Category Archives: Scotch Whisky

 

Port Askaig Harbour 19 Year Old

It’s with great regret that we must announce that the Port Askaig 17 year-old – Speciality Drinks’ superb mystery single Islay malt which became the whisky version of a soundtrack [a tastetrack? - Ed.] to TWEBlog & Caskstrength/ManDate’s momentous 2009 trip to Feis … Continue reading >>

A trip to Knockdhu

[This is Part 4 of Billy's trip around the Inver House distilleries.  If you haven't already, you should check out his scribblings from Balblair, Pulteney and Speyburn] After leaving Speyburn we hacked back over to Elgin to find our hotel, … Continue reading >>

A trip to Speyburn

[This is the third instalment of Billy's trip around the Inver House distilleries.  If you haven't already, check out his visits to Balblair and Pulteney] The next stop on our tour of the Inver House distilleries was Speyburn, which someone had … Continue reading >>

A trip to Pulteney

Leg 2 of my Inver House distilleries tour started off with a bit of a drive. Our departure point was Edderton, home of Balblair, and our destination was Wick, site of the Pulteney distillery. Scotland is a lot longer than … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: Exotic Fruit with Dave Broom

Another week and another masterclass has been announced for The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in October. It’s a slightly different look at a whisky tasting to normal, instead matching up flavours between the different bottlings, looking for the taste of … Continue reading >>

A trip to Balblair

The lovely folk of Inver House Distillers (the Scottish production wing of International Beverages) recently invited me along to a trip around four of their distilleries with a bunch of international bloggers. Not being one to turn down distillery tours, … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt 4

Welcome to the concluding part of Tim F’s monumental write-up of this year’s Spirit of Speyside festival.  Foolhardy stalwarts can find the earlier episodes here, here and here. Neil, Joel and I had to bid farewell to our fellow travellers on Saturday night after … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt 3

This is the third part of Tim’s over-written journal from The Spirit of Speyside festival. Brave readers happening on this post for the first time may want to read Part 1 & Part 2 first.  Proper breaks should be taken between posts for refreshment … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: The Gordon & Macphail Timeline

This is just a quick post to point you to a more in depth post, but following on from the announcement of our first masterclass at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show we are proud to announce our second – … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt. 2

Welcome to part two of my epic jaunt around the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.  Click here if you missed Pt. 1 (or if you just fancy reading it again). The following morning, after a fine fry-up in Linn House’s … Continue reading >>

Single Malts of Scotland Springbank 1999

A quick post today about a new bottling that we’ve just got in from our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, as part of the Single Malts of Scotland range – an 11 year old Springbank. It was matured in a … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt.1

Now and again, working in the whisky industry and trotting out the occasional overly verbose blog throws up some spectacular fringe benefits that fully justify the grinding rectal ache of the three hour daily commute required to trek between southeast … Continue reading >>