It's been quite the ride since our last newsletter of March 16th. Let's see; there was spring, summer, fall and that Covid thing decided to hang around all year. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of our extended Whisky Kitchen family that have lost anyone or suffered hardship due to Covid.
During the shutdown we rolled up our sleeves and went to work doing lots of maintenance and rebuilding our kitchen, complete with a new kitchen floor and we refinished our bar top. Since re-opening we have done everything in our power to make everyone safe in our little whisky joint. Along with our Covid safety protocols we have removed 8 tables, installed glass panel doors and rebuilt reclaimed windows that now sit between the tables and guests. Our goal was to give all of our guests comfort in knowing that we care and that they will be safe dining with us in doing so we gave the restaurant a new cozier feel. If you haven't dropped by in for a while please come and check out what we are doing to keep everyone safe. The patio is still open, heated and breezy. Please remember that masks are mandatory at the Whisky Kitchen upon entering and when not seated.
Due to the public health orders, we are only serving whisky and other libations from 11am to 10pm daily. We are however, still open daily at 10am and our kitchen closes at 11pm Friday and Saturday evenings. We have a new Happy Hour menu too.
As we enter into the winter holiday season it is time for our annual winter whisky release, we have just released over 100 new whiskies! In addition, we are now selling whiskies by the bottle!
Here is our bottle list, just in time for your gift giving needs:
BIG PEAT CHRISTMAS 2020 53.1% $100
CROFTENGEA, CÀRN MÒR 2010 8 year 46% $105
GLENTAUCHERS, CÀRN MÒR 2010 9 year 47.5% $130
GLEN MORAY, OLD MALT CASK 2004 15 Year 50% $175
INCHGOWER, OLD MALT CASK 1995 21 Year 50% $220
SPEYBURN, OLD MALT CASK 2005 12 Year 50% $185
ALBERTA PREMIUM CASK STRENGTH RYE R2019 65.1% $125
NIKKA, MIYAGIKYO SINGLE MALT 45% $100
NIKKA, YOICHI SINGLE MALT 45% $100
The above bottles are on our menu if you'd like to give them a try before taking one home.
"ON THE ROCKS" KNOB CREEK OLD FASHIONED
375 ML 35% $35
The complete Old Fashioned Kit: dehydrated orange garnish, Knob Creek Old Fashioned glass, Mandarin Orange
Instructions: pour over ice, add garnish, relax and enjoy
As all bottles sales must accompany a takeaway food purchase, you can order a meal to go or opt in for our "Whisky Provisions"; a jar of our chicken liver mousse and a jar of our Whisky Pickles for only $15, Don't forget to grab a couple gift cards too.
For those of you following the Great Canadian Whisky Raid of 2018: our hearing date of April 7th was cancelled, no surprise there, and we are still trying to get a new date with the earliest maybe sometime in February 2021. This means that by the time this gets in front of a judge it will have been over 3 years since the government raided The Whisky Kitchen, unlawfully seizing 242 bottles of some of the rarest whisky on earth.
Let's continue to be safe, be smart and take care of our friends, families and loved ones. Keep an eye on your neighbours, help out where you can and together, we will get through this.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.