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Malt of the Month – Glenmorangie Lasanta

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Glenmorangie Lasanta

October’s Malt of the Month is Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old, an oloroso-sherry-finished whisky that is part of the extra-matured range that also includes Quinta Ruban (ruby port finish) and Nectar D’Or (Sauternes finish). The Highland distillery is…

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Elements of Islay – new bottlings on their way!

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Elements of Islay

Ears always prick up at TWE HQ when we hear about new bottlings of the ever-popular Elements of Islay range. Bottled by our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd, Elements is a celebration of all things…

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Balblair 2000 – TWE exclusive first-fill sherry butt

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Balblair 2000

Time has rolled on a bit. It seems like only yesterday that I was a balding computer programmer, sat at a table in The Whisky Exchange shop in Vinopolis, confronted by 10 excellent whiskies. It was the…

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Diageo Special Releases 2014 – first look

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Diageo Special Releases 2014

The eagerly-awaited line-up of the Diageo Special Releases 2014 has been announced. There are a total of 11 bottlings this year, including the four usual suspects (Port Ellen, Brora, Lagavulin and unpeated Caol Ila), a…

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Ardbeg Supernova 2014 – SN2014 to its friends

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Ardbeg Supernova 2014

Ever since the label leaked in the US this past April, the internet has been awash with rumours about a new whisky from Ardbeg. Finally, the details have been announced and we can let you…

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The Devil returns to Bowmore – The Devil's Casks Batch 2

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Bowmore Devil's Casks

[Sadly, we’ve sold our initial allocation, but you can sign up here to be notified should we manage to find some more.] Arguably the most anticipated Scotch whisky release of 2013 was the first edition…

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Haig Club – whisky for the cocktail fan?

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Haig Club

There’s been talk about Diageo’s new Haig Club whisky for months, with much speculation and discussion about its celebrity connections, thanks to endorsement by Simon Fuller and David Beckham. One thing that’s been missing, however, is information about…

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Malt of the Month – Glengoyne 18 Year Old

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Glengoyne 18 Year Old

It’s time for our next Malt of the Month, and for September we’ve chosen Glengoyne 18 Year Old. Our selection is based purely on highlighting whiskies that often get overlooked – either within a distillery’s range…

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Glen Garioch: The Renaissance 15yo – celebrating a rebirth

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Glen Garioch Renaissance 15

I like Glen Garioch. While their regular range is unchanging, other than when they release a new vintage, they do like a special edition. Following on the heels of the Wine Cask Matured from earlier…

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Cameronbridge – the home of Haig Club

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Cameron Brig

It’s fairly well known now that Diageo have released a new whisky – Haig Club. Not only is it a new whisky, but something a little different to most: a Single Grain Scotch whisky aimed…

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Mortlach Rare Old

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Mortlach

After months of speculation and waiting (and hoarding of the Mortlach Flora and Fauna) the new whiskies from Mortlach are finally here. Well, the first one is – Mortlach Rare Old. It’s the entry-level bottling for the…

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Kininvie – a long-overdue solo appearance

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Kininvie

  There was much excitement when William Grant launched Batch One from Kininvie to the Taiwanese market in the autumn of 2013, the first-ever release from this off-the-radar distillery. But now, UK whisky drinkers have…

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The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

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The Science and Commerce of Whisky

While there are numerous books about whisky, there are surprisingly few about how to make it, and even fewer about how the whisky industry itself looks at whisky as a thing to be sold. There…

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TWE Tasting – The Magnificent Seven

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the-sheriff

If there’s one thing TWE’s whisky guru Duncan Ross loves as much as whisky, it’s westerns. So when he got the chance to talk about both at our latest tasting at Vinopolis, it’s fair to…

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Glen Moray – Elgin's hidden gem

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Glen Moray

With around 100 active whisky distilleries in Scotland, it’s inevitable that some get overlooked. One underrated distillery is Glen Moray. The distillery’s range is prominent in supermarkets, but has managed to stay under the radar of the…

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