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SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE WHISKY FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND – Scotch Whisky News

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SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE WHISKY FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND

*News Flash* The Festival programme will be online from the 28th January and tickets going on sale at 12 noon (GMT) on 2nd February – go and see our fantastic exclusive events mcleanscotland and whisky tours; Ian Buxton night, a fab coach tour and whisky school with Vic Cameron.  Vic Cameron is in a rather unique position in being (a good friend of ours) a local minister as well as working in the whisky industry. He left Diageo in 2014 after 23 years to work in the church, having built up a wide range of experience in his time with the distilling giant; from labs to cereal procurement, from process optimisation to production management. As well as running the church, Vic uses his vast experience to run two industry related businesses. Discerning of Spirits provides expert yet independent whisky nosing and tasting experiences for companies and private individuals, he also writes a monthly whisky article for the Northern Scot and is currently Lecturer in Whisky for the University of the Highlands and Islands. VC Services provides training and consultancy solutions for the barley, malting and distilling industry with current clients based in the UK and Europe. Vic has a passion for single malt Scotch whisky and wants to share that passion with as wide an audience as possible.

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Vic is taking two half day whisky schools for us, one as a part of our coach tour, the other open for ticket sales;

“Stairway to Heaven” presentation…

  1. Barley breeding, how and why?
  2. Barley varieties and differences, with brief history and timeline of varieties.
  3. Testing and Evaluation System – micro and macro scale, who does what and when?

This would be of interest to those really into their whisky in a big way, probably for the “anoraks”.

There will also be a tasting hosted by Vic and Krish Kumar from Paul John Distilleries.

7.30 @ Mansion House Hotel, Elgin, Wednesday 28 April 2016.  tickets are limited supply only available on the SoS website.

The whisky for this evening has been kindly donated by Paul John Distillery, India.

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“DOES PACKAGING AFFECT YOUR PURCHASES”?  It’s not about a winning dram, taste and packaging, an evening with Ian Buxton, sharing drams and chatting on the merits of packaging – does it influence your purchases?

We have 5 drams to taste, but will have more packaging on show.

Max of 50 tickets – only available on the SoS website.

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016.  28th April – 2nd May COACH TOUR  The best Speyside whisky tour package; a programme of visits and events – we have only 24 tickets on offer. You can also upgrade to the 4 star Mansion House Hotel (limited rooms – email for details). INCLUDED: 3 days coach transport, 2 whisky dinners, Ian Buxton evening ticket, 5 nights accommodation with en suite bathrooms, 5 fully cooked Scottish breakfasts, 4 distillery visits (Speyside, Benromach, Glen Grant & Glen Moray), half day whisky school, extra drams daily whilst on our coach, outdoor whisky tasting at Rannoch Barracks, 2 days free time, whisky first aid kit, fully printed tour notes, guided and managed throughout with Liz and Paul on tour.

ALL OF THESE EVENTS can be seen/booked on http://www.spiritofspeyside.com/

You can also enquire on any of these events and more, via http://www.whiskytours.scot/  or  http://www.mcleanscotland.com/

Probably   the best whisky tour company in the world – DRAMS ARE MADE OF THIS!

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Malt Messenger January 2016 Huge Year End Inventory Sale – Whisky News

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Malt Messenger Bulletin – Year End Inventory Sale! This Weekend Only – January 29-31

It is that time of year again… Burns Day is behind us, the Christmas credit card bills are in and KWM’s fiscal year end is just around the corner. We have a proposition that is a win win for both our customers and the store. We are putting on a huge sale… our annual Year End Inventory Sale! You get a great deal and we have less inventory to count on Monday.

Today, Friday January 29, through midnight Sunday January 31 all wine, beer and whisky is on sale (with a few exceptions). You will save 15 to 25% on in-stock wines, 10-35% on in-stock whiskies and 5% on beer. The Sale is In Store and Online only. No phone orders please!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Andrew Ferguson

Kensington Wine Market

PS- PS – Don’t forget you can follow me on Twitter:

twitter.com/scotch_guy, Instagram: instagram.com/kensingtonwm/

and Facebook: facebook.com/scotch.guy.1 .

www.fergusonwhiskytours.com

Kensington Wine Market403-283-8000

Year End Inventory Sale List

Whiskies discounted 10-35%…

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Sale Terms:

This weekend only, now through midnight Sunday January 31, save 10-35% on the whiskies listed below. In addition, all wine is 15-25% off and all beer at least 5% off.

  1. All Wine is at least 15% off with some much better deals.
  2. All Whisk(e)y is at least 10% off with some discounted up to 35%, with a few exceptions.
  3. Scotch Malt Whisky Society Whiskies and Membership Kits are not on sale!
  4. Sale is in store and online only. No phone orders please! You may reply by email.
  5. Payment must be provided at the time of purchase for online and email orders. No layaways.
  6. Sale is on in stock items only, with the exception of KWM exclusives, which we will honour the discount, should we run out. These items have been bolded.
  7. The sale prices will not be extended beyond Sunday January 31, or be applied retroactively.
  8. n the event of a discrepancy in price the POS will be taken as correct.

