Malt #1 14 Year and Tobermory 24 Year. 5 PM, Saturday, September 25

Samples are ready for pick-up now!


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Virtual Tasting
Bourbon: Learning About New Riff

  • September 28, 2021
  • 6 PM
  • $30.00
New Riff is coming to Kensington Wine Market (virtually)! We can finally showcase this Newport, Kentucky Distillery that has a big focus on Bottled in Bond and Single Barrel Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.

Join Evan and special guest Jay Erisman - Distiller at New Riff - for an online guided tour through 6 samples of New Riff Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.

*Please note that this stating starts at 6 PM Calgary Time instead of our usual tasting time to accommodate our special guest, who will be joining us virtually from Kentucky.*

Samples ready for pick up now!


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Virtual Tasting
Independent's Day: Feis Ile Take 2

  • September 30, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $100.00
Our last virtual Feis Ile tasting in the Spring/Summer was a bit of a fiasco... we had to postpone it for months due to global shipping problems. And in the end, we were never able to feature a couple of the whiskies we had hoped to showcase. So we're doing it again, but we're taking our range up a notch. On the tasting docket this time: Boutique-y Bunnahabhain 14 Year, Boutique-y Bruichladdich 27 Year, Grace Ile 25 Year, Peat's Beast PX, Peat's Beast 27 Year, Signatory Caol Ila 2010 & Signatory Unnamed 1992 Islay Single Malt. 8 PM, Thursday, September 30.

Samples ready for pick up now!


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October 2021

Virtual Tasting
SMWS October 2021 Virtual Outturn - 10th Anniversary Edition

  • October 6, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $40.00
It is hard to believe that it's been 10 years since we helped launch the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Canada. Over the last decade, the Society has released over 800 whiskies to its Canadian members, and we've hosted well over 200 Outturn tastings at KWM. It has been quite a ride, to say the least... We hope you'll join us for the Society's 10th Anniversary Outturn tasting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 8 PM. As always your purchase limit is 2.We will sample 7 new releases, including a special bottling. *Tasting samples will be available for pick-up on Monday, September 20.

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Virtual Tasting
Cheese Please: Life Is A Cabernet

  • October 15, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $110.00
Life is a Cabernet, so wine not pair some cheese with it?! ???? Join Abi & Adam as they dance around some phenomenal cheese to pair with the most planted varietal on the planet, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine & Cheese Board ready for pick up, day of- on October 15th THIS TASTING CANNOT BE DELIVERED!
• Tickets $110*
What’s included: 3 x 750ml bottles of wine & cheeseboard from Peasant**
*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults
**Peasant Cheese is located NEXT DOOR and they close at 6 PM. Please ensure you are picking up your wine & cheese PRIOR to 6 PM.


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Virtual Tasting
Independent's Day Boutique-y Whisky with Dave Worthington Round 2

  • October 15, 2021
  • 5 PM
  • $65.00
We've just received a boatload of exciting new whiskies from the That Boutique-y Whisky Company, so we've cajoled our friend and Boutique-y Global Brand Ambassador Dave Worthington into joining us for a couple of tastings. Dave always puts on a good show, and just might be joined by Sam Simmons, aka Dr. Whisky... we never can be sure! Round 2 will include a pair of teaspooned "Blended Malts" believed to be 25-year-old Balvenie and 24-year-old Glen Scotia. In addition to that we'll sample Bunnahabhain 10 Year, Glen Elgin 22 Year, Glen Garioch 29 Year, Tobermory 12 Year and an unnamed 10 Year Islay Single Malt. 5 PM, Friday, October 15

Samples ready for pick up now!


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Virtual Tasting
The Bowmarathon

  • October 21, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $150.00
What to do when you get a single bottle of a very sought-after Bowmore like the Bowmore 27 Year Timeless? Open it for a tasting so as many people can try it as possible, of course! In truth that was only part of the inspiration. There was also the desire to put two new unnamed but obvious Bowmores, the Peat's Beast 34 Year and Islay Violets 33 Year, into a head-to-head tasting. Add to that the fact we also had two different bottlings of Bowmore 25 Year on hand at one point... To which we'll add three more expressions, because why not! Though this is going to be a big, marathon tasting, 9 Bowmores in all, there's no need to train in advance as we'll coach you through your first Bowmarathon! 8 PM, Thursday, October 21.


