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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.5: Arran

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.4: Old Pulteney

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.3: Isle of Jura

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We’re all about fun and enjoyment (and whisky) here on the TWE Blog, so I’m going to try not to mention the ‘F’ word (F**tb*ll) too much, out of consideration for the poor England fans who…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.2: Glenlivet

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Welcome to day two of my summaries of the last month’s tasting adventures, and it’s straight on with the show. Next up in this Whisky Tasting Pentathlon is a highlight from Ian Logan’s tasting at…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.1: Aberlour

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Lord, it’s been hectic.  After a holiday in Bruges (3 days, 28 different beers and Lagavulin 16 at four euros for a double during happy hour at the hotel – nice), swiftly followed by our…

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The Glenlivet Expansion: Interview with Alan Winchester

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Last week a party from The Whisky Exchange was invited up to The Glenlivet to view the £10 million new facility that has been added as the main thrust of Pernod Ricard’s bid to propel…

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One for the Road: Port Ellen Signatory Tasting Notes

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It’s getting late on Friday, and suddenly three more samples are sitting on my desk.  Nothing new there, but these are from Signatory – I think this is the first time I’ve seen a sample…

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TWE 10th Anniversary Clynelish

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First up, an update on the Name That Bourbon competition: we’ve had well over a thousand suggestions so far, but still no winner – I did tell you that SDL are pretty picky!  Thank you all for your…

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Ardbeg Rollercoaster & TWE 10th Anniversary

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Time for some more tasting notes now, but first a quick check on the predictions… Well, the Ardbeg debate has definitely kicked off on the forums, with the news that the official website have raised…

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Secrets from Sukhinder's Stash: Pride of Strathspey 1938

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People assume that those of us privileged to work in the drinks trade spend our working hours constantly swigging free cocktails at trendy nitespots, before going home with supermodels, and only emerging from our dens…

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Octomore 2.2 – Pictures and (Official) Tasting Notes

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First things first.  Open a new window and listen to this while you’re reading the blog.  It’ll put you in a good mood, and this might be the last you see of me before Christmas,…

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Diageo Special Releases 2009 – The Verdict

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Okay, so last night I was lucky enough to attend the press tasting of this year’s special Release from Diageo, the details of all of which are in my last post.  It was a fairly…

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Diageo Special Releases 2009 Announced

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Just received the following stuff on the Diageo Special Releases for this year, so thought I’d better share.  I’m going to a tasting of these tomorrow night, so will post my own impressions later in the…

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Press Release 'Trilogy': Gold Bowmore

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Continuing our trilogy of blog posts on noteworthy whisky press releases, let’s have a bit about the new Gold Bowmore. In contrast to Whyte & Mackay’s media-savvy pi$$-taking audaciousness, as discussed in my previous post and here,…

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Exclusive Tasting Notes!!

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I’m delighted to have a preview bottle of the general release of Ardbeg Corryvreckan sitting on my desk, so I thought I’d dip in and share my thoughts in what has turned out to be the first blog post…

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