SAVE 15%

  1. Armorik Classic Breton Single Malt – Regular $70
  2. BenRiach 15 Year PX – Regular $90
  3. BenRiach 1979 Cask 517 – Regular $650
  4. BenRiach 1987 Cask 3825 – Regular $310
  5. BenRiach 1996 KWM Cask 189 – Regular $220
  6. BenRiach 1998 Cask 6394 – Regular $180
  7. BenRiach 1999 Cask 8687 – Regular $178
  8. Benromach Chateau Cissac – Regular $100
  9. Berry’s Miltonduff 1995 KWM Cask – Regular $170
  10. Cadenhead Small Batch Cragganmore 1999 – Regular $115
  11. Cadenhead Small Batch Glengoyne 2001 – Regular $110
  12. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Spey 1995 – Regular $154
  13. Cadenhead Small Batch Glendullan 1996 – Regular $150
  14. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Garioch 1991 – Regular $210
  15. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenlossie 1993 – Regular $175
  16. Cadenhead Small Batch Miltonduff 1978 – Regular $620
  17. Cadenhead Small Batch North British 1985 – Regular $220
  18. Canadian Club 100% Rye – Regular $30
  19. Canadian Club Classic 12 Year – Regular $30
  20. Creative Whisky Company Bowmore 2002 – Regular $133
  21. Creative Whisky Company Exclusive Blend 1991 – Regular $113
  22. Creative Whisky Company Glen Garioch 1994 – Regular $160
  23. Creative Whisky Company Glenturret 1994 – Regular $160
  24. Creative Whisky Company Tobermory 1994 – Regular $145
  25. First Edition Auchentoshan – Regular $150
  26. First Edition Glen Garioch 1990 – Regular $205
  27. First Edition Tormore 26 Year – Regular $250
  28. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Auchroisk 1996 – Regular $140
  29. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2003 – Regular $100
  30. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Inchgower 2000 – Regular $108
  31. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig 1999 – Regular $120
  32. G&M Glentuachers 1994 – Regular $120
  33. G&M Glenturret 2000 – Regular $110
  34. Glendronach 1972 Cask 706 – Regular $2500
  35. Glendronach 1990 Cask 1375 – Regular $375
  36. Glendronach 1994 Cask 1051 – Regular $289
  37. Glendronach 1994 Cask 3398 – Regular $290
  38. Glendronach 1995 Cask 3806 – Regular $280
  39. Glendronach 1995 Cask 4034 – Regular $280
  40. Glendronach 1995 Cask 444 – Regular $281
  41. Glendronach 2003 Cask 934 – Regular $175
  42. Glendronach 2004 Cask 5524 – Regular $174
  43. Glenmorangie Companta – Regular $115
  44. Hammer Head 1989 Czech Whisky – Regular $90
  45. Hudson Baby Bourbon – Regular $70
  46. Hudson New York Corn Spirit – Regular $52
  47. Mackinlay’s Shackleton The Journey – Regular $205
  48. Master of Malt Braes of Glenlivet – Regular $150
  49. Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey – Regular $75
  50. Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon – Regular $135
  51. Prichard’s Tennessee Single Malt – Regular $89
  52. Signatory Dufftown 1997 – Regular $180
  53. Signatory Glen Keith 1995 – Regular $120
  54. Signatory Glentauchers 1996 – Regular $180
  55. Signatory Highland Park 1990 – Regular $305
  56. Signatory Mortlach 1990 – Regular $290

SAVE 20%

  1. Ardbeg 10 Year 50ml – Regular $8.50
  2. Bernheim Kentucky Wheat KWM Cask – Regular $70
  3. Big Peat Santa 2012 – Regular $88
  4. Cadenhead Small Batch Alt a Bhaine 1992 – Regular $185
  5. Cadenhead Small Batch Auchentoshan 1992 – Regular $210
  6. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenrothes 1990 – Regular $235
  7. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 – Regular $190
  8. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Keith 1973 – Regular $710
  9. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 – Regular $190
  10. Cadenhead Small Batch Royal Brackla 1984 – Regular $440
  11. Cadenhead Small Batch Teaninich 1983 – Regular $440
  12. Darkness Dailuaine 15 Year – Regular $185
  13. G&M Glenrothes 1997 Quaich Cask – Regular $185
  14. Glencadam 32 Year Decanter – Regular $630
  15. Glendornach 2003 KWM Virgin Oak Cask 1750 – Regular $140
  16. Glenfarclas 21 Year 50 ml – Regular $19
  17. Glenfarclas 25 Year 50ml – Regular $20
  18. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1975 – Regular $1675
  19. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1976 – Regular $1000
  20. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1985 – Regular $700
  21. Johnny Walker Odyssey – Regular $2100
  22. Jura Boutique Barrels 1995 KWM Cask – Regular $160
  23. Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440 – Regular $140
  24. Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440 50ml – Regular $15
  25. Strictly Limited Speyside 18 Year – Regular $150
  26. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1934 – Regular $985
  27. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1955 – Regular $750
  28. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1985 – Regular $126
  29. Wee Whisky Gift Box 2015 (by KWM) – Regular $80
  30. Wemyss 1992 Licorice Spiral – Regular $146
  31. Wemyss 1998 Pastile Bouquet – Regular $189