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Virtual Tasting
Wine vs Whisky with Abi & Evan

  • October 22, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $55.00
Abi knows Wine.
Evan knows Whisky.
What would happen if they switched roles?
For this tasting, Evan will select and talk about samples of wine while Abi will take charge on the whisky side, choosing three samples as well. Worlds will collide on this wine and whisky tasting. Which choices will come on top?

Included in the tasting kit:
- 3x 1.7 oz / 50 ml samples of wine
- 3x 0.5 oz / 15 ml samples of whisky
- A few small Halloween-themed snacks for pairing.

This offers enough of a sample size for all the singles out there. Those of you making a date night out of it might want to purchase two kits.

*Because the wine is a bit more perishable than the whisky, we will not be pouring it into sample bottles until the day of the tasting. Samples will not be ready for pickup until the day of the tasting*


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Virtual Tasting
Cooper's Choice Curiosities

  • October 26, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $40.00
Having recently received a curious parcel of bottlings from Cooper's Choice, we knew we'd have to build a tasting around them. For one, there are a pair of Secret bottlings, one each from the Lowlands and Islay. The Ileach is believed to come from a distillery that rhymes with Yardbeg, and the Lowland whiskies name seems to suggest it rhymes with Mockintoshan! Also from the Lowlands, a region we rarely talk about, there is the first bottling we've ever seen from the new (established 2015) InchDairnie Distillery... and adding to the intrigue it is a peated Lowland single malt! We'll also be sampling a 25 year old Old Rhosdhu, an intriguing Blended Malt, a Caol Ila and a late teens Ardmore. Expectations are high for this rag tag bag of drams! 8 PM Tuesday October, 26. *Samples Available Now!

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Virtual Tasting
Really Rare & Old Things Andrew Wants to

  • October 28, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $275.00
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 too! For this round, we have a couple of closed distillery bottlings and an otherwise mature old selection of things. You'll taste Caperdonich 2000, Clynelish 1995, Jura 1992, Mosstowie 1979, Highland Malt (Clynelish) 42 Year, Glentauchers 44 Year and Glenlivet 1973. An assortment of whiskies from Gordon Macphail, Signatory and That Boutique-y Whisky Company, which would set you back close to $12K. There are some really cool whiskies in this tasting, you won't want to miss it! 8 PM, Thursday, October 28.

Samples ready for pick up now!


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November 2021

Virtual Tasting
Rare Malts: Single Casks & Small Batch Bottlings

  • November 2, 2021
  • 8PM
  • $60.00
The allure of this tasting should be almost self-explanatory... It is a range of Rare and Limited Edition malts, that we are dying to share with you. We will be sampling the Daftmill 2009, Ardnamurchan Paul Lanois, Compass Box Menagerie, and Macallan 18 Year Sherry Oak as well as three brand spanking new KWM exclusive casks from Berry Bros. & Rudd: Orkney 2003 (Highland Park), Blended Malt 1999 (who knows what this is... and who cares? it's awesome!), and Tormore 1995. None of the whiskies in this range have ever appeared in a prior KWM tasting, save perhaps the Macallan 18 Year Sherry Oak, and I'd wager it's been at least 10-12 years since we've cracked a bottle of that! 8PM Tuesday, November 2.*Samples Available Now!

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Virtual Tasting
Taylor Fladgate with Cynthia Opsal

  • November 18, 2021
  • 7 PM
  • $40.00
*Please note that this tasting starts at 7 PM instead of our usual 8 PM*

When the weather outside is frightful, what better way to beat the chill than with a glass (or two) of port!

Cynthia Opsal, one of Port's leading experts, will be joining us to host a fantastic line-up of exquisite Taylor Fladgate Ports. We will be chatting through the different styles and characteristics of port while enjoying some delicious snacks from Peasant Cheese.

