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Compass Box's Last Vatted Grain

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We’re rather fond of Compass Box’s Last Vatted Malt, having received a bottle a few days for approval, but I’ve been waiting for something else – The Last Vatted Grain. I’m a big grain whisky…

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Last Vatted Malt: Compass Box Get Reactionary

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Dateline: 22nd November 2011.  Time: 11.59pm. Venue: A secret location in London.  There’s going to be a raucous party this evening – a sort of ‘pre-wake’, if you will (don’t worry, all will become clear).  A fancy…

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Balvenie's Batch 2s – Tun 1401 and 40 year old

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The folks at Balvenie like keeping busy. After a summer of random events they’ve hunkered down as we approach the end of the year and have done that which we know them for most –…

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Diageo Special Releases 2011

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There are some things that are constant in this world – death, taxes, the revival of Big Brother for yet another year despite no-one admitting to watching it, my inability to write one word where…

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Tasting some Glendronach at TWE Vinopolis

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Despite the Whisky Show taking up much of our time at TWE over the last few months, we still found time to organise our regular tastings down at our Vinopolis shop. One of the perks…

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Tasting the Tomatin range with Douglas Campbell

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This week we welcome back TWE Vinopolis’s Duncan Ross to tell us about one of our recent tasting events. Take it away Duncan… As you travel north from Perth on the winding A9 you will…

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TWE Whisky Show News – Shackleton Tasting and Show Bottlings

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Another week and some more news from The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show… First up is that our last masterclass is now on sale. Whyte & Mackay master blender Richard ‘The Nose’ Paterson will stop throwing…

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Port Askaig Harbour 19 Year Old

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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 &…

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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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