Jan 162011
 

 

Dear Malt Messenger Subscribers,

We’ve survived another year, and if the doomsayers are right, this could be our last, so we’d better enjoy it! I have two pressing reasons for you to enjoy life this January, even if it’s cold enough to freeze your breath outside. The first is our 6th annual Robbie Burns Supper which will be taking place on the 26th of January. That’s right Caledonians, the fête of Scotland’s favourite son is nearly upon us. I’ve included some information on our Burns Supper, Scots Wha Hae below, and there will be much more in the next Malt Messenger due out on Tuesday.

The second and even more pressing reason to celebrate is our annual Year End Super Sale! We only have two sales a year (the other is in November) and we have some incredible deals on whisky this Friday, Saturday and Sunday… Selected whiskies are between 7 and 25% off. The sale is only available in-store and online (no phone orders will be accepted). The full list of sale items can be found below, but there are three deals worth highlighting:

1.       Springbank 1996 KWM Oloroso Cask: Our Spirngbank cask, which has been a huge hit over the last year, is 25% off. We normally sell it for $109.99, but this weekend, and this weekend only you can have it for $82.49 +GST. Less than 75 of the original 660 bottles remain!

2.       G&M Glen Grant 1966: This cask is one of the more elegant bottles of whisky we’ve ever stocked. It was chosen because for a whisky of more than 40 years, it wasn’t even close to over the hill. Smooth and soft with deft sherry notes and delicate citrus, we originally listed this whisky at $499.99, but dropped it to $449.99 a few months back. This weekend you can buy one of the less than 30 remaining bottles of our Glen Grant for just $337.49 + GST, 25% off our last list price!

3.       Glendronach 1995 KWM PX Sherry Cask: Our Glendronach cask, which contained closed to 660 bottles is now half sold after just two months in store. Normally selling for $114.99 it will only be 10% off this weekend, but while supplies last we will be giving away a Glendronach Glencairn glass with every bottle sold (the glass itself is an $18 value). Our Glendronach is the chocolatiest whisky I’ve ever tasted, and is an incredible value when compared to other sherried whiskies like Macallan 18 Year (also on sale) which lists for $175.00. I expect this cask to sell out before the summer.  Don’t hesitate!

These three whiskies and many of the others on sale are open for sampling! Hope to see you this weekend!

Slainté!

Andrew Ferguson

 

SCOTS WHA HAE! – Wednesday January 26th 7PM – $99

Caledonians Unite! It’s time to celebrate all things Scottish. Isle of Arran is the featured distillery for our 6th annual Robbie Burns Supper, and Andrew Hogan is our special guest. We’ll have bagpipes, poetry, haggis with neeps and tatties and six amazing single malts all from Arran, including a couple of new single cask bottlings selected by and exclusive bottled for KWM! One’s a bourbon cask and the other sherry. The tasting panel couldn’t decide between the two, and the price was right so we decided to bottle both! Our Burns Supper has grown into one of the most respected in town, and there is no previous whisky experience required. So buy a ticket and join us at Fort Calgary for a night of mirth, whisky and a lot of merry making!

More details to come in the next Malt Messenger.

 

YEAR END SUPER SALE

Sale Rules and Conditions:

1.       Applies only to marked items.

2.       Applies only to in-store items with the exception of exclusives.

3.       Items must be paid for at the time of purchase.

4.       Items may only be purchased online, in store or by e-mail (no phone orders).

5.       All sale items are final sale.

6.       Sale will begin at midnight on Thursday (tonight) and end at midnight on Sunday night.

Single Malt Whisky

1.       G&M KWM Glen Grant 1966 41 Year – Bottled exclusively for KWM this is massively complex whisky that has even after more than 40 years retained the delicate citrus notes which typify whiskies from this distillery. Of the 134 individually numbered bottles we have less than 30 left. The whisky comes packaged in a rosewood box with an etched glass window. This is the best deal of our entire sale! – Regular $449.99 – SAVE 25%

2.       Springbank 1996 KWM Oloroso Cask – Going, going, almost gone… our second cask of Springbank has been a huge success! Of the 660 bottles in the cask there are fewer than 75 remaining. If I were to sum up the experience I would have to say it is a little like crossing Macallan 18 with Lagavulin 16. You get the rich spicy sherry notes of the Macallan and the clean salty smoke of Lagavulin. If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t hesitate, before you know it, it will be gone. And at this price, how can you resist! – – Regular $109.99 – SAVE 25%  