SAVE 25%

  1. A.D. Rattray Bowmore 1999 – Regular $195 *Only 2 left!
  2. Arran Robbie Burns Blended Scotch Whisky – Regular $36
  3. Cadenhead Small Batch Auchroisk 1992 – Regular $191
  4. Cadenhead Small Batch Mannochmore 1977 – Regular $650
  5. Caol Ila 15 Year – Regular $140
  6. Coopers Choice Royal Brackla 1997 – Regular $150
  7. Glendronach 8 Year The Hielan – Regular $64
  8. Glenrothes Sherry Reserve – Regular $75
  9. Johnnie Walker Black Label – Regular $52
  10. Kilchoman Loch Gorm 50ml – Regular $15
  11. Samaroli 1997 Isle of Jura – Regular $164
  12. Samaroli Sherry 22 Year – Regular $250
  13. Secret Spirits Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2015 – Regular $440
  14. Signatory Glenlivet 1981 32 Year – Regular $380
  15. Strathmill 25 Year – Regular $520

SAVE 30%

  1. Darkness Tomintoul 18 Year – Regular $185

SAVE 35%

  1. G&M Glen Grant 60 Year Diamond Jubilee – $14,000.00

Check out all of our sale items online: kensingtonwinemarket.com/products/on-sale/

Thank You for Reading the Malt Messenger!

Contact & Disclaimers

If you have any whisky questions or comments concerning The Malt Messenger please contact me by e-mail, phone, or drop by the store.

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 and don’t include GST. In the case of discrepancies in pricing, the price in our in store point of sale will be taken as correct.

Thanks for reading the Malt Messenger.

Sláinte!

Andrew Ferguson

Manager & Scotchguy

Kensington Wine Market

403-283-8000

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

www.kensingtonwinemarket.com

Owner & Operator

Ferguson’s Whisky Tours

www.fergusonwhiskytours.com

scotchguide@fergusonwhiskytours.com

The Fourth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival Sarasota, Florida from March 30 to April 1, 2016 – Whisky News

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The Fourth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival will be held in Sarasota, Florida from March 30 to April 1, 2016.  The three day event is one of the largest whiskey festivals in the Southeast U.S. and  features a dance party, interactive panel discussion with eight whiskey experts, master classes, VIP pours, on site package sales, and a massive grand tasting with 250 whiskies from around the world.  Dozens of master distillers and professional ambassadors participate, sharing their knowledge and passion for these fine spirits.

Sarasota is a beautiful resort community on the Gulf of Mexico, an hour south of Tampa and two hours from Orlando.  Sarasota boasts award winning beaches like Siesta Key as well as activities like golf, fishing, shopping, sports, and fine dining.  Cultural assets and performing arts abound, including opera, ballet, theatre, symphony, and live music.

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Fourth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Dram Dance at The Gator Club, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Enjoy our special musical guest Brothertiger at a private Whiskey Obsession Festival event upstairs at the Gator Club, featuring a performance by Black Diamond Burlesque.  $10 per person includes one Old Forester cocktail.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Panel of Whiskey Experts at The Francis, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Join eight master distillers and professional brand ambassadors for this unique interactive panel as they share and discuss their favorite spirits.  Tickets are $45 and seating is limited to 75 guests; please reserve early.  Panelists are:

Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve Master Distiller & the Chairman of the Kentucky Distillers Association

Pam Heilmann, Michter’s Distiller

Brendan Coyle; High West Distiller

Rob Dietrich, Stranahan’s Distiller

Bernie Lubbers, Heaven Hill Ambassador and Whiskey Professor

David Blackmore, Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Master Ambassador

Gardner Dunn, Yamazaki Ambassador

Philip Pepperdine, Bowmore Ambassador

Friday, April 1, 2016

Grand Tasting and Master Classes, Michael’s on East

  • 6:30 pm VIP Admission
  • 7:30 pm General Admission
  • 8:00 pm Class I, II, and III
  • 9:00 pm Class IV, V, VI
  • 10:30 pm Last Pour
  • 10:45 pm After Party at Made Restaurant

With over 250 whiskies available to sample, the grand tasting features dozens of the world’s premium global brands as well as many emerging craft distillers.  Taught by industry professionals, our six seminar-style master classes present an opportunity for in-depth learning and interactive tastings with dozens of master distillers and professional brand ambassadors.

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Ticket levels are available:

VIP $195:

  • VIP admission is limited to 150 guests and includes one commemorative Glencairn glass and one hour early entrance at 6:30 pm.
  • VIP hour pours of ultra-premium, fine, expensive, and rare spirits (details will be available on the event website).
  • One $50 retail voucher for purchases and special orders placed on Friday, April 1, 2016 during the Whiskey Obsession Festival grand tasting.
  • Greater opportunity to interact with distillery ambassadors and industry professionals.
  • Unlimited tasting of over 200 spirits.
  • Priority seating at small group seminar classes (first come first served).
  • Wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d’ oeuvres.

