Browsing Posts in: North American Whisk(e)y

Spirit of the Month – Michter’s *1 Unblended American Whiskey

4 Comments on Spirit of the Month – Michter’s *1 Unblended American Whiskey

Michters US*1

A slight change for June’s Spirit of the Month. Previous months have seen gin and vodka take centre stage, but this time round, we’ve gone for an American whiskey from Michter’s. Michter’s US*1 Unblended American…

Continue reading »

Jack Daniel’s Honey

4 Comments on Jack Daniel’s Honey

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

Now, stick with me – this is going to sound a bit weird: I like Jack Daniel’s Honey. That’s not the sort of admission you’d expect a whisky geek to make, but after extensive sampling…

Continue reading »

In their own words – Phil Brandon, founder and distiller, Rock Town Distillery

7 Comments on In their own words – Phil Brandon, founder and distiller, Rock Town Distillery

Phil Brandon Rock Town

Telecoms-project-manager-turned-distiller Phil Brandon founded Rock Town in 2010, the first legal distillery in Arkansas. While he’s based in downtown Little Rock, he spends a lot of time on the road, travelling around the USA and…

Continue reading »

Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps – a thoroughbred cocktail

2 Comments on Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps – a thoroughbred cocktail

Kentucky Derby

On Kentucky Derby day, there is only one drink you should be seen with: a Mint Julep. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 2 May, and at Churchill Downs racecourse in Louisville, where the…

Continue reading »

Whisky vs whiskey – the differences explained

44 Comments on Whisky vs whiskey – the differences explained

Whisky or Whiskey?

Ever wondered why distillers can’t agree on one basic thing: how to spell the liquid they make? Take a look at your drinks cupboard now, and it’s likely there’ll be at least one bottle with…

Continue reading »

Rocky does Rock Town

7 Comments on Rocky does Rock Town

Rock Town Logo

Arkansas isn’t the first state one thinks of for whisky production: half of its counties are ‘dry’, which prohibits the sale of alcohol; it’s illegal to drink in a public place or private car (even…

Continue reading »

The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

11 Comments on The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

The Science and Commerce of Whisky

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…

Continue reading »

Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

17 Comments on Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

Tincup American Whiskey

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…

Continue reading »

Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

6 Comments on Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

Whisky: The Manual

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…

Continue reading »

Dole out the Barrel – Scotch Whisky Industry in Crisis

26 Comments on Dole out the Barrel – Scotch Whisky Industry in Crisis

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…

Continue reading »

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

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

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

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…

Continue reading »

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

No Comments on Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

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…

Continue reading »

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014

8 Comments on Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014

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…

Continue reading »

TWE Whisky Show 2013: The Report

9 Comments on 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…

Continue reading »

Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

1 Comment on Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

WL2013

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…

Continue reading »
Showing page
1 of 2
Scroll To Top