3.       Glendronach 1995 KWM PX Sherry Finish – This recent private bottling is our best selling whisky by a long shot these days! Nearly half of our cask sold between the months of November and December.  It is massively chocolaty, rich, chewy and very smooth for its strength of 52.2%. While supplies last we are giving away Glendronach glasses with ever bottle purchased! – Regular $114.99 – SAVE 10%

4.       BenRiach 15 Year Rum Finish – Matured 14 years in Bourbon and finished for a final year in Jamaican Dark Rum casks. – Regular $82.49 – SAVE 15%

5.       BenRiach 15 Year Tawny Port Finish – Finished for one year in tawny port pipes the whisky is dark and chocolaty. – Regular $82.49 – SAVE 15%

6.       Bowmore Tempest Cask Strength – Until our Glendronach cask came in this was our best selling whisky. Creamy, buttery with salty-earth-peat! – Regular $81.99 – SAVE 15%

7.       A.D. Rattray Strathmill 31 Year – Regular $211.99 – SAVE 15%

8.       A.D. Rattray Tomintoul 30 Year – Regular $211.99 – SAVE 15%

9.       Duthies Caol Ila 13 Year – One of the finest independent bottlings of Caol Ila around, very earthy with some hints of sweet. Exclusive to KWM – Regular $87.49 – SAVE 15%

10.   Duthies Craggamore 15 Year – Big wet leaves and grassy notes with malt and sweet honey. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $94.999 – SAVE 15%

11.   Duthies Glen Scotia 17 Year – Silver medal winner in a not to distant issue of Whisky Magazine this whisky is a little steely but overall a complex and very well balanced bottling from Scotland’s most neglected distillery. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $101.99 – SAVE 15%

12.   Duthies Laphroaig 11 Year – Not quite as medicinal as your regular Laphroaigh it has plenty of peat, smoke and salt to balance out the oak. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $98.99 – SAVE 15%

13.   Amrut Double Cask – 96pts Jim Murray, exclusive to KWM. – Regular 124.99 – SAVE 10%

14.   BenRiach 15 Year Madeira Finish – One of our best selling whiskies this dram is sweet, spicy and very soft. – Regular $82.49 – SAVE 10%

15.   Cadenhead Classic Green Label – The closest thing to Laphroaig 10 year! – Regular $72.99 – SAVE 10%

16.   Caol Ila 10 Year Unpeated Cask Strenght – At 65.1% you would think it was a monster, but in reality very soft with big notes of white chocolate and vanilla. – Regular $ 103.99 – SAVE 10%

17.   Compass Box Hedonism Maximus – Only 24 bottles of this exclusive to KWM whisky in Canada, it is a Blended Grains whisky composed of 70% 41 year old Invergordon and 30% 29 year old Carsebridge. A lovely smooth desert whisky. – Regular $ 259.99 – SAVE 10%

18.   Compass Box Peat Monster Reserve – Not just a different, peatier recipe than the original, but in a bottle twice the size too. 92pts Jim Murray. Exlcusive to KWM. – Regular $ 154.99 – SAVE 10%

19.   Coopers Choice Glen Mhor 1982 – Regular $178.49 – SAVE 10%

20.   A.D. Rattray Glenglassaugh 29 Year – Regular $198.99 – SAVE 10%

21.   Duthies Auchroisk 20 Year – An excellent, complex and balanced whisky from an obscure distillery. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $96.99 – SAVE 10%

22.   Duthies Bowmore 17 Year – This whisky harkens back to the old distillery 17 year, and is a very elegant smoky dram. Exclusive to KWM.  – Regular $90.99 – SAVE 10%

23.   Duthies Hazelburn 9 Year – A recent Gold Medal winner from Whisky Magazine this little dram is soft and fruity with jujube notes on the palate. Hazelburn is the name given to triple distilled Springbanks. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $84.99 – SAVE 10%

24.   Duthies Ledaig 13 Year – A somewhat raunchy, medicinal and massively complex bottling of heavily peated Tobermory. This dram will not disappoint, but is not for the faint of heart. – Regular $79.99 – SAVE 10%

25.   Duthies Longmorn 19 Year – Burnt caramel, vanilla and smoke with soft fruity notes, this is a smooth, elegant dram. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $96.99 – SAVE 10%

26.   Edradour Caledonia – A lovely mix of both Bourbon and Oloroso sherry notes gives this dram from Scotland’s smallest distillery layers of soft, smooth, complex notes. – Regular $93.99 – SAVE 10%

