Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

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 >>

Balcones – Don’t Mess With Texas

I have to admit I wasn’t all aboard the whole “craft distilling” boat when I heard that we were bringing the likes of Corsair, Balcones, and Redemption into the UK for the first time, but after two public appearances of these … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

After a hectic first day of this year’s TWE Whisky Show had ended with a well-behaved single pint at the egregiously smelly (but comprehensively beer-endowed) Rake Bar before an early retirement on account of toothache, I arrived at Vinopolis on Sunday … Continue reading >>

Karuizawa – The Spirit of Asama

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 from Japan, with a couple … Continue reading >>

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 >>