Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

40 Year-Old Whiskies: A Guide

Ok, we’re doing something a bit different today on The Whisky Exchange Blog – a collaborative post!  Yes, this particular blog on forty year-old whisky has been written by myself AND Sukhinder:  he’s supplied the history and the cold hard … Continue reading >>

Shackleton’s Whisky – Mackinlay’s Reborn

  Such was the (possibly apocryphal) advertisement with which Ernest Shackleton was said to have recruited team members for his unsuccessful Antarctic trip, which began in 1907 and ended in 1909 as encroaching sea ice forced an early departure. Shackleton’s expedition … Continue reading >>

Royal Wedding Whisky: A Guide

So, unless you’re one of those lucky people who live in a cave or on top of a pillar of stone without access to a decent Wi-Fi signal, it’s unlikely to have escaped your attention that in a month or so’s time the … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Notes: Caol Ila Moch

It’s fair to say that I’ve had a good week. On Monday I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic Compass Box tasting at TWE Vinopolis, hosted by head honcho John Glaser, who took the rapt crowd through seven of his superb … Continue reading >>

New Event: The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

Some TWE news today – most of you will be aware that The Whisky Exchange have been involved for the last two years as organisers of The Whisky Show, in partnership with Graeme Wallace of GW Publishing.  The Shows have … Continue reading >>

TWE Suspends Shipping to Germany

Update: The bad times are past and we now deliver to Germany again. See over here for a blog post all about it (and some tasty tax related shenanigans which mean that German orders have some extra benefits). The post … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Notes: Glenugie 1977 Deoch an Doras

Chivas have launched a new range of cask strength single malts from extinct distilleries to compliment the Cask Strength Edition bottlings from their active distilleries.  ‘Deoch an Doras’ translates roughly as  ‘a drink at the door’ and refers to a dram … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Notes: Lochside 1981 TWE

Hello all, and welcome to the new look TWE Blog!  The Whisky Exchange’s resident design bod has tarted up the blog’s look and we now feel like some sort of internet whisky blog dandy in a new suit.  To celebrate, I thought … Continue reading >>

Happy Christmas from The Whisky Exchange Blog!!

OK, first an apology – it’s been so sublimely hectic here at TWE Towers over the last two months that I’ve not had time to sit down and write a proper blog for ages.  As I write I’ve just uploaded the … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2010

Ah, autumn. The turning of the leaves.  The smell of wet earth.  The first frost, and being able to see your breath in the mornings.  Treading in dogshit on the way home because it’s dark after 5pm and no-one’s cleared … Continue reading >>

Win Tickets for The Whisky Show!!

It’s that time of year again…The Whisky Show, the world’s finest festival of the distiller’s art,  is almost upon us – next week in fact!  Tickets are still selling fast, but the good news is that I’ve been able to scrounge up ten pairs … Continue reading >>

Dalmore 64 Trinitas at The Whisky Exchange

Every so often something pretty amazing happens.  Beyond which, now and again, something happens that could be sensibly described as phenomenal. And then there’s stuff like this. Working in partnership with The Whisky Exchange, the Highlands’ most prestigious distillery The … Continue reading >>