Category Archives: WHISKY & WHISKEY

 

What’s in a Nose? An Exploration of the Olfactory Epithelium

At the excellent Auchentoshan Taste Experiments show I went to a week or two ago, I had a minor revelation during Rachel Barrie’s chat about how chemistry affects the DNA of whisky. It occurred when I thought I overheard someone … Continue reading >>

Isle of Arran 18th Birthday Tasting

[This time we hand you over to Enrico, our shop's Japanese whisky expert and resident Italian. He really likes whisky from Arran...] We decided to host this tasting to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Isle of Arran distillery, a … Continue reading >>

Auchentoshan Taste Experiments

One of 2013′s more interesting press events took place last Tuesday, with the launch of Auchentoshan’s Taste Experiments Masterclasses.  Consumer tickets for these events sold out in a flash, with fans of the Glasgow malt jumping at the opportunity to … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Tamdhu 10 Year Old

We’ve had a number of relaunches over the last year, with reactions to the new whiskies being rather mixed. There’s been unfairly maligned releases like the Macallan 1824 Series and slightly confusing launches like the new Glen Scotias, but one from … Continue reading >>

Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Whisky

The story of Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky distillery, famously began with a ski trip in 1998, when eight friends from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology went on holiday together and all brought bottles of whisky to share. In conversation during … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Masterclass at TWE Whisky Show

If there’s one thing The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is famous for it’s the standard of our incredible Masterclasses.  We’ve already announced three brilliant classes for this year’s show and our final tasting puts the tin lid on it: yes, … Continue reading >>

John Walker & Sons Voyager – The Competition

I like boats. From dinghies up to ferries I, for some reason, feel more at ease when surrounded by water. Having grown up inland it’s a bit of a mystery how this obsession developed, and now living in one of … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012: Johnnie Walker Directors’ Blend Tasting

[The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 is rapidly approaching, with Saturday tickets now sold out and the remaining Sunday tickets selling scarily well, so we thought we'd have a look back at our last masterclass last year. It also ties … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: AnCnoc Peter Arkle Bricks

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a sucker for nicely presented bottles. From gins with anthropomorphic foxes on the label to book shaped decanters and full-sized crystal skulls, I am tempted to acquire all of the pretty things. One … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Ardbog – Now on Sale at TheWhiskyExchange.com!

Just a quick post to let you all know that Ardbeg Ardbog, as previously mentioned on the blog, is now on sale on our website. It’s one bottle per customer and costs £79.95. Just click on the picture of the … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 launch was last night at the Balvenie whisky fete (still running today and tomorrow, 12 until 6pm) and I was fortunate enough to be on the invite list. Working for the company running the … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

[Welcome to the concluding episode of Tim F's series of whisky adventures in Japan, in which more whisky bars are visited. Time-rich insomniacs can find the previous instalments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] It was with some trepidation that I approached the next … Continue reading >>