Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

Bruichladdich Octomore / Ardbeg Supernova Tasting

To be honest, peating levels shouldn’t be a competition.  “My ppm is bigger than yours” sounds pretty ridiculous however you dress it up.  This sort of thing might be construed as macho willy-waving and not very big or clever – … Continue reading >>

Tasting: Hanyu Ten of Clubs Japanese Malt

Okay, cutting it fine to get this out on time, but I’m determined – so here we go (this might look familiar to readers of the last post): Introducing (drum roll, please) Hanyu Distillery – Ichiro’s Card Series: Ten of … Continue reading >>

Tasting: Hanyu Five of Spades Japanese Malt

Okay, I know it’s not like me to blog on consecutive days (or even twice in a week , let’s face it), but I made a promise yesterday and I’m going to try and be true to my word.  Let’s … Continue reading >>

Exclusive: New Douglas Laing Provenance Packaging

Gadzooks, has it really been so long since my last post?  Apologies, it has simply flown here at TWE towers, where I managed to take home my Supernova before doing my notes with water, then consistently forgot to either bring … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Supernova: Tasting Notes and Pictures!

Sorry for the delay posting this, folks – you know what it’s like when you come back to work from holiday.  It’s taken me all week just to catch up on my regular TWE stuff.  I’ve been longing to write … Continue reading >>

TWE: Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2009

  TWE: Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2009 We’ve been saying it for a long time and now we’ve got proof!  At the Drinks Retailing Awards dinner on Tuesday night (in the Dorchester, no less), The Whisky Exchange scooped … Continue reading >>

Comic Relief: Keyword Searches

Two posts today as I’m off skiing tomorrow for the next week! Serge remarked on Whiskyfun the other day that a lot of the whisky sites seemed to be getting rather serious lately (perhaps brought on by economic misery and the crummy weather), … Continue reading >>

Be Glenmorangie’s 17th Man of Tain!

Hello everyone, and first of all can I say a big Thank You for all your contributions to last week’s Supernova / Octomore post, which has provoked a fascinating exchange of views in the comments section. Now, this next item is not … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Supernova vs. Bruichladdich’s Octomore???

First things first: a hearty hug to my good friend Dr. Whisky, who is marrying his gal K on this coming Burns Night!  Can’t wait to see you guys – but I warn you, this blogger Strips the Willow for no man … Continue reading >>

Burns Supper and Whisky Tasting at Vinopolis

Hello folks, Matt from TWE Vinopolis has asked me to give you all a quick heads up on a night of organoleptic delights occurring at Vinopolis for Burns Night. I believe the Monday is now sold out, but there are … Continue reading >>

My Whisky Buying Strategy: A Rethink

Apologies for the long delay between posts – we were so busy this Christmas that even though we had taken on several extra staff,  I was still relieved of my normal duties and spent most of the last six weeks … Continue reading >>

Bruichladdich X4: Exclusive Picture

An advance press release for the much-debated Bruichladdich X4 white dog - sorry, ‘Islay Spirit’ – has found its way into my inbox, so I thought I should share.  I’ve had to type it out as I can’t copy the text from … Continue reading >>