27.   English Whisky Company Chapter 3 – Regular $61.49 – SAVE 10%

28.   English Whisky Company Chapter 4 – Regular $61.49 – SAVE 10%

29.   G&M Cask Strength Imperial 1997 – Big sherry notes from this single cask first fill sherry. A very reasonably priced whisky from a now closed distillery. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $114.99 – SAVE 10%

30.   G&M Conn Choice Convalmore 1984 – Very soft and smooth with loads of creamy oak and big vanilla notes. The distillery which sits on the grounds of Balvenie is closed and will not likely ever reopen. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $182.99 – SAVE 10%

31.   G&M Conn Choice Glen Keith 1993 – White fruits, chocolate and sweet vanilla abound on this little dram. Distillery closed just before the millennium, and is not expected to reopen. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $87.99 – SAVE 10%

32.   Glendronach 14 Year Sauternes Finish – Regular $82.49 – SAVE 10%

33.   Glendronach 14 Year Virgin Oak Finish – Regular $82.49 – SAVE 10%

34.   Glendronach 15 Year Moscatel Finish – Regular $84.49 – SAVE 10%

35.   Glenglassaugh Spirit Drink – Regular $47.99 – SAVE 10%

36.   Glenmorangie Quarter Century – Regular $449.99 – SAVE 10%

37.   G&M Strathisla 25 Year – A combination of 1st fill and re-fill sherry cask this is a massively fruity whisky with notes of Chirstmas Cake, tobacco and leather. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $182.99 – SAVE 10%

38.   Isle of Jura 10 Year – Regular $42.99 – SAVE 10%

39.   Kilchoman KWM Fresh Bourbon Cask – Kensington Wine Market is one of only 3 stores in North America and a handful more in the world to have acquired our own cask of Kilchoman single malt. Massive creamy vanilla-Bourbon notes balance out a surge of salty, smoky peat. Surprisingly approachable at an impressive strength of 61.9% this whisky is a must try for lovers of Ardbeg, Laphroaig or Port Ellen! – Regular $114.99 – SAVE 10%

40.   Macallan 18 Year – Regular $174.99 – SAVE 10%

41.   Macallan Fine Oak 10 Year – Regular $54.54 – SAVE 10%

42.   OMC Mortlach 12 Year – New and exclusive to KWM. – Regular $109.99 – SAVE 10%

43.   OMC Port Ellen 27 Year – New and exclusive to KWM. – Regular $349.99 – SAVE 10%

44.   OMC Rosebank 20 Year – New and exclusive to KWM. – Regular $189.99 – SAVE 10%

45.   PC7 (Port Charlotte 7 Year) – Regular $109.99 – SAVE 10%

46.   Port Ellen 29 Year – Regular $361.99 – SAVE 10% 

47.   Signatory Bowmore 1972 – Exclusive to KWM, this is the poorman’s Black Bowmore. Chewy, rich, massively fruity with faint tropical fruits. – Regular $634.99 – SAVE 10%

48.   Signatory Dufftown 1984 First Fill Sherry – Exclusive to KWM. This is a sherry monster! – Regular $209.99 – SAVE 10%

49.   Signatory Dufftown 1984 Refill Sherry – This sister cask to the other Dufftown 1984 couldn’t be more different. The sherry notes are still strong but with a much more deft, lighter touch. It is very elegant – Regular $209.99 – SAVE 10%  

50.   Signatory Glencraig 1976 – Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $252.99 – SAVE 10%

51.   Signatory Glenlossie 1985 – This is an elegant sherried whisky, smooth and full of flavour but without any of the stronger sherry notes. Exclusive to KWM. – Regular $209.99 – SAVE 10%

52.   Signatory Springbank 1969 40 Year – This is one of the most delightful whiskies I’ve ever had. Certainly in my Top 10. Bottled at an impressive strength of 54.4% this whisky is soft and massively complex with layers of honey, soft and dried fruits, a trace of light salty smoke, black licorice, Christmas spices and everything you could ever want in an older Springbank. – Regular $1267.99 Exclusive to KWM. – SAVE 10%

53.   Amrut Peat Cask Strength – Regular $102.49 – SAVE 7%

54.   Auchentoshan 1978 – Small batch vintage Auchentoshan limited to less than 500 bottles worldwide. – Regular $543.99 – SAVE 7%

55.   Auchentoshan 1977 – Only 18 bottles of this sherry cask matured bottling came into Canada out of a worldwide availability of just 240. KWM bought 15 of them, because it is a superb whisky! – $506.99 – SAVE 7%

56.   Bowmore 25 Year – Much improved over the last few years this sherry dominant top whisky in their core range is big and chewy. – Regular $302.49 – SAVE 7%

