Category Archives: Scotch Whisky

 

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Mortlach 70yo at the Whisky Show

I just got a heads-up that there’s going to be a very special prize draw at The Whisky Show this year… and TWENTY lucky visitors will get the chance to taste the world’s oldest whisky!!  Obviously I’m biased, but I think that’s … Continue reading >>

Talisker Vs. Borough Market Tasting

Hello all, Have now returned from a delightful week in Wales, strolling on beaches, walking on cliff-tops and breathing smog-free air that hasn’t passed through several million internal combustion engines.  My one regret during my enjoyment of this pastoral idyll was … Continue reading >>

Balvenie Peated Cask 17yo Tasting Notes

There’s been a few reviews of this forthcoming Balvenie release already, so I thought I might as well stick my oar in.  These Balvenie 17yo’s have been coming out pretty regularly for a while now and have without exception sold extremely well. … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Pe2: Tasting Notes

Yes, it’s finally here! Elements of Islay Pe2 has arrived, and, well, not to blow our own trumpet or anything – but it’s a monster! I tasted this over an hour ago and I can still taste the last of my second … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.5: Arran

Welcome to the final part of this Whisky Tasting Pentathlon – a mini-marathon of whisky blogs on my recent tasting odyessy. I was in St. James’s last week for one of Eddie Ludlow’s Whisky Lounge tastings – a run-through of … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.4: Old Pulteney

The next tasting in what was turning out to be a mammoth month was back in Vinopolis again: Old Pulteney, conducted by affable distillery manager Malcolm Waring, who gave a very interesting presentation on the history of Scotland’s most northerly … Continue reading >>