General Admission $95:

  • General admission is limited to 500 guests and includes one commemorative Glencairn glass and entrance at 7:30 pm
  • Unlimited tasting of over 200 spirits.
  • Seating as available at small group seminar classes (first come first served).
  • Wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d’ oeuvres.

Companion $45:

  • Companion admission is limited to 75 guests and includes entrance with VIP or general admission ticket holders.
  • Wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d’ oeuvres.

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Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effaR6VmB6g (2016) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVwmQOkOVfs (2015)

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/sarasota_whiskey_obsession

Website: http://www.whiskeyobsessionfestival.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exploring-Whiskey/511185558895471

Elijah Craig Small Batch Age Change – American Whiskey News

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The surge in popularity of Bourbon both domestically and internationally has led many of the Bourbon and American Whiskey brands at Heaven Hill Distillery to experience sustained double digit growth. One brand in particular that has grown in popularity during this resurgence is Elijah Craig Small Batch.

Since its launch in 1986, Elijah Craig Small Batch has become known in Bourbon circles as a brand with a high quality to value ratio. This was in part due to the fact that it carried a 12-year-old age statement. However, as the brand continues to grow significantly, Heaven Hill’s stocks of 12-year-old barrels has been under increasing pressure. Therefore, after careful deliberation and with a view towards making the brand available to more, not less consumers, Heaven Hill has made the decision to bottle Elijah Craig in small batches using Bourbon that has been aged between 8 to 12 years.

Starting this week, Heaven Hill will begin shipping Elijah Craig Small Batch as an 8 to 12-year-old Bourbon and will remove the 12-year-old age statement from the back label. This will allow us to continue to make Elijah Craig Small Batch available and not have to limit its accessibility to consumers or have outages at the shelf.

Overall, Heaven Hill does intend to retain age-stated Bourbons within the Elijah Craig brand franchise. By making the age adjustment to Elijah Craig Small Batch, it will allow a marked increase in allocations of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof which will continue to carry a 12-year-old age statement and, over time, increase availability of Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel that was just re-released this past fall after a 3 year hiatus.

With the second-largest inventory of Bourbon in the world and knowing that that each barrel, no matter the age, matures at different rates depending on its location, Heaven Hill is confident that through our stringent barrel selection process, we will be able to maintain the desired taste profile and quality that has made Elijah Craig Small Batch one of the most critically acclaimed Bourbons in the world. More importantly, we are dedicated to being transparent in this change and providing consumers with as much information as reasonably possible

Burns Night – poetry an’ whisky gang thegither! – Scotch Whisky News

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Burns Night – poetry an’ whisky gang thegither!

This evening is one of the most important in the Scottish whisky drinking calendar: Burns Night. It’s important enough that I’ve written about it for three of the past four years here on the blog (2012, 2014, 2015) and if it were not for the cold I am currently suffering from, I’d be filling my face with haggis and whisky tonight.

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The wild haggis in its native habitat, as captured on film by StaraBlazkova

While I normally try and recommend something that isn’t whisky to accompany your dinner, this time I’m going to leave it to you: drink whatever you want, as long as it’s not pre-revolution French wine or brandy – Burns would not have approved. Instead, here are some ideas for accompanying your dinner, drinks and all.

While toasts are important at a Burns supper – you can find some of the whisky industry’s favourites here – and a paraded haggis is essential, for me a rousing rendition of at least one of Burns’ poems is the centrepiece which everything else hangs from.

I was spoiled early on in my Burns Night career, experiencing Address to a Haggis spoken by Clark McGinn, professional Burns-inator, and Franchi Ferla, Simply Whisky‘s master of performance poetry. Since then I’ve been working on my Scots accent and pronunciation of ‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face’ with little effect, and I still sound like a very English person with a mouth full of marbles. So, for those like me who don’t want to mangle the bard’s words, here are some suitable bits of video to play at appropriate moments during your dinner.

Firstly, here’s authentic Scotsman and Glenfiddich brand ambassador Mark Thomson – who I interviewed last year – kilted up, waving a knife and addressing a haggis:

If you’re after something longer with a story, then Tam O’Shanter is excellent. It might be more appropriate for Hallowe’en, but I’ll take any excuse to listen to it. Here’s an great reading by the late Tom Fleming:

And last, but far from least, here’s something new. Not by Burns, but inspired by his work – an ode to Laphroaig by stand-up poet Elvis McGonagall:

Whatever you’re eating or drinking this evening, take a moment to raise a glass in honour of Burns. A complex man: poet, farmer, exciseman, socialist (maybe) and cultural icon. But most importantly for us, someone who liked ‘guid auld scotch drink‘.

Malt Messenger January 2016 Huge Year End Inventory Sale – Whisky News

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Malt Messenger Bulletin – Year End Inventory Sale! This Weekend Only – January 29-31

It is that time of year again… Burns Day is behind us, the Christmas credit card bills are in and KWM’s fiscal year end is just around the corner. We have a proposition that is a win win for both our customers and the store. We are putting on a huge sale… our annual Year End Inventory Sale! You get a great deal and we have less inventory to count on Monday.

