Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

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 >>

Glenmorangie Signet Tasting

I’ll do a post about the Special Releases tasting very soon, but first I have to tell you about our Glenmorangie Signet event at TWE Vinopolis last Monday (20th October).  We were doubly blessed as this was our second visit from … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Blasda: The Verdict

Crikey!  That’s been a quick fortnight – apologies for the temporary interruption in the blog, it’s all been pretty hectic here. Last week flew by so quickly everyone at TWE was struggling to keep up with it – what with the huge … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases are here!

Yes, the wait is over and this year’s Diageo Special Releases are finally here.  You’ll probably need to get in quick if you want one of the Port Ellen Eighth Releases and the Brora 25yo will be very popular too.  … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg “Blasda” Blah

So, it’s finally here.   1800 bottles for the UK market, malt peated to 25 ppm, giving 8ppm in the bottle, no age statement, chill-filtered and bottled at 40% abv.  An ongoing product scheduled to have a three-year lifespan. It’s Ardbeg … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2008 Pt.2

Okay, so here’s the rest of the info on this year’s Diageo Special Releases, which should be here in a week or two.  As before, the text below is all from the Diageo marketing department – except for my sniping, which … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2008 Pt.1

Well, a day late, here’s the new post - for which delay, my apologies: it’s going crazy here.  Honestly, as soon as the weather turns people start buying whisky to keep them warm.  Either that or it’s the very, very organised people … Continue reading >>

To coat or not to coat?

In the comments section of our last post on Octomore, drJarv (who I’m assuming is on the design team for Octomore as he hasn’t denied it yet!) asked for our thoughts on the coated opaque bottle that they’ve gone for with Octomore (Bruichladdich … Continue reading >>

Exclusive: Octomore & PC 7 Pics!!!

Well, you know it must be coming up to Christmas (Whaaat?!).  Over a month to Halloween yet and the mince pies were already on sale in Sainsbury’s last Sunday.  And suddenly the first few smatterings of the forthcoming deluge of new … Continue reading >>