Whisky Magazine & The Kentucky Bourbon Festival – American Whiskey News


Its not too late to book your tickets to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, come along and enjoy your complimentary copy of Whisky Magazine.


Just Whisky September Auction Now Live – Whisky News




Just Whisky is now live with their September auction. Are you looking for something in particular to try? Filling a gap in your collection? Or maybe something extraordinary to sip and enjoy for a special occasion. They have it all this month – starting with some of the highlighted Lots below.


Ardbeg 1965 – Museum Case and Miniature

Wow! This Ardbeg is truly stunning. Just 261 hand blown decanters have been produced and contain an incredible 40-year-old Ardbeg 1965 vintage malt. This set is beautifully put together and extremely high-quality, and comes with a glass museum case, black plinth & lid & 2 locking pins. For those of you who wish to sample the precious liquid without opening the full-sized bottle, Ardbeg has been thoughtful enough to include a 5cl version of the whisky. Bottled in 2005.


Bowmore 44 Years Old 1964 – Gold Bowmore

Gold Bowmore is one of the oldest to be released from the famous Bowmore No.1 vaults and completes the trilogy (Black, White & Gold). This 44-year old whisky has been matured in a combination of Bourbon & Sherry Casks and is one of only 701 numbered bottles.

An incredibly collectable bottle from Bowmore, released in 2009, who say:

“This is the final of three limited edition releases from the spirit distilled at Bowmore Distillery on 5th November 1964. The clear spirit was filled into three bourbon casks and one Oloroso sherry cask. For forty-four years the precious liquid has quietly matured in the dark Bowmore vaults.

This, unfortunately, is the very last whisky from this distillation in existence. The four casks have been carefully married together to produce this truly exceptional and extremely rare example of Bowmore.”


Johnnie Walker Blue Label Casks Edition – Schiphol Limited Edition (1 Litre) + Place Mat

This is a very special version of Johnnie Walker’s famous Blue Label Whisky, which was released exlusively to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to celebrate the launch of Europe’s first (and only) Johnnie Walker House. The two-storey ‘part gallery, part museum’ is a new permanent installation at the Dutch airport, offering a tasting bar, ‘theatrical’ educational sessions and a shop to purchase the full Johnnie Walker range.

This whisky is captured at an usual full cask strength (55.8%). The bottle, which is named the Johnnie Walker House Blue Label Casks Edition – Schiphol Limited Edition, includes an illustration by local artist Merjin Hos, which shows the iconic Striding Man travelling from Scotland to Schipol and features various imagery that is synonymous with Amsterdam and is housed inside a beautiful Wade decanter.

This is a 1 litre version and comes with a complimentary matching place mat.


You can view the entire auction at

Milroys September 2017 Tastings – Scotch Whisky News


Milroys Autumn Tasting Events

Monday is the new Friday. At Milroys we hold weekly events on a Monday! These public masterclasses are either in-house, or hosted by brand ambassadors and indusry legends. The events are the perfect opportunity to learn more about why your whisky tastes like it does in an informal, relaxed environment where friendly discussion is encouraged!

See you Monday!

On Saturday 9th September, Milroys will be hosting an in-house tasting. The event will begin at 14:30 and will last until 16:00. This tasting will showcase some of our favourite bottles in store, we know you’ll love them too!

Ticket price £35.

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One of the most famous names in luxury whiskies, The Balvenie will be descending on Milroys on Monday 18th September. With centuries of expertise, and malt master David Stewart at the helm The Balvenie showcases innovative finishing techniques as well as one of he worlds most distinctive malts. This is not an event to miss!

Ticket Price £25

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Another group of shop favourites, join Distell in their takeover of the Milroys shop for a tasting of their distilleries, highlighting some of the incredibly varied styles of their brands. We will journey through the soft, floral style of the Deanston, to the maritime notes of Bunnahabhain and the oily style of Tobermory (and Ledaig). It’s a right of passage to make sure you can pronounce Ledaig and Bunnahabhain for a whisky drinker, you can do this on Monday 25th September.

Ticket Price £25

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Carn Mor has long been one of our favourite independent bottlers. They choose the finest casks on the market and their label is always a seal of approval. For this tasting we have been lucky to be able to offer a Celebration of the Cask flight, this would showcase the finest whiskies on release. The event will be hosted by the Peter Mackay, legend in the industry and one of the most fascinating people to hear talk whisky!

This event is going to be a fantastic evening.

Ticket Price £25

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Milroy’s of Soho
3 Greek Street
London, England W1D 4NX
United Kingdom

Over 400 Whiskies Will Be Poured–Find a New Favorite at WhiskyFest SF! – Whisky News





Autumn is upon us, and as many people’s thoughts may well be turning to a smoky whisky that will fit the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ we thought what better time could there be to invite George Wills from Kilchoman Distillery to come back and visit us?  We’re very glad to report that George said yes to the invitation and he will be with us on Thursday 5th October with whisky and tales from the family distillery on the island of Islay that punches well above its weight and whose rich, peaty drams bring so much pleasure.

