Canada’s Best Whisky Is Canadian Club! – Canadian Whisky News

Canada’s Best Whisky Is Canadian Club

It is official: Canada’s oldest whisky is also its best. On February 25, 2021, nine independent whisky experts named 43-year-old Canadian Club Chronicles as Canadian Whisky of the Year at the eleventh annual Canadian Whisky Awards. Canadian Club 43 also took top honours as Connoisseur Whisky of the Year.

“This is truly a remarkable whisky, so deserving of the accolade,” said Davin de Kergommeaux, head judge and founder of the awards. “Canadian Club has been shortlisted for best whisky in past years, and for 2021, the judges awarded Canadian Club 43-year-old the highest overall score among over 130 Canadian whiskies entered in the competition.”

Other major winners include Pendleton Director’s Reserve which was named Connoisseur Whisky of the Year in the multi-market category. J. P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye, which is a US exclusive, took home Sippin’ Whisky of the Year in the export-only category, while Gibson’s Finest Bold was named Sippin’ Whisky of the Year for the Canadian market.

J.P. Wiser’s 22-Year-Old Port Cask Finished claimed Cask Strength Whisky of the year, and the sensational Lot No. 40 Dark Oak was named Best New Whisky.

Windsor’s Hiram Walker Distillery is the 2021 Distillery of the Year, while Devine Distillery and Winery in Saanich, British Columbia was awarded Artisanal Distillery of the Year. Devine distiller, Ken Winchester received accolades for Lifetime Achievement in distilling. Shelter Point Distillery from Campbell River BC and Two Brewers from Whitehorse Yukon tied for Best Single Malt.


About the Canadian Whisky Awards: The annual Canadian Whisky Awards, broadcast online in 2021, are normally held in conjunction with the Victoria Whisky Festival. The awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies, and are intended to encourage distillers to maintain the highest quality standards. To qualify, each whisky must be distilled and matured in Canada.

An independent panel of whisky experts selects the winners after tasting each whisky blind. In keeping with current trends in whisky connoisseurship, the jury includes both women and men tasters, who have made significant contributions to understanding Canadian whisky.

Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry.

For further information please contact:

Davin de Kergommeaux (613) 563-0254 or davindek@gmail.com.

For full results https://canadianwhisky.org/

Photo caption: The 43-Year-Old Canadian Club Chronicles has been named Canada’s best whisky at the eleventh annual Canadian Whisky Awards.

Photo Credit: Canadian Club

The English – Triple Distilled, Peated Single Cask – English Whisky News

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The English – Triple Distilled, Peated Single Cask

One of the joys of owning warehouses full of maturing whisky is finding the odd cask that has behaved differently to the norm. These single casks are best bottled individually to show off the work of the distillers and casks. This fabulous peated triple distilled is a very rare offering at the distillery and we think this single cask a fantastic example of this.

Thank you for subscribing to us, and for your continued support, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to be one of the first to receive a bottle of The English – Triple Distilled, Peated Single Cask.

Only 204 bottles released.

£79.00 70cl 49.8% ABV

Don’t forget that we are offering FREE delivery on all orders over £75 for Mainland UK Delivery.


Tasting Notes: A lovely, rich creamy palate. Smoke comes across in big waves. Spicy, dry finish with the light floral notes appearing at the end.


Receive a FREE English Whisky hip flask with its own presentation gift box (worth RRP £9.99) when you spend over £75 online. (Your hip flask will automatically be added to your basket as you checkout. Offer only applies to spend over £75 before postage and packaging.  Promotion ends 19th February 2021. Offer excludes all distillery tours)



Ledaig 12 Year Old Connoisseur’s Choice at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Ledaig 12 Year Old
Connoisseur’s Choice

Double matured in a refill sherry casks and then 3 years in Hermitage wine casks. Bottled at 45% in October 2020 this has already proven a big hit among Ledaig fans so we’re delighted to have secured more, while stocks last… Ledaig 12 Year Old 2008 vintage peated Island single malt Scotch whisky distilled at Tobermory. Double matured in Hermitage wine casks. Bottled 2020 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice series.


Tobermory Distillery was established by John Sinclair in 1798 and is situated in the harbour town of Tobemory on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. Equipped with four stills fitted with unusually twisted lyne arms to create a light and fruity Tobermory malt spirit. The distillery produces an unpeated single malt whisky called Tobermory and a peated single malt whisky called Ledaig. In addition to the core range which includes the Lediag 18 Year Old some excellent young aged Ledaig is available from independent bottlers including Signatory.

£70.69 / €79 / us$81 / cad$123

Shop – Ledaig 12 Year Old 2008

The Whisky Shop #SFO “Annual Robert Burns Whisky Sale!” – Scotch Whisky News

A Toast to Robert Burns

The Annual Robert Burns Whisky Sale is here!

In honor of Robert Burns, all whiskys from the Lowland region of Scotland are 10% off! Until 1/30/2021, use coupon code ‘BURNSNIGHT2021‘ at checkout to get sale price. Sale is online only.

Click here to see our Lowland Scotch selection at whiskyshopusa.com

Robert Burns Official Single Malt

Thanks to The Whisky Shop, you can toast this year with the official Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch. The only single malt endorsed by The World Robert Burns Federation, Arran Distillery’s Robert Burns whisky is a crisp, fruity dram with a free tasting glass included in the price.

·     Bottled at 43% abv.

·     No artificial coloring.

·     Selection of finest ex-Bourbon & ex-Sherry Casks.

·     Isle of Arran Distillers are Patron of the Robert Burns World Federation and one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries which are independently owned.