Today, Friday January 29, through midnight Sunday January 31 all wine, beer and whisky is on sale (with a few exceptions). You will save 15 to 25% on in-stock wines, 10-35% on in-stock whiskies and 5% on beer. The Sale is In Store and Online only. No phone orders please!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Andrew Ferguson

Kensington Wine Market

PS- PS – Don’t forget you can follow me on Twitter:

twitter.com/scotch_guy, Instagram: instagram.com/kensingtonwm/

and Facebook: facebook.com/scotch.guy.1 .

www.fergusonwhiskytours.com

Kensington Wine Market403-283-8000

Year End Inventory Sale List

Whiskies discounted 10-35%…

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Sale Terms:

This weekend only, now through midnight Sunday January 31, save 10-35% on the whiskies listed below. In addition, all wine is 15-25% off and all beer at least 5% off.

  1. All Wine is at least 15% off with some much better deals.
  2. All Whisk(e)y is at least 10% off with some discounted up to 35%, with a few exceptions.
  3. Scotch Malt Whisky Society Whiskies and Membership Kits are not on sale!
  4. Sale is in store and online only. No phone orders please! You may reply by email.
  5. Payment must be provided at the time of purchase for online and email orders. No layaways.
  6. Sale is on in stock items only, with the exception of KWM exclusives, which we will honour the discount, should we run out. These items have been bolded.
  7. The sale prices will not be extended beyond Sunday January 31, or be applied retroactively.
  8. n the event of a discrepancy in price the POS will be taken as correct.

SAVE 15%

  1. Armorik Classic Breton Single Malt – Regular $70
  2. BenRiach 15 Year PX – Regular $90
  3. BenRiach 1979 Cask 517 – Regular $650
  4. BenRiach 1987 Cask 3825 – Regular $310
  5. BenRiach 1996 KWM Cask 189 – Regular $220
  6. BenRiach 1998 Cask 6394 – Regular $180
  7. BenRiach 1999 Cask 8687 – Regular $178
  8. Benromach Chateau Cissac – Regular $100
  9. Berry’s Miltonduff 1995 KWM Cask – Regular $170
  10. Cadenhead Small Batch Cragganmore 1999 – Regular $115
  11. Cadenhead Small Batch Glengoyne 2001 – Regular $110
  12. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Spey 1995 – Regular $154
  13. Cadenhead Small Batch Glendullan 1996 – Regular $150
  14. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Garioch 1991 – Regular $210
  15. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenlossie 1993 – Regular $175
  16. Cadenhead Small Batch Miltonduff 1978 – Regular $620
  17. Cadenhead Small Batch North British 1985 – Regular $220
  18. Canadian Club 100% Rye – Regular $30
  19. Canadian Club Classic 12 Year – Regular $30
  20. Creative Whisky Company Bowmore 2002 – Regular $133
  21. Creative Whisky Company Exclusive Blend 1991 – Regular $113
  22. Creative Whisky Company Glen Garioch 1994 – Regular $160
  23. Creative Whisky Company Glenturret 1994 – Regular $160
  24. Creative Whisky Company Tobermory 1994 – Regular $145
  25. First Edition Auchentoshan – Regular $150
  26. First Edition Glen Garioch 1990 – Regular $205
  27. First Edition Tormore 26 Year – Regular $250
  28. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Auchroisk 1996 – Regular $140
  29. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2003 – Regular $100
  30. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Inchgower 2000 – Regular $108
  31. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig 1999 – Regular $120
  32. G&M Glentuachers 1994 – Regular $120
  33. G&M Glenturret 2000 – Regular $110
  34. Glendronach 1972 Cask 706 – Regular $2500
  35. Glendronach 1990 Cask 1375 – Regular $375
  36. Glendronach 1994 Cask 1051 – Regular $289
  37. Glendronach 1994 Cask 3398 – Regular $290
  38. Glendronach 1995 Cask 3806 – Regular $280
  39. Glendronach 1995 Cask 4034 – Regular $280
  40. Glendronach 1995 Cask 444 – Regular $281
  41. Glendronach 2003 Cask 934 – Regular $175
  42. Glendronach 2004 Cask 5524 – Regular $174
  43. Glenmorangie Companta – Regular $115
  44. Hammer Head 1989 Czech Whisky – Regular $90
  45. Hudson Baby Bourbon – Regular $70
  46. Hudson New York Corn Spirit – Regular $52
  47. Mackinlay’s Shackleton The Journey – Regular $205
  48. Master of Malt Braes of Glenlivet – Regular $150
  49. Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey – Regular $75
  50. Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon – Regular $135
  51. Prichard’s Tennessee Single Malt – Regular $89
  52. Signatory Dufftown 1997 – Regular $180
  53. Signatory Glen Keith 1995 – Regular $120
  54. Signatory Glentauchers 1996 – Regular $180
  55. Signatory Highland Park 1990 – Regular $305
  56. Signatory Mortlach 1990 – Regular $290

