Category Archives: North American Whisk(e)y

 

The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

While there are numerous books about whisky, there are surprisingly few about how to make it, and even fewer about how the whisky industry itself looks at whisky as a thing to be sold. There are books of tasting notes, … Continue reading >>

Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

American whiskey is booming. From the rye explosion (an explosion in popularity, rather than an actual detonation) a few years back to the huge number of craft distilleries appearing all over the USA, American whiskey of all types is doing … Continue reading >>

Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

This time last year I was busy sorting out classes for the 2013 Whisky Show, and in my search for interesting ideas, a slightly fuzzy-haired, glazed-eyed version of Tim Forbes (formerly of this parish) told me about a weekend of … Continue reading >>

Dole out the Barrel – Scotch Whisky Industry in Crisis

Despite the specific nature of the word ‘Scotch’, the Scotch whisky industry is one with international tendrils. In order to be called Scotch whisky, the distilled spirit has to mature in oak casks for at least three years, with the … Continue reading >>

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar – the last few days…

It’s almost Christmas and for us in the drinks retail business it’s almost time to have a sit down and a rest. For me, aka the Arbiter Of Advent, it’s coming on time to hang up my mouse-clicking finger and … 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 >>

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Another year, another burst of whisky-related discussion and outrage on the internets – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014 is out. Over 4500 whiskies, along with Jim’s tasting notes and scores, packed into one pocket sized mini-tome, ready to be pored … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2013: The Report

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 expanded space within London’s Vinopolis. … Continue reading >>

Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

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 (HAC).  Today, the Company regiment … Continue reading >>

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

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 5th and 6th, and tickets … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: FEW Spirits

As we’ve seen over the last year the world of craft distilling is exploding. They’ve been seeing the fruits of the expansion over in the USA for a while but there are two big challenges for international distribution of craft … Continue reading >>

Jack Daniel’s Holiday Select 2012

Jack Daniel’s like their limited edition bottlings. We’ve got a stack of them over on the website and while many of them are simply collectible bottles they do like to shake things up and bottle a few interesting variants on … Continue reading >>