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TWE Whisky Show 2013: The Report

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Phew! The Whisky Show is finally over for another year.  This was our biggest and best Show yet, with dozens of exhibitors serving over 500 different spirits (not all of them were whisky…) in an…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

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[Welcome to the concluding episode of Tim F’s series of whisky adventures in Japan, in which more whisky bars are visited. Time-rich insomniacs can find the previous instalments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] It was with some trepidation…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.8: Japanese Whisky Bars

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[Welcome to the penultimate episode of TWE’s epic Karuizawa trip, in which we visit some amazing Japanese whisky bars. The previous posts can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] Our friends from France and Taiwan had departed, but…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.7: Endgame for Karuizawa

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[Welcome to the seventh instalment of TWE’s big Karuizawa trip to Japan.  You can read the earlier episodes here, here, here, here, here and here.] After our excellent evening out at Helmsdale we awoke the…

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TWE in Japan: Karuizawa Trip Pt.6

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[Welcome to the sixth instalment of our trip to Japan. Readers with too much time on their hands can catch up on the full story so far here, here, here, here and here.] After the…

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Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

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Once again, TWE were in full effect at last weekend’s Whisky Live in London, which was held in its now-traditional location of Armoury House, home of the British Army’s oldest regiment, the Honourable Artillery Company…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 – Tickets on sale now!

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The more attentive amongst you may have noticed that one thing we’ve not yet done much trumpeting about is our yearly whisky show. Well, let the trumpeting begin – we’re back at Vinopolis on October…

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TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.5

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[Welcome to the fifth part of TWE’s trip to Japan last year.  You can read the earlier instalments in this saga of inter-continental dramming here, here, here and here.] The town of Karuizawa is an…

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Karuizawa – The Spirit of Asama

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One of the things that I didn’t realise before I started working at TWE was quite how slow boats are. We’ve been waiting for quite a while for our latest shipment of whisky to arrive…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – From Scotland to Japan

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One of the things that we’ve become known for at TWE Whisky Show is our masterclasses. From the legendary Port Ellen vertical in our first year, to Serge Valentin’s Brora masterclass in year two and…

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Awards 2013

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One of the first signs of autumn, along with The Whisky Show, is the thud on the doormat as the latest edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible arrives. Often controversial but always influential, Jim has yet…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.4: Chichibu Sake Brewery

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[Welcome to Part 4 of Tim F’s epic report on TWE’s Karuizawa whisky trip to Japan, in which we visit a sake brewery.  Readers who don’t have much to do today can catch up with…

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TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.3

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[Tim and Sukhinder’s sojourn in Japan continues at Chichibu with an epic tasting of dozens of full-strength single cask Karuizawas… you can read about their earlier adventures on the trip here and here.] After our…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.2: Karuizawa Casks and Chichibu distillery

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This is the second instalment of Tim F’s report on TWE blog’s recent Karuizawa & Chichibu whisky trip to Japan.  You can read part 1 here. The following morning, refreshed after a sound night’s sleep…

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TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.1

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Tokyo from the 32nd floor of the Park Hotel

Last month, I was privileged to join Sukhinder on a trip to Japan as guests of Number One Drinks Co., who import some of Japan’s finest whiskies into the UK, including Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu and his…

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