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Tasting Schedule

**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 are also offering At Home Virtual Wine Tastings, which typically includes 2 to 3 full-sized bottles of wine with the purchase of said tasting, unless otherwise indicated.

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 ** 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, but you will need to arrange getting them the samples if they have left the store. You are also responsible 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 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.

May 2022

30th Anniversary Whisky Festival Night 2

  • May 26, 2022
  • 7 PM - 9 PM
  • KWM - You read that right, this is an in-store tasting!
  • $80.00
Our Fall and Spring Single Malt Festivals pre-Covid were - to say the least - a hot ticket. Often they would sell out so quickly that we felt compelled to offer a second night. And given that Covid isn't completely behind us yet, it doesn't feel right cramming 100 of our whisky friends into the shop just yet. Accordingly, we are offering two more or less identical 30th Anniversary Whisky Festivals, one week apart, for a smaller crowd than usual, to give as many of our whisky friends as possible a chance to attend. As always our neighbour Peasant cheese will be lining your stomachs with delicious cheese, charcuterie, sausage rolls, and other treats! Both Festivals are limited to 70 participants and are asking people to only register for one date or the other, and not both, out of respect for other customers. Thursday, May 26, 7 PM - 9 PM.

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Virtual Tasting
Cheese Please: Sauvignon Blanc Edition

  • May 27, 2022
  • 8 PM
  • $110.00
Want to take the acid test? As a grape, Sauvignon Blanc is treasured for its high acidity. This also makes it one of the perfect wines to pair with cheese in a variety of styles from light, alpine styles to rich and creamy softer delights! Chloe has picked some of the classic Sauvignon Blanc styles from France, New Zealand and California to give Michelle from Peasant Cheese room to go wild!

Wine & Cheese kits ready for pick up, day of - on May 27th, 2022

*This online/virtual tasting is designed to be shared amongst 2-4 adults

What’s included: 3 x 750ml bottles of wine & Cheeseboard from Peasant**

**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
30 for 30 on 30 - 30th Annviversary Whisky Tasting

  • May 30, 2022
  • 7 PM
  • $215.00
We wanted to do an epic range of 30-year-old whiskies, and whiskies from 1992, the year we opened to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We also liked the idea of hosting the tasting on the 30th... just for effect. Our range includes a few bottles we held back, just for a special tasting. Our full range is: Archives Secret Speyside 1990, Bowmore 30 Year, GlenAllachie 30 Year, Glenfarclas 30 Year, Peat's Beast 30 Year, Signatory Jura 1992, Whisky Fassle Aberlour 1990 30 Year and Whisky Fassle Glen Keith 1992. The tasting also includes a special KWM 30th Anniversary Logo glass... provided they arrive in time! Monday, May 30, 7 PM

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June 2022

Virtual Tasting
SMWS June 2022 Virtual Outturn Tasting

  • June 1, 2022
  • 7 PM
  • $45.00
The KWM Whisky Team will be your guide as you sample along through the June 2022 SMWS Canada Outturn. Share your tastings notes and comments with Evan and his co-host(s). Bottles from the Outturn will go on sale at the end of the tasting! Wednesday, June 1, 7PM. You will be emailed when the samples are available for pickup!

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SMWS June 2022 In-Person Outturn Tasting

  • June 2, 2022
  • 7 PM
  • KWM
  • $55.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

Our first sit-down, in-person tasting at Kensington Wine Market in more than 2 years, will be for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada’s June Outturn. 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 comradery that can only come from 20 SMWS Members in our tasting room." Please note we will not be holding back stock of the Outturn bottles for the tasting, though there will likely still be bottles of most whiskies still available. Limit 1 ticket per member. Thursday, June 2, 7PM.


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Italian Wine: Off the Beaten Path

  • June 3, 2022
  • 7PM
  • KWM
  • $60.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

The ABCs of Italy (Amarone, Barolo/Brunello/, and Chianti) are the styles and regions that garner the most attention and press. It is easy to forget that the country is home to a multitude of different wine styles and more than 350 recognized grape varieties. Join us as we head off the beaten path and try our way through six bottles including one sparkling wine and at least three reds. Taste some of the amazing surprises and gems that Italy has to offer along with Marnie and Eli.