SAVE 20%

  1. Ardbeg 10 Year 50ml – Regular $8.50
  2. Bernheim Kentucky Wheat KWM Cask – Regular $70
  3. Big Peat Santa 2012 – Regular $88
  4. Cadenhead Small Batch Alt a Bhaine 1992 – Regular $185
  5. Cadenhead Small Batch Auchentoshan 1992 – Regular $210
  6. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenrothes 1990 – Regular $235
  7. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 – Regular $190
  8. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Keith 1973 – Regular $710
  9. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 – Regular $190
  10. Cadenhead Small Batch Royal Brackla 1984 – Regular $440
  11. Cadenhead Small Batch Teaninich 1983 – Regular $440
  12. Darkness Dailuaine 15 Year – Regular $185
  13. G&M Glenrothes 1997 Quaich Cask – Regular $185
  14. Glencadam 32 Year Decanter – Regular $630
  15. Glendornach 2003 KWM Virgin Oak Cask 1750 – Regular $140
  16. Glenfarclas 21 Year 50 ml – Regular $19
  17. Glenfarclas 25 Year 50ml – Regular $20
  18. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1975 – Regular $1675
  19. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1976 – Regular $1000
  20. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1985 – Regular $700
  21. Johnny Walker Odyssey – Regular $2100
  22. Jura Boutique Barrels 1995 KWM Cask – Regular $160
  23. Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440 – Regular $140
  24. Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440 50ml – Regular $15
  25. Strictly Limited Speyside 18 Year – Regular $150
  26. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1934 – Regular $985
  27. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1955 – Regular $750
  28. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1985 – Regular $126
  29. Wee Whisky Gift Box 2015 (by KWM) – Regular $80
  30. Wemyss 1992 Licorice Spiral – Regular $146
  31. Wemyss 1998 Pastile Bouquet – Regular $189

SAVE 25%

  1. A.D. Rattray Bowmore 1999 – Regular $195 *Only 2 left!
  2. Arran Robbie Burns Blended Scotch Whisky – Regular $36
  3. Cadenhead Small Batch Auchroisk 1992 – Regular $191
  4. Cadenhead Small Batch Mannochmore 1977 – Regular $650
  5. Caol Ila 15 Year – Regular $140
  6. Coopers Choice Royal Brackla 1997 – Regular $150
  7. Glendronach 8 Year The Hielan – Regular $64
  8. Glenrothes Sherry Reserve – Regular $75
  9. Johnnie Walker Black Label – Regular $52
  10. Kilchoman Loch Gorm 50ml – Regular $15
  11. Samaroli 1997 Isle of Jura – Regular $164
  12. Samaroli Sherry 22 Year – Regular $250
  13. Secret Spirits Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2015 – Regular $440
  14. Signatory Glenlivet 1981 32 Year – Regular $380
  15. Strathmill 25 Year – Regular $520

SAVE 30%

  1. Darkness Tomintoul 18 Year – Regular $185

SAVE 35%

  1. G&M Glen Grant 60 Year Diamond Jubilee – $14,000.00

Check out all of our sale items online: kensingtonwinemarket.com/products/on-sale/

Thank You for Reading the Malt Messenger!

Contact & Disclaimers

If you have any whisky questions or comments concerning The Malt Messenger please contact me by e-mail, phone, or drop by the store.

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 and don’t include GST. In the case of discrepancies in pricing, the price in our in store point of sale will be taken as correct.

Thanks for reading the Malt Messenger.

Sláinte!

Andrew Ferguson

Manager & Scotchguy

Kensington Wine Market

403-283-8000

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

www.kensingtonwinemarket.com

Owner & Operator

Ferguson’s Whisky Tours

www.fergusonwhiskytours.com

scotchguide@fergusonwhiskytours.com

Echlinville Distillery First Edition Private Reserve Cask Offer – Irish Whiskey News

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Echlinville Distillery First Edition Private Reserve Cask Offer

At Echlinville our aim is to produce a premium high quality whiskey using barley grown and malted on the family farm. We strive to control the process from raw materials in the field, to the final drop reaching the glass affording us total traceability and authenticity. Our whiskey is produced by a passionate team committed to achieving excellence.

To celebrate becoming Northern Ireland’s first licensed Irish Whiskey Distillery in over 125 years an inaugural distillation of only 144 premium casks over three sizes will be selectively made available to Whiskey connoisseurs and collectors.
We can accommodate guests keen to make their own whiskey, they will have access to their own still and a member of our team for guidance.

For full details or a brochure contact suzanne@echlinville.com

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Our extraordinary new still house is not only a functional space for production but can easily lend itself to entertaining guests and our tours can offer a real insight into the workings of an operational distillery.  This project has definitely put Echlinville on the map as a must see for Whiskey enthusiasts as it can offer visitors a truly bespoke experience. The official opening of the still house is planned for March 2016 and by Easter 2016 the site will be ready to take group bookings offering various packages depending on the visitors needs.

For further details contact the Echlinville office on 02842738597 or email info@echlinville.com.

