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A 2013 addition, Rocky (not his real name, he's harder than he looks) joined us from Berry Bros, where a smorgasbord of roles in seven years culminated in exile to Basingstoke as a Spirits Specialist. Responsible for writing product descriptions on the site, he also helps out the team with their travel queries.

Kummel – calming those first-tee nerves

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There are many things that work together. Some need no explanation: soap and water, meat and potatoes or fish and chips; some are a little more obscure – Danny DeVito and Arnie, ham and Coca-Cola,…

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Glen Moray – Elgin's hidden gem

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With around 100 active whisky distilleries in Scotland, it’s inevitable that some get overlooked. One underrated distillery is Glen Moray. The distillery’s range is prominent in supermarkets, but has managed to stay under the radar of the…

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Benromach – 10k or not 10k

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Distilleries come in all shapes and sizes and I recently took a trip to one of Scotland’s smallest: Benromach. Located in the town of Forres in the north of Speyside, the distillery dates to 1898. One…

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Ardbeg Auriverdes with Dr Bill Lumsden – liquid football!

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It’s almost that time of year again – Ardbeg Day, with events happening all around the world. Each year the distillery releases a limited-edition whisky to commemorate the day (click here for our post on…

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Le Nez du Whisky – follow your nose

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Regular readers of the blog will know one thing that we’re always keen to learn more about is all things olfaction-related (see Tim’s post last August). So when I was offered to chance to try…

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Bruichladdich: A Visit

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We all have our favourite styles of whisky, each personal to us. For me, there’s nothing better than a whisky that’s a little bit different, or one I can sit and think about for hours…

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Diageo Special Releases 2013 Tasting with Colin Dunn

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If there’s one thing we can’t be accused of here at TWE, it’s not kicking the year of tastings off in some style. As we did last year, we began by welcoming the inimitable Colin…

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Glenfiddich Spirit of a Nation

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December saw the official launch of the Glenfiddich ‘Spirit of a Nation’ 29 Year Old Limited Edition. The bottling was produced to commemorate their sponsorship of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Challenge 2013….

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Caol Ila Masterclass with Colin Dunn

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Monday 11th November saw the eagerly anticipated return to Vinopolis of Colin Dunn, Diageo Whisky Ambassador and recently deserved inductee into the Keepers of the Quaich. Star of such classic tastings as “Barley and the…

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The Return of the Mo(vember)

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It’s that time of year again, the month when the mo makes a comeback. If there’s one thing you can be sure of in November, apart from the clocks having just gone back and it…

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