Click here for More Details & Purchase

Limited Releases – Wemyss Speyside Single Casks at Hard To Find Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Wemyss Single Casks

The Speyside Edit

Wemyss Malts source casks from distilleries across Scotland for their single cask range. Each cask chosen for bottling is representative of the best characteristics of that region and the name given to each Whisky reflects the unique aromas and flavours found within the bottle.

Single cask Whisky is unique in that it is a snapshot of the distillery on one day of production and they type of cask it has been matured in. Depending on age and cask type, there are between 150 – 700 bottles per single cask, making each expression unique and highly covetable, as once they are gone, they are gone…

The Ultimate Holiday Gift for Whiskey Lovers! – Whisky News

Gift the whisky lover in your life with our first 2021 W.O.W Them At Home experience on January 14th! As a special patron of Whiskies of The World, we’re offering early bird pricing of $75, valid till 11/16. Prices to increase to $85.

By purchasing a ticket, attendees will receive at no additional cost, 10 free samples of curated sips in a souvenir box, a branded nosing glass, tasting notes and more direct to your door!



For more details and upcoming W.O.W. Them at Home dates,
visit whiskiesoftheworld.com/wow-them-at-home/

Price valid until 11/1. After 11/1,  price increases to $75.
* Not available in the following markets: AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, ID, MD (Montgomery County only),

 ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NH, NC, OH, OR, PA, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY 


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Edinburgh Whisky Academy “Essential whisky reading 🥃” – Whisky News

Study whisky at your leisure

We’re delighted to announce that our online Introduction to Whisky Certificate is now available in Spanish, German & French (with more languages coming soon). Explore the fascinating world of whisky at your leisure, learning everything from the history, business and production to the bottling and blending of Scotch. You’ll come away having earned a certificate and enhanced your appreciation and enjoyment of all things whisky.

If you’re not quite ready to join the course, you can also now sign up for a free taster. Simply enter your details on the course page and we’ll send you the free access link by email. You’ll get a feel for the course material, functionality and level of difficulty.

Thinking about Christmas? Let a loved one appreciate the magic behind their favourite spirit by gifting one of our concise, SQA-certified courses that are enjoyed by whisky connoisseurs and professionals alike. Perfect for anyone with a thirst for whisky knowledge, the Introduction to Whisky Certificate is now at a new lower price for the festive season.

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We Are Now Taking Orders for the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar – Exciting Whisky News!

Attention All Whisky Enthusiasts!

Kensington Wine Market is thrilled to announce that “25 Days of Dram Fine Whisky” is returning for the 7th straight year. We are now taking orders for the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar, and this year we have an amazing Early Bird Offer. Pay in full for a Calendar by midnight October 15, and you will Save $50 on this year’s edition!

Normally we would have made this announcement in August, but Covid-19 and the port strike in Montreal have made it a challenge to confirm our product list and pricing, until now. In past year’s we have taken a $150 deposit for each Calendar ordered. This year rather than charge a deposit, we are offering two options to Pre-Order a KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar.

You can either Pre-Order and Pay Later (a week before it is ready for pickup you will be billed the full price $385+gst), or a very special Early Bird Pre-Pay Option ($335+gst). If you select the Early Bird Pre Pay Option you will Save $50 on the full retail price and will be charged $335+gst per Calendar now. Note there are no further discounts or promotions on the Early Bird price.

Our Kensington Wine Market 2020 Whisky Calendar makes a great gift and is a great way to get into the Holiday spirit. The 2020 Edition consists of 25 premium all-new, never before featured whiskies. There are 24 50ml bottles and a special 100ml Scotch Malt Whisky Society single cask for Christmas Day.  The KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar also includes a custom logo Glencairn Single Malt Glass and a Discount Card (good for 10% off  regular-priced whisky at KWM for all of 2021).


You or your recipient can follow along every day December 1-25 (or at your own pace), as we introduce you to each whisky on our blog and through our social media channels. We are really excited about this year’s edition, and we hope you are too.

We can’t host a Whisky Calendar Launch Party in-store this year, but we will host a gathering online, on Tuesday December 1. Details will follow later in the Fall.

We encourage you to order online, but you can also purchase the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar in-store, or by phone at 403-283-8000 /888-283-9004. We anticipate we will have the Calendars ready for pickup by the start of November.

We are not taking deposits for the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar this year, instead we have two options for ordering:

  1. Early Bird Pre-Pay Pricing – $335+gst – SAVE $50 until midnight October 15 by pre-paying in full for the KWM 2020 Whisky Advent Calendar – No further discounts or promotions, but the early bird price in previous years used to only be a $35 savings!
  2. Pre-Order & Pay Later – $385+gst – Secure a Calendar(s) and you won’t be charged anything until 1 week before it is ready for pickup.

Sincerely your friends at Kensington Wine Market!

1257 Kensington Road NW Calgary Alberta T2N3P8

403.283-8000 Toll Free. 888.283.9004


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 342: Port Ellen 40 Year Old 1979 – 9 Rogue Casks – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 342: Port Ellen 40 Year Old 1979 – 9 Rogue Casks

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries his most expensive whisky ever! In May last year, Mark tasted his best – but unfortunately also most expensive – Port Ellen ever. It was the 39 years old The Spirit Safe, bottled in 2018. This second edition in the Untold Stories – 9 Rogue Casks – is even more limited. There are only 1380 bottles in the world. It was presented during the (virtual) Feis Ile 2020 and is a vatting of 9 casks which were found to ‘hold unusual flavour characteristics that stood out from the typical Port Ellen distillery character’ and was deemed unsuitable for the needs of the blenders at the time. But what an elegant lady. A veritable diva.


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