Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

Whisky and Art?

[We are joined this week by one of our newest recruits in the shop - regular target of antipodean jokes and actual Australian, Mr Joel Eastman] After an Olympic-sized hiatus, our regular tasting evenings finally returned to Vinopolis. 35 eager … Continue reading >>

Movember at TWE

The 11th month is here and with it comes the time of Movember. A season of moustache growing, the awareness of parts of gentlemen’s bodies that we don’t generally think enough about and a bit of charity fund raising. At TWE … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Gordon & Macphail’s Greatest Hits

Our opening tasting of the second day of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show was a bit different to the others. Firstly it was a sequel, following up from last year’s incredible Gordon & Macphail Timeline class, and secondly it was … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – From Scotland to Japan

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 last year’s Gordon & Macphail … Continue reading >>

New Elements of Islay and Port Askaig

One of the very many really great things about The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is the massive raft of new releases put out by TWE, plus Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland and Port Askaig.  2012, we’re happy to … Continue reading >>

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Awards 2013

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 again spent the last year … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Show 2012, London Cocktail Week and Rumfest…

It’s been rather busy at TWE Towers over the last few weeks. Not only have we just finished the 2012 edition of our rather splendid Whisky Show, but we’ve also got a week of drinks ahead of us in the … Continue reading >>

New Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey – Yellow Spot

Regular readers of the blog (Hello, Mum!) will be well aware that we’re unashamed fans of the fantastic Single Pot Still range of whiskies from Pernod Ricard’s Midleton distillery, home of Jameson.  Anyone with too much time on their hands who wants … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2012

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” – Thoreau It’s that time of year again – with the UK’s sorry excuse for a summer … Continue reading >>

The Angel’s Share Film Review

Back in May, I was lucky to be invited along to a private screening of Ken Loach’s new whisky-related film The Angel’s Share, which has just been released on DVD following its triumphant scooping of the Jury Prize at this year’s … Continue reading >>

Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon

The folks at Brown-Forman have a good problem – when you’re the people behind the world’s biggest American whiskey, what new products do you make? They could happily continue selling nothing but regular Old No.7 (Jack Daniel’s to the layperson) … Continue reading >>

Whisky Show 2012 Update – Dream Drams and tickets selling out…

It’s only a couple of weeks until the 2012 edition of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show and panic mode is fully engaged the well-oiled TWE machine is in full swing. Here’s a quick update as to how things are going: … Continue reading >>