For those of you who haven’t come across Kilchoman Distillery before, this farm sized distillery was established in 2005 and at that time was the first new distillery to be built on Islay for over 120 years.  As much as possible of the production process is carried out on site and the distillery produces a whisky that is definitely Islay in style but one that very much has its own character.  Fruity sweetness combines with layers of peat smoke, resulting in a well balanced, delicious malt and, for those who have yet to discover the joys of peat, this might just be the one that wins you over!

Tickets are £15 per person and will be available to buy online from 12.30pm on Thursday 7th September.  Please note, no bookings will be taken before this time and because of the high demand for these tickets the maximum number per booking is 4.

Tickets for these events always go very quickly so make sure you go online to book yours as soon as they are released.  If you do miss out then please contact us to register your interest and we will add you to the reserves list for any returned tickets.

See below for all the details and if you have any queries just contact us.

Sláinte! Fran and Ken Arkwrights Whisky and Wines

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Thursday 5th October 2017
Please arrive at the venue at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Stanton House Hotel, Stanton Fitzwarren SN6 7SD (

Details Admission to the tasting is by ticket only, and the whiskies tasted will be available to purchase on the night. Tickets are £15 per person, and this also entitles you to a discount of £3 against a bottle of one of the featured whiskies if bought or ordered on the night of the tasting.  Tickets are very strictly limited, and restricted to 4 per booking. As these tastings usually sell out immediately it is best to book as soon as the tickets are released. To buy tickets just log on to from 12.30pm on Thursday 7th September and place an order for the number you require (up to a maximum of 4).  Please note that tickets cannot be reserved without payment and are non-refundable.  N.B. We have negotiated special rates at Stanton House Hotel for anyone who wants to stay overnight after the tasting – just quote ‘Arkwrights whisky tasting’ when booking by ‘phone or email.

The Whisky Shop #SFO “Laphroaig’s John Campbell: One Day Only September 12th!” – Scotch Whisky News

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Tuesday, September 12th 5-7PM:

Laphroaig Tasting with Master Distiller John Campbell

Please join us for a whisky tasting presented by John Campbell, whisky expert, ambassador, and manager of Laphroaig distillery. John Campbell is renowned throughout the whisky world for his extensive whisky expertise and engaging presentations, and we are very excited to see what drams he’ll bring to this event.  RSVPs are highly encouraged, as is showing up early for a good spot!

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The Kensington Wine Market Fall Tasting Schedule – Whisky News

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The Fall Tasting Schedule is Now Online 

Our Fall Tasting Schedule is now online. You can read all about it view and register for the tastings on our website. The Fall Single Malt Festival is 2/3 sold… the remaining 35 tickets will likely sell out over the next 48 hours! The Irish Whiskey tasting is coming up on Tuesday with an amazing range for just $20. There is also room in the Wednesday Scotch Malt Whisky Society tasting. It is open to both Members $40 and Guests $50, featuring 7 new single cask single malt Scotch whiskies. Here is the full KWM Fall Whisky & Spirits Tasting Schedule.  

1.       Scotch Malt Whisky Society September Outturn Tasting – Wednesday September 6, 6PM – Join us for a 1 hour tour de force tasting featuring the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s August outturn whiskies. The Society is the World’s largest whisky club, . You’ll sample 7 single cask, cask strength, typically Scotch whiskies. – $40 (Members) / $50

2.       Irish Whiskey Master Class with Ciara Cannon – Thursday September 7, 7 PM – Jameson Brand Ambassador Ciara Cannon will be our guest as we work through a range of fine whiskies from Irish Distillers including Vintage Reserve, Redbreast 21 Year and Midleton Barry Crockett. This tasting is a steal for $20!  – $20

3.       High Octane Whisky (Cask Strength) – Thursday September 14, 7PM – Does low alcohol whisky make you feel bored? Want to raise the stakes for greater reward? Some see 43 or 46 percent as ‘a good place to start’. The bottles we taste are not for the faint of heart. High Proof? Cask Strength? Call it what you will! The higher the alcohol… the greater the thrill! - $40

4.       From Goa with Love – Monday September 18, 7PM – Hot on the heels of Amrut, Paul John single malt whiskies are taking the world by storm. Madhu Kanna of Goa’s John Distillers will introduce you to one of Asia’s hottest new whiskies! - $25

5.       Kilchoman with Anthony Wills – Tuesday September 19, 7PM – Anthony Wills will be our special guest as we launch our oldest ever single cask of Kilchoman. Bottled at 10 years of age, the Kilchoman 2007 KWM 25th Anniversary is the oldest Kilchoman yet to be sold in Canada!  – $30

 7.       Craft vs. Classics: American Whiskey – Tuesday September 26, 7PM – American Whiskey $35 American craft whiskey is on the rise, but is it ready to go toe to toe with the established Bourbon and Rye brands? There is only one way to find out!  – $35

