Category Archives: Scotch Whisky

 

Tasting: Old Bothwell Port Ellen 1982 Cask 2729

You never know what you’re going to get with Port Ellen - it’s remarkable how many different styles of malt the distillery was capable of.  I’ve tried long-aged austere, lemony beauties; young bourbon casks with enough delicate complexity to make you weep for … Continue reading >>

Port Askaig: New Single Islay Malt Range

Very exciting developments here at TWE Towers, as our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd has launched a new range of Single Islay Malts! Here’s the press release: “The single malts of Islay are arguably Scotland’s most talked about whiskies and … Continue reading >>

Tasting: New Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

I only got a small olfactory glimpse of this one as I had to share a sample with two fellow attendees at the Laphroaig tasting in Albannach I told you about on Monday.  Unfortunately, over-attendance at a previous tasting meant there wasn’t enough … Continue reading >>

Tasting: New Laphroaig 18 Year Old

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Laphroaig tasting held at Albannach (a posh whisky bar in Trafalgar Square in London).  I’m not often invited to this sort of event as I’m not very important in … Continue reading >>

Bruichladdich Octomore / Ardbeg Supernova Tasting

To be honest, peating levels shouldn’t be a competition.  “My ppm is bigger than yours” sounds pretty ridiculous however you dress it up.  This sort of thing might be construed as macho willy-waving and not very big or clever – … Continue reading >>

Tasting: Hanyu Ten of Clubs Japanese Malt

Okay, cutting it fine to get this out on time, but I’m determined – so here we go (this might look familiar to readers of the last post): Introducing (drum roll, please) Hanyu Distillery – Ichiro’s Card Series: Ten of … Continue reading >>

Tasting: Hanyu Five of Spades Japanese Malt

Okay, I know it’s not like me to blog on consecutive days (or even twice in a week , let’s face it), but I made a promise yesterday and I’m going to try and be true to my word.  Let’s … Continue reading >>

Exclusive: New Douglas Laing Provenance Packaging

Gadzooks, has it really been so long since my last post?  Apologies, it has simply flown here at TWE towers, where I managed to take home my Supernova before doing my notes with water, then consistently forgot to either bring … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Supernova: Tasting Notes and Pictures!

Sorry for the delay posting this, folks – you know what it’s like when you come back to work from holiday.  It’s taken me all week just to catch up on my regular TWE stuff.  I’ve been longing to write … Continue reading >>

Be Glenmorangie’s 17th Man of Tain!

Hello everyone, and first of all can I say a big Thank You for all your contributions to last week’s Supernova / Octomore post, which has provoked a fascinating exchange of views in the comments section. Now, this next item is not … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Supernova vs. Bruichladdich’s Octomore???

First things first: a hearty hug to my good friend Dr. Whisky, who is marrying his gal K on this coming Burns Night!  Can’t wait to see you guys – but I warn you, this blogger Strips the Willow for no man … Continue reading >>

Burns Supper and Whisky Tasting at Vinopolis

Hello folks, Matt from TWE Vinopolis has asked me to give you all a quick heads up on a night of organoleptic delights occurring at Vinopolis for Burns Night. I believe the Monday is now sold out, but there are … Continue reading >>