Category Archives: Other Tasting Notes

 

Getting to grips with grappa

For something a bit different, we explored grappa for the first time at our latest Vinopolis tasting, ably guided by expert Nick Hopewell-Smith. It’s fair to say grappa has a bad reputation. At the tasting, we unanimously agreed this is most likely down to … Continue reading >>

Merlet C² Liqueurs – explore your fruity side

Despite the growth of using brown spirits in mixed drinks, Cognac has not benefited to the same degree. The same can be said of liqueurs, with Grand Marnier and Domaine du Canton the only two Cognac-based examples that spring to mind. A few years … Continue reading >>

Vulson White Rhino Rye – Alpine spirit

Every now and then, a new product arrives at TWE that really excites us – unique, with a great back story, or simply an interesting concept. So, when we heard about the release of a French alpine rye, we were … Continue reading >>

Kummel – calming those first-tee nerves

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, strawberries and black pepper. Another combination … Continue reading >>

Dutch whisky and gin? Tasting the Zuidam range

I’m a big fan of gin.  Some may regard pasta and milk as essential household items, but my house feels empty without a bottle or two of gin in it.  Recently I’ve been playing around with different styles and dipped … Continue reading >>

Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs and the Green Fairy

I like absinthe. I’ve outed myself as an absinthe fan in public on a number of occasions, and over the years, slowly but surely, it seems that people are coming around to the idea that absinthe isn’t just for making … Continue reading >>

Tasting AE Dor and Grosperrin Cognac with Ed Bates

This month’s first tasting down at our Shop was another stepping out of the confines of grain spirits, this time into the world of boiled wine, specifically cognac. We were joined by Mousquetaire d’Armagnac and TWE shop brandy man Ed … Continue reading >>

Rum Tasting: Havana Club Maximo Masterclass

We were honoured to welcome Meimi Sanchez from Havana Club at a recent tasting in TWE Vinopolis, and Hector from the shop has been good enough to write up the event for TWE Blog – any noticeable uplift in the … Continue reading >>

Black Tot Rum Tasting Notes

Something a bit different today: I’m delighted to announce that our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd has just launched their first proprietary rum brand – it’s called Black Tot, and it’s a bit special. Black Tot is the last consignment … Continue reading >>