57.   Bunnahabhain 12 Year – Regular $71.49 – SAVE 7 %

58.   Dalwhinnie 15 Year – Regular $75.99 – SAVE 7%

59.   Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition – Regular $102.49 – SAVE 7%

60.   G&M Cask Strength Highland Park 1995– Regular $111.99 – SAVE 7%

61.   G&M Cask Strength Miltonduff 1996 – Regular $111.99 – SAVE 7%

62.   G&M Cask Strength Old Pulteney 1993 – Regular $119.99 – SAVE 7%

63.   Glen Elgin 16 Year – – Regular $99.99 – SAVE 7%

64.   Glen Garioch 12 Year – Regular $47.49 – SAVE 7%

65.   Glengoyne 21 Year – Regular $96.49 – SAVE 7%

66.   Glenkinchie 12 Year  – Regular $71.99 – SAVE 7%

67.   Glenkinchie Distillers Edition – Regular $98.49 – SAVE 7%

68.   Glenlivet 18 Year  – Regular $95.99 – SAVE 7%

69.   Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban – Regular $70.49 – SAVE 7%

70.   Highland Park 12 Year – Regular $56.49 – SAVE 7%

71.   Kilchoman Summer 2010 Release – Regular $89.99 – SAVE 7%

72.   Macallan 12 Year – Regular $69.99 – SAVE 7%

73.   Oban 14 Year – Regular $99.99 – SAVE 7%

74.   Oban Distillers Edition – Regular $143.49 – SAVE 7%

75.   Port Ellen 30 Year – Regular $449.99 – SAVE 7%

Bourbon

1.       Jack Daniels KWM Single Barrel – Regular $49.99 – SAVE 20%

2.       Pappy Van Winkle’s Reserve 20 Year – Regular $142.49 – SAVE 10%

3.       Knobb Creek – Regular $47.99 – Save 7%

4.       Maker’s Mark – Regular $46.49 – Save 7%

Canadian Whisky

1.       Alberta Premium  – Regular $23.49 – SAVE 7%

2.       Crown Royal – Regular $32.99 – SAVE 7%

3.       Forty Creek Barrel Select – Regular $27.99 – SAVE 7%

Other Whiskies

1.       Arran Robbie Burns Blend – Just in time for Robbie Burns Day! – Regular $35.99 – SAVE 7%

2.       Black Grouse – Regular $34.99 – SAVE 7%

3.       Johnnie Walker Black Label – Regular 44.99 – SAVE 7%

4.       Johnnie Walker Blue Label – Regular $241.99 – SAVE 10%

5.       PENDERYN WELSH WHISKY  – regular $76.99 – SAVE 7%

6.       Redbreat Irish Whiskey– Regular 41.99 – SAVE 7%

Cognac

1.       Chateau Montifaud VS – Regular $49.99 – SAVE 10%

2.       Chateau Montifaud VSOP – Regular $60.99 – SAVE 10%

3.       Chateau Montifaud XO – Regular $98.99 – SAVE 10%

4.       Chateau Montifaud Gift Pack (VS/VSOP/XO) – Regular $111.99 – SAVE 10%

5.       Courvoisier VSOP – Regular $61.99 – SAVE 7%

Rum

1.       Amrut Old Port Deluxe Rum – Regular $26.46 – SAVE 7%

2.       Bacardi White – Regular $26.49 – SAVE 10%

3.       Cadenhead Laphroaig Cask Demerara – Regular $83.99 – SAVE 10%

4.       Cadenhead Panama Green Label 8 Year – Regular 65.99 – SAVE 10%

5.       El Dorado Single Barrel EHP – Regular $94.99 – SAVE 7%

6.       El Dorado Single Barrel ICBU – Regular $94.99 – SAVE 7%

7.       Gordon & MacPhail Long Pond 1941 58 Year Old – Regular $ 1150.99 – SAVE 7%

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If you have any whisky questions or comments concerning The Malt Messenger please contact me by e-mail, phone, or drop by the store. Feel free to forward me any whisky news you feel should be included in a future issue of The Malt Messenger; it might just get included.

All of the products mentioned in THE MALT MESSENGER can be purchased in store, over the phone or from our website at www.kensingtonwinemarket.com.. All prices quoted in the Malt Messenger are subject to change!

Thanks for reading the Malt Messenger!

Slainte!

Andrew Ferguson
KWM Scotchguy

403-283-8000
888-283-9004
1257 Kensington Rd. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 3P8

scotchguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com

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