Category Archives: SPIRITS & LIQUEURS

 

Fine Spirit of the Year 2013

Along with our Whisky of the Year we decided that we should also go for a Fine Spirit of the Year as a companion award. Again, there were fights in the office, but surprisingly one bottling appeared in pretty much … Continue reading >>

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

We’ve been quietly cooking something up for the last few months and today we can reveal our work to the world – The Whisky Exchange Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar. It’s a fairly simple premise – each day we’re … Continue reading >>

Discover Mezcal at TWE

In the latest of our TWE super-features (following on from our great Vodka exploration and follow-up on continuous distillation a couple of months ago), I’ve spent some time discovering the rich history of mezcal, Mexico’s first agave spirit.  I urge … Continue reading >>

London Cocktail Week – Time To Get Excited

So, it’s finally Whisky Show Eve.  This is a day that at TWE generally involves lots of  running around doing last-minute checks, affixing labels to bottles, amending enormous spreadsheets and general fretting about whether there’s anything we’ve forgotten, like the … Continue reading >>

Chase Vodka Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

From time to time we seem to veer a little away from whisky at TWE HQ and this has definitely been one of those fortnights. Along with our TWE Guide To Vodka that went up on the website earlier this … Continue reading >>

Vodka and Grain Whisky: Continuous Distillation

A week or two ago I was writing the text for our shiny (and, of course, fascinating) new TWE Guide to Vodka, and while trying to explain the process of continuous distillation I went into too much detail and wrote far too … Continue reading >>

Lanson Wimbledon Edition Champagne

With the football season finished, vague signs of weather improvement and the longest day coming up (no really), our thoughts turn to picnics and, on a sporting front, to the summer of tennis and cricket ahead before the Premiership grinds … Continue reading >>

World Gin Day 2013

It’s June again and with it comes the celebration day for that most classic of British ‘summer’ drinks – World Gin Day: Saturday June 15th. It’s grown again this year and there’s a new World Gin Day website allowing you … Continue reading >>

Mezcal and Sotol at TWE Vinopolis

[We would like to welcome Sam Jeffrey, one of our latest recruits to the good ship TWE Vinopolis, to the blog! Here's his debut post, a write-up on our Cinco de Mayo tasting from the other week] What were you … Continue reading >>

Rum and Cognac…together?

While Tim and I often take on the role of roving reporters when it comes to our Vinopolis tastings, it’s not only us who make it along from HQ to ‘help out’. However, back at the end of February Tim … Continue reading >>

Happy Christmas!

We know we’re a day early, but the office is now closing down for Christmas so we thought we’d put up a little something on the blog before we power down our PCs and turn off the lights. Firstly, many … Continue reading >>

Discounted postage, discontinued whiskies, toasts, a Christmas gift finder and more…

It’s been a rather busy few months at TWE and that’s before we’ve hit the Christmas rush. We like to show off some of the things we’ve done from time to time, so here are some things. Firstly, we’ve been … Continue reading >>