Suntory Japanese Whisky Tasting February 2nd, 2016 New York City – Japanese Whisky News

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Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

join us for a tasting of the amazing Japanese whiskies of Suntory with Gardner Dunn and Mike Miyamoto himself!

A word about Mike… Mike Miyamoto has one of the most impressive backgrounds: he joined Suntory in 1978 and held the highest positions in Scotland and Japan alike, notably as Executive General Manager of Yamazaki and Hakushu. His expertise is immense and we feel very fortunate to have him share his passion with us. Please join us for a casual tasting…of highly refined spirits!

Brandy Library, 25 N. Moore Street, New York, NY 10013

Back in Stock at K&L California – Japanese Whisky News

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Japan

Kikori Japanese Whiskey (750ml)  $42.99 

K&L Wine Merchants
http://www.klwines.com
Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
Email: wine@klwines.com
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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Malt Messenger January 2016 Huge Year End Inventory Sale – Whisky News

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Malt Messenger Bulletin – Year End Inventory Sale! This Weekend Only – January 29-31

It is that time of year again… Burns Day is behind us, the Christmas credit card bills are in and KWM’s fiscal year end is just around the corner. We have a proposition that is a win win for both our customers and the store. We are putting on a huge sale… our annual Year End Inventory Sale! You get a great deal and we have less inventory to count on Monday.

Today, Friday January 29, through midnight Sunday January 31 all wine, beer and whisky is on sale (with a few exceptions). You will save 15 to 25% on in-stock wines, 10-35% on in-stock whiskies and 5% on beer. The Sale is In Store and Online only. No phone orders please!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Andrew Ferguson

Kensington Wine Market

PS- PS – Don’t forget you can follow me on Twitter:

twitter.com/scotch_guy, Instagram: instagram.com/kensingtonwm/

and Facebook: facebook.com/scotch.guy.1 .

www.fergusonwhiskytours.com   

Kensington Wine Market403-283-8000

Year End Inventory Sale List  

Whiskies discounted 10-35%…   

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Sale Terms:

This weekend only, now through midnight Sunday January 31, save 10-35% on the whiskies listed below. In addition, all wine is 15-25% off and all beer at least 5% off.

  1. All Wine is at least 15% off with some much better deals.
  2. All Whisk(e)y is at least 10% off with some discounted up to 35%, with a few exceptions.
  3. Scotch Malt Whisky Society Whiskies and Membership Kits are not on sale!
  4. Sale is in store and online only. No phone orders please! You may reply by email.
  5. Payment must be provided at the time of purchase for online and email orders. No layaways.
  6. Sale is on in stock items only, with the exception of KWM exclusives, which we will honour the discount, should we run out. These items have been bolded.
  7. The sale prices will not be extended beyond Sunday January 31, or be applied retroactively.
  8. n the event of a discrepancy in price the POS will be taken as correct.

SAVE 15%

  1. Armorik Classic Breton Single Malt – Regular $70
  2. BenRiach 15 Year PX – Regular $90
  3. BenRiach 1979 Cask 517 – Regular $650
  4. BenRiach 1987 Cask 3825 – Regular $310
  5. BenRiach 1996 KWM Cask 189 – Regular $220
  6. BenRiach 1998 Cask 6394 – Regular $180
  7. BenRiach 1999 Cask 8687 – Regular $178
  8. Benromach Chateau Cissac – Regular $100
  9. Berry’s Miltonduff 1995 KWM Cask – Regular $170
  10. Cadenhead Small Batch Cragganmore 1999  – Regular $115
  11. Cadenhead Small Batch Glengoyne 2001 – Regular $110
  12. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Spey 1995 – Regular $154
  13. Cadenhead Small Batch Glendullan 1996 – Regular $150
  14. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Garioch 1991 – Regular $210
  15. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenlossie 1993 – Regular $175
  16. Cadenhead Small Batch Miltonduff 1978 – Regular $620
  17. Cadenhead Small Batch North British 1985 – Regular $220
  18. Canadian Club 100% Rye – Regular $30
  19. Canadian Club Classic 12 Year – Regular $30
  20. Creative Whisky Company Bowmore 2002 – Regular $133
  21. Creative Whisky Company Exclusive Blend 1991 – Regular $113
  22. Creative Whisky Company Glen Garioch 1994 – Regular $160
  23. Creative Whisky Company Glenturret 1994 – Regular $160
  24. Creative Whisky Company Tobermory 1994 – Regular $145
  25. First Edition Auchentoshan – Regular $150
  26. First Edition Glen Garioch 1990 – Regular $205
  27. First Edition Tormore 26 Year  – Regular $250
  28. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Auchroisk 1996 – Regular $140
  29. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2003 – Regular $100
  30. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Inchgower 2000 – Regular $108
  31. G&M Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig 1999 – Regular $120
  32. G&M Glentuachers 1994 – Regular $120
  33. G&M Glenturret 2000 – Regular $110
  34. Glendronach 1972 Cask 706 – Regular $2500
  35. Glendronach 1990 Cask 1375 – Regular $375
  36. Glendronach 1994 Cask 1051 – Regular $289
  37. Glendronach 1994 Cask 3398 – Regular $290
  38. Glendronach 1995 Cask 3806 – Regular $280
  39. Glendronach 1995 Cask 4034 – Regular $280
  40. Glendronach 1995 Cask 444 – Regular $281
  41. Glendronach 2003 Cask 934 – Regular $175
  42. Glendronach 2004 Cask 5524 – Regular $174
  43. Glenmorangie Companta – Regular $115
  44. Hammer Head 1989 Czech Whisky – Regular $90
  45. Hudson Baby Bourbon – Regular $70
  46. Hudson New York Corn Spirit – Regular $52
  47. Mackinlay’s Shackleton The Journey – Regular $205
  48. Master of Malt Braes of Glenlivet – Regular $150
  49. Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey – Regular $75
  50. Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon – Regular $135
  51. Prichard’s Tennessee Single Malt – Regular $89
  52. Signatory Dufftown 1997 – Regular $180
  53. Signatory Glen Keith 1995 – Regular $120
  54. Signatory Glentauchers 1996 – Regular $180
  55. Signatory Highland Park 1990 – Regular $305
  56. Signatory Mortlach 1990 – Regular $290

