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A trip to Knockdhu

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[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…

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A trip to Speyburn

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[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…

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A trip to Pulteney

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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…

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TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: Exotic Fruit with Dave Broom

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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,…

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A trip to Balblair

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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…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt 4

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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…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt 3

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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…

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TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: The Gordon & Macphail Timeline

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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…

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

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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…

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Single Malts of Scotland Springbank 1999

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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….

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

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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…

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New Compass Box: The Great King Street Artist’s Blend

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The chaps at Compass Box do seem to like keeping busy. After celebrating their 10th anniversary for most of last year they got their noses back to the grindstone and started work on some new…

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Ardbeg Embassy Launch Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

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As mentioned a few posts ago we ran a tasting at the end of May to celebrate our shop’s ascension to the rank of Ardbeg Embassy. We were joined by Distillery Manager Mickey Heads and…

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Tasting Notes: Port Ellen 1982 Royal Wedding Whisky

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Just arrived – our very special single sherry cask 1982 Port Ellen Royal Wedding Reserve!  We mentioned this in our earlier guide to Royal Wedding whiskies, so let’s try and give you an idea of…

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