Category Archives: Scotch Whisky

 

Classic Book Reviews: Scotch by Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart

Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart was a very interesting man.  His book, Scotch: The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story, appeared in 1951 when its author was in his sixties and approaching the twilight of a fascinating life. Lockhart had … Continue reading >>

Laphroaig: A Love Letter

Ode on a Laphroaig Thou still unravish’d cask of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, Wooden historian, who canst thus express A barley tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What smoke-tinged legend hangs above thy glass Of tarry … Continue reading >>

Classic Book Reviews: Scotch Whisky by David Daiches

David Daiches’s book Scotch Whisky: Its Past and Present, first appeared in 1969, and was popular enough that a revised edition appeared in 1976, of which my copy is the paperback. I am not sure where I picked it up – … Continue reading >>

Isle of Arran 18th Birthday Tasting

[This time we hand you over to Enrico, our shop's Japanese whisky expert and resident Italian. He really likes whisky from Arran...] We decided to host this tasting to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Isle of Arran distillery, a … Continue reading >>

Auchentoshan Taste Experiments

One of 2013′s more interesting press events took place last Tuesday, with the launch of Auchentoshan’s Taste Experiments Masterclasses.  Consumer tickets for these events sold out in a flash, with fans of the Glasgow malt jumping at the opportunity to … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Tamdhu 10 Year Old

We’ve had a number of relaunches over the last year, with reactions to the new whiskies being rather mixed. There’s been unfairly maligned releases like the Macallan 1824 Series and slightly confusing launches like the new Glen Scotias, but one from … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Masterclass at TWE Whisky Show

If there’s one thing The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is famous for it’s the standard of our incredible Masterclasses.  We’ve already announced three brilliant classes for this year’s show and our final tasting puts the tin lid on it: yes, … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012: Johnnie Walker Directors’ Blend Tasting

[The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 is rapidly approaching, with Saturday tickets now sold out and the remaining Sunday tickets selling scarily well, so we thought we'd have a look back at our last masterclass last year. It also ties … Continue reading >>

Elegant Oldies Tasting with Tim & Billy

Elegant Oldies, what’s that all about then? Well, if you’re reading this you’re probably already vaguely aware of two things: 1) The Whisky Exchange is the best online resource on the planet for affordable old ‘dusty‘ whiskies; and 2) Billy … Continue reading >>

The Balvenie Whisky Fete and Tun 1401 Batch 8

It’s the time of year when the folks at The Balvenie, invigorated by the pale globe in the sky shining its limp light through Scottish clouds, celebrate their craft laden approach to whisky making with The Masters of Craft. It’s … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

We had a tremendous Elements of Islay tasting at TWE Vinopolis on Monday 13th May, hosted by Simon Roser and Franchi Ferla of Simply Whisky. Simply Whisky are great pals of TWE and have their own unique take on whisky: their events … Continue reading >>

Ardbog Day

If you’re reading this, then it’s highly likely that you know that Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, is currently happening over on Islay and Jura. You probably also know that the distilleries, each assigned a day … Continue reading >>