• Port & Snack kit ready for pick up, day of- on November 18th
• Tickets $40*
What’s included:
6 x 50ml Samples bottles of port
1 x 200ml can or bottle of Tonic Water
& snacks from Peasant**

*Tasting is designed for ONE person.
**Peasant Cheese is located NEXT DOOR and they close at 6pm. Please ensure you are picking up your wine & cheese PRIOR to 6pm.
***This tasting is not suitable for shipping!


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Virtual Tasting
The Ultimate Bunnahabhain Tasting 271yrs

  • November 25, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $300.00
A few of our team here, independently noted that we have a lot of old Bunnahabhains right now, and I mean a lot. There are the 43 and 44 year old Director's Special bottlings, 40 and 42 year old Signatory Vintage bottlings and the Port Askaig 45 Year (also a Bunna) is returning this Fall. Add to that a Boutique-y Bunnahabhain 27 Year and a Bunnahabhain 30 Year OB I tucked away for a tasting, because there wasn't enough to sell, and we had 271 years of Bunnahabhain just begging to be tasted... we couldn't let this opportunity slip by without having an Ultimate Bunnahabhain Tasting! 8 PM, Thursday, November 25.
*Samples available for pick-up September 24.


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Virtual Tasting
Cheese Please: Holiday Edition

  • November 26, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $110.00
Happy Holidays- It’s party time! Let Abi & Adam show you how to look like a pro at your next holiday party, If you’re hosting or attending and looking for the perfect wine & cheese pairing, they’ve got you covered. You’ll be set up for success with these two experts giving you the hottest pairing tips & tricks of the 2021 Holiday season.

• Wine & Cheese Board ready for pick up, day of- on November 26th THIS TASTING CANNOT BE DELIVERED!
• Tickets $110*
What’s included: 3 x 750ml bottles of wine & cheese board from Peasant**

*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults

**Peasant Cheese is located NEXT DOOR and they close at 6pm. Please ensure you are picking up your wine & cheese PRIOR to 6pm.


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Virtual Tasting
The Kinship Collection 2020 - 178 Years

  • November 30, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $200.00
It is likely someone will eventually purchase a full set of the Kinship Collection 2020 from us... but we won't be selling two! That's because one of those sets is going to get cracked for a tasting. How can it not?! The set is comprised of a 28-year-old Ardbeg and 30-year-old whiskies from Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Highland Park and Laphroaig. In all, it is 178 years of Islay malts & Highland Park. Reviews of the range are not so shabby either, averaging 90+pts on Whisky Base. *Samples available for pick-up September 30.

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December 2021

Virtual Tasting
Entertaining on a Budget

  • December 10, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $40.00
Love the holiday season but don't love how budget-busting it can be? Look no further- KWM has you covered!

Abi is going to educate you on how to shop for great value wines that will be showstoppers in the glass. She has selected a sparkling, white and four reds that will pair with any holiday event you have this year.

• Wine & Cheese Board ready for pick up, day of- on December 10th
• Tickets $40*
What’s included: 6 x 50ml samples of wine & snacks from Peasant**
*Tasting is designed ONE person
**Peasant Cheese is located NEXT DOOR and they close at 6pm. Please ensure you are picking up your wine & cheese PRIOR to 6pm.


Seats Remaining: 23
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Virtual Tasting
Rags to Riches New Years Eve

  • December 31, 2021
  • 8 PM
  • $150.00
You asked relentlessly, and now, it's finally here! Welcome to our first-ever, Champagne & Fried Chicken pairing!

An unexpected classic pairing brought to you right in your own home. Abi has selected two exquisite bottles of Champagne to finish 2021 in style, all you need to do is decide if you want to buy the fried chicken or make it yourself! Keeping in mind it is NYE so don’t forget to place your fried chicken orders early in the day so you can pick up or ensure delivery for our 8 PM start time. A week prior to the event we will email out our suggestions for take out/delivery & include a recipe if you’d like to make your own from home.

Throw on a dress, or hang out in your sweats, either way, you’re spending 2021 NYE going from rags to riches with Champagne & Fried Chicken.

• Champagne Ready for pick up December 23rd
• Tickets $150*
What’s included: 2 x 750ml bottles of Champagne
*Tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults


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