Cheese and Charcuterie accompaniment for this tasting is provided by our fantastic neighbours at Peasant Cheese.


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Ardbeg Day 2022 Master Class 1 - 10AM

  • June 4, 2022
  • 10 AM
  • KWM
  • $30.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

After a two year hiatus, Ardbeg Day is returning to Kensington Wine Market, and as in past years, we'll be kicking off celebrations with a pair of Master Classes. Participants will sample 6 Ardbegs, including the new release Ardcore, and have a chance to enter a ballot forthe opportunity to purchase a bottle. 10 AM, Saturday, June 4.


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Ardbeg Day 2022 Master Class 2 - 12PM

  • June 4, 2022
  • 12 PM
  • KWM
  • $30.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

After a two year hiatus, Ardbeg Day is returning to Kensington Wine Market, and as in past years, we'll be kicking off celebrations with a pair of Master Classes. Participants will sample 6 Ardbegs, including the new release Ardcore, and have a chance to enter a ballot forthe opportunity to purchase a bottle. 12 PM, Saturday, June 4.


This event is sold out.

Beer & Cheese, Please!

  • June 9, 2022
  • 7PM
  • KWM
  • $45.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

It has been a long time since we have done a beer tasting. It has been even longer since we collaborated with Peasant Cheese to run a Beer and Cheese tasting! Join our very own Eli and Peasant’s very own Owen for an exploration of 6 beer in different styles along with the cheese that will make them tick.

Cheese and Charcuterie accompaniment for this tasting is provided by our fantastic neighbours at Peasant Cheese.


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Los Espiritus de Mexico: Hair of the Chupacabra

  • June 10, 2022
  • 7PM
  • KWM
  • $60.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

We're going to continue with our exploration of the spirits of Mexico - this time in person! We're going to taste a range of bottles so good that Dwayne Johnson himself wouldn't dare show his face out of shame alone! He asked to attend, but Shawn said no, and told him that we didn't want his tequila either. Instead, we'll taste some choice spirits from some small producers, experiment a little with some unique expressions, and sip on a margarita! 7 PM, Friday June 10


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Diving Into Bourbon

  • June 16, 2022
  • 7PM
  • KWM
  • $40.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

Bourbon is the hottest whiskey around, and summer is the perfect time to drink it! Join Harmony and Evan in a tasting featuring some of the big players in the Bourbon Market. Who knows – maybe they will throw a lesser-known gem or two into the mix as well! 7 PM, Thursday, June 16.


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Spanish Wine - Beyond Rioja

  • June 17, 2022
  • 7PM
  • KWM
  • $50.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

Believe it or not, there is more to Spain than Tempranillo and Rioja. Ever heard of the Bobal grape? How about Godello or Mencia? Have you had wine from Jumilla, Navarra or Rías Baixas? Sit down with us and taste your way through 6 wines to discover some of what Spain has to offer in both well-known and unknown form.

Cheese and Charcuterie accompaniment for this tasting is provided by our fantastic neighbours at Peasant Cheese.


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Virtual Tasting
Oddball Distilleries: A+ Malts from the B Team Virtual Tasting

  • June 21, 2022
  • 7 PM
  • $75.00
Overlooked, underappreciated, and in some cases, flat-out unknown distilleries will be the focus of this tasting featuring some of the most neglected distilleries in the Scotch Whisky world. We had to drag some of these poor unloved drams out from the orphanages, the cupboards under the stairs, and other assorted nooks and crannies, in order to bring you a line-up that is bound to appeal to the most discerning of whisky geeks. 7 PM, Tuesday, June 20

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To Peat or Not to Peat

  • June 23, 2022
  • 7PM
  • KWM
  • $60.00
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TASTING BEING HELD AT KENSINGTON WINE MARKET. WE WILL NOT BE POURING SAMPLE BOTTLES FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT ATTEND.*

The days of a distillery making only one style of whisky seem to be going the way of the Dodo. With the fight for our dollars, many distilleries in Scotland (and elsewhere) have decided to diversify. Making only unpeated or only peated whisky is so last century – why not make both? In this tasting, we will explore four different distilleries that do just that. If our math is correct, that should mean that we will be tasting eight different whiskies! 7 PM, Thursday, June 23


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