8.       Balvenie with Jamie Johnson – Wednesday October 11, 7PM – For her first ever Master Class at KWM we’re going vertical with Balvenie’s Brand Ambassador Jamie Johnson. We’ll tackle the range from 12 – 25 years of age.  – $35

9.       Millstone Whisky with Patrick van Zuidam – Thursday October 12, 7PM – Patrick van Zuidam is one of the Netherland’s most respected distillers. He’ll walk you through a range of some of the best single malt and rye whiskies in the world, including a new cask bottled for KWM! – $25

10.   An Introduction to Single Malt Scotch – Thursday October 19, 7PM – Your inception into the complex world of single malt whisky. We’ll debunk the myth of regions while introducing you to a range of different styles. - $30

11.   Spectacular Speysiders – Tuesday October 24, 7PM – Quite simply this is a range of our favourite Speyside whiskies new and old… you won’t be disappointed!  – $75

12.   Legendary Gordon Macphail w/ Alastair Milligan – Sunday October 29, 4PM – We’ll sample a range of Benromach and Gordon Macphail whiskies with Brand Ambassador Alastair Milligan, including a pair of very rare 1982 vintage whiskies from St. Magdalene and Brora. - $80

13.   Going with the Grain – Monday October 30, 7PM – This will be an exploration of single and blended grain whiskies with an emphasis on old and rare. Three of the whiskies sampled will be north of 50 years of age, and two others over 40!  – $100

14.   Head to Head to Head – Tuesday October 31, 7PM – This time it will be Evan, Hunter and Marty going head to head to head. Which expert’s whisky picks will reign supreme in this KWM Battle Royale! – $30

15.   Hunter Laing with Andrew Laing – Thursday November 2, 7PM – We are thrilled to be launching our first ever single cask of Bowmore, with special guest Andrew Laing of Hunter Laing. It is our first exclusive cask of Old Malt Cask, since the Port Ellen we bottled with Andrew’s father Stewart many years ago. This will be a stand-up mini-festival including a glass!  – $30

16.   Springbank with Melanie Stanger – Friday November 3 – Springbank is the most stubbornly traditional distillery in Scotland. We love its spirit of independence, and of course its whisky! Special guest Meanie Stanger will take us through a range of whiskies representing its three spirit styles and Kilkerran whisky from its sister distillery Glengyle. - $30

17.   Fall Single Malt Festival – Thursday November 9, 7PM – Our famous, ever popular, Fall Single Malt Festival. Limited to just 100 participants we will feature nearly as many whiskies. Oh, and it includes a 25th Anniversary KWM logo Glencairn glass! - $65 (2/3 Sold Out!)

19.   Masters of Malt – Thursday November 23, 7PM – Only the rarest and very special whiskies are showcased at this tasting which always highlights some of the most exciting new whiskies in the world! - $125

20.   Whisky Advent 2017 Launch Party – Thursday November 30, 7PM – Twas the night before Whisky Advent and all over the floor, there were tables full of whiskies for sampling throughout the store! A mini whisky festival celebrating the launch of our 2017 Whisky Advent Calendar (event price includes a complimentary Glencairn glass). You have the opportunity to attend this event FREE (1 ticket-per calendar) with the purchase of our Advent Calendar, but space in the event is limited so buy your calendar soon and register for the party! – $25 (FREE with the purchase of an Advent Calendar)

21.   Glenfiddich with Beth Havers – Tuesday December 5, 7PM – Glenfiddich is launching three new expressions this year, and our friend Beth Havers, Glenfiddich Canadian Brand Ambassador, is making a special trip to Calgary just to showcase them! – $30 

To Register: pop into the shop, call 403-283-8000 or register online!



Old Pulteney – Balblair – anCnoc Masterclass at Hard to Find Whisky Sept 28th, 2017 – Scotch Whisky News


An Evening with Heaven Hill at Park Ave #NYC September 13th, 2017 – American Whiskey News

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We hope you can join us.  (if not, it just means more Bourbon  for the rest of us.)

You’re invited!

We hope you can join us for a fun, informative evening with Heaven Hill Bourbons poured by Tracy Mellon of NYC’s own ‘American Whiskey’. Details are in the invite below – please contact us with any questions.


Jonathan, Eric & Marlon
The Park Avenue Liquor Shop
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Park Ave

Glenmorangie Tasting at the Whisky Shop #SFO September 8th, 2017 – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenmorangie at the Whisky Shop

Friday, September 8th 5-7PM:

Come by for an in-store scotch tasting featuring Glenmorangie Distillery. Founded in 1843, Glenmorangie has produced some of the finest and rarest Highland Single Malt Whiskies in existence. Guests will be treated to a selection of award-winning drams, with distillery representatives and whisky experts present throughout.

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This tasting is one of two Glenmorangie tastings in September, the second is

Friday September 22nd from 5-7 PM.



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