SAVE 20%

  1. Ardbeg 10 Year 50ml – Regular $8.50
  2. Bernheim Kentucky Wheat KWM Cask – Regular $70
  3. Big Peat Santa 2012 – Regular $88
  4. Cadenhead Small Batch Alt a Bhaine 1992 – Regular $185
  5. Cadenhead Small Batch Auchentoshan 1992 – Regular $210
  6. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenrothes 1990 – Regular $235
  7. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 – Regular $190
  8. Cadenhead Small Batch Glen Keith 1973 – Regular $710
  9. Cadenhead Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 – Regular $190
  10. Cadenhead Small Batch Royal Brackla 1984 – Regular $440
  11. Cadenhead Small Batch Teaninich 1983 – Regular $440
  12. Darkness Dailuaine 15 Year – Regular $185
  13. G&M Glenrothes 1997 Quaich Cask – Regular $185
  14. Glencadam 32 Year Decanter – Regular $630
  15. Glendornach 2003 KWM Virgin Oak Cask 1750 – Regular $140
  16. Glenfarclas 21 Year 50 ml – Regular $19
  17. Glenfarclas 25 Year 50ml – Regular $20
  18. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1975 – Regular $1675
  19. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1976 – Regular $1000
  20. Glenfarclas Family Cask 1985 – Regular $700
  21. Johnny Walker Odyssey – Regular $2100
  22. Jura Boutique Barrels 1995 KWM Cask – Regular $160
  23. Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440 – Regular $140
  24. Kilchoman 2010 KWM Cask 440 50ml – Regular $15
  25. Strictly Limited Speyside 18 Year – Regular $150
  26. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1934 – Regular $985
  27. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1955 – Regular $750
  28. St. Vivant Millesime Armagnac 1985 – Regular $126
  29. Wee Whisky Gift Box 2015 (by KWM) – Regular $80
  30. Wemyss 1992 Licorice Spiral – Regular $146
  31. Wemyss 1998 Pastile Bouquet – Regular $189

SAVE 25%

  1. A.D. Rattray Bowmore 1999 – Regular $195 *Only 2 left!
  2. Arran Robbie Burns Blended Scotch Whisky – Regular $36
  3. Cadenhead Small Batch Auchroisk 1992 – Regular $191
  4. Cadenhead Small Batch Mannochmore 1977 – Regular $650
  5. Caol Ila 15 Year – Regular $140
  6. Coopers Choice Royal Brackla 1997 – Regular $150
  7. Glendronach 8 Year The Hielan – Regular $64
  8. Glenrothes Sherry Reserve – Regular $75
  9. Johnnie Walker Black Label – Regular $52
  10. Kilchoman Loch Gorm 50ml – Regular $15
  11. Samaroli 1997 Isle of Jura – Regular $164
  12. Samaroli Sherry 22 Year – Regular $250
  13. Secret Spirits Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2015  – Regular $440
  14. Signatory Glenlivet 1981 32 Year – Regular $380
  15. Strathmill 25 Year – Regular $520

SAVE 30%

  1. Darkness Tomintoul 18 Year – Regular $185

SAVE 35%

  1. G&M Glen Grant 60 Year Diamond Jubilee – $14,000.00

 Check out all of our sale items online: kensingtonwinemarket.com/products/on-sale/

Thank You for Reading the Malt Messenger! 

Contact & Disclaimers 

If you have any whisky questions or comments concerning The Malt Messenger please contact me by e-mail, phone, or drop by the store.

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 and don’t include GST. In the case of discrepancies in pricing, the price in our in store point of sale will be taken as correct.

Thanks for reading the Malt Messenger.

Sláinte!

Andrew Ferguson

Manager & Scotchguy

Kensington Wine Market

403-283-8000

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

www.kensingtonwinemarket.com

Owner & Operator

Ferguson’s Whisky Tours

www.fergusonwhiskytours.com

scotchguide@fergusonwhiskytours.com


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