Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

Exploring the Buffalo Trail at TWE Vinopolis

A new face on the blog this week, with Nic Vaughn from our trade desk taking the reins. When I was asked to write about this particular tasting by the whisky wizards, Tim and Billy [You may contribute to the … Continue reading >>

More Awards… Whisky Advocate

The BAFTAs and Oscars are behind us, the Drinks Retail Awards have come and gone (ahem), and we’ve even given out our own tranche of virtual statuettes – now is the season of the gong. The most recent awards to … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog Awards!

It’s Oscar time again, and even in the whisky world the awards season is in full swing. Basking in the warm glow of our award for Best Online / Direct Mail Retailer of the Year at the recent Drinks Retailing Awards, we thought … Continue reading >>

The Mighty Thor

Highland Park are an interesting bunch. Their fans are numerous and (in the nicest possible way) rabid; their detractors are a much smaller group who in recent times have focused on a couple of things that they do, one of … Continue reading >>

Awards Season…

It’s well known that we are a humble bunch at TWE, but on occasion we do like to toot on our trumpet of “we’re rather good”. This is now one of those times. On Tuesday night we attended the Drinks … Continue reading >>

Burns Night with TWE & Vinopolis

For the Scotch whisky lover there’s one event that pops up early in the calendar that gives the perfect excuse for a bit of a special dram or three – Burns Night. On and around the birthday of Robert Burns … Continue reading >>

Balvenie’s Craftsman’s Reserve #1 – The Cooper

We look forward to new releases at TWE Towers just like everyone else and when Balvenie announced an online unveiling of their newest dram, along with tasting packs for us to follow on at home, me and Tim of this … Continue reading >>

Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.2

[Following on the first part of Tim’s write-up of his trip to Midleton, we jump straight back in with talk of the new expressions from Irish Distillers.] We’re back in the Distillers Cottage at the Old Midleton distillery, where Irish Distillers’ … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog’s Christmas Whisky: Bowmore Tempest 3

There’s been a few great whiskies this year, many of them Irish and some classics from independent bottlers (including a few zingers from our good selves, I must add immodestly).  So this is not my Whisky of the Year – there’s just too … Continue reading >>

Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.1

In early May, TWE Blog was one of a small group of highly-privileged whisky folk invited to attend a special event at the Midleton distillery in Cork. Although the invite mentioned the launch of the Midleton Single Pot Still releases, … Continue reading >>

Compass Box’s Last Vatted Grain

We’re rather fond of Compass Box’s Last Vatted Malt, having received a bottle a few days for approval, but I’ve been waiting for something else – The Last Vatted Grain. I’m a big grain whisky fan, ever since I did … Continue reading >>

Last Vatted Malt: Compass Box Get Reactionary

Dateline: 22nd November 2011.  Time: 11.59pm. Venue: A secret location in London.  There’s going to be a raucous party this evening – a sort of ‘pre-wake’, if you will (don’t worry, all will become clear).  A fancy Soho joint will be flashmobbed by a … Continue reading >>