Category Archives: Scotch Whisky

 

Tasting Notes: An Cnoc 22 Year Old

An Cnoc is the single malt from Knockdhu distillery, and although it’s relatively low profile compared to some other Speyside malts, they’ve been quietly producing very good whiskies for some time now. Certainly the 16 year old is a perennial favourite – … Continue reading >>

Lost Distilleries at TWE Vinopolis

The new year is definitely under way and our tastings at TWE Vinopolis have entered a new phase. Over the last few years we’ve been focused heavily on branded tastings, with companies showing off their wares to an appreciative audience, … Continue reading >>

Glenmorangie Ealanta

January is normally a bit boring for whisky releases. Christmas has been and gone, people are counting pennies and the whisky industry is plotting quietly as the end of the tax year heaves itself over the horizon. However, a few … Continue reading >>

Tasting the 2012 Diageo Special Releases at TWE Vinopolis

Since 2001 Diageo have announced, in October of each year, their Special Release Range. Each series of bottles is picked to highlight the best of their distilleries and are acknowledged to be landmark bottlings, representing the very best liquid Scotland … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog’s Festive Whiskies

It’s the time of year when one’s thoughts turn to what to treat oneself to over the festive period.  Let’s make no bones about it – although it’s an absurdly over-privileged, first world thing to say and we should all be thankful … Continue reading >>

Bruichladdich Tasting with Craig Johnstone

Ever since Bruichladdich’s acquisition by Rémy Martin earlier this year they’ve been very much at the forefront of the whisky news. Throw into the mix the culmination of some of their pre-buyout plans and you’ve got a distillery whose brand … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting: The Glenlivet at TWE Vinopolis

We had a superb tasting at Vinopolis a couple of Mondays back.  We were delighted to welcome the affable and gregarious Ian Logan, ‘The’ Glenlivet’s global brand ambassador to introduce no less than eight outstanding drams to a packed crowd in Vinopolis’s newly-revamped … Continue reading >>

Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old

Balvenie‘s 12 year old DoubleWood is one of Speyside’s most-loved drams amongst the whisky fraternity, with many whisky nuts (yours truly included) citing it as a key ‘gateway’ malt.  I certainly have vivid memories of it being poured liberally in my … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

After a hectic first day of this year’s TWE Whisky Show had ended with a well-behaved single pint at the egregiously smelly (but comprehensively beer-endowed) Rake Bar before an early retirement on account of toothache, I arrived at Vinopolis on Sunday … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – From Scotland to Japan

One of the things that we’ve become known for at TWE Whisky Show is our masterclasses. From the legendary Port Ellen vertical in our first year, to Serge Valentin’s Brora masterclass in year two and last year’s Gordon & Macphail … Continue reading >>

New Elements of Islay and Port Askaig

One of the very many really great things about The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is the massive raft of new releases put out by TWE, plus Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland and Port Askaig.  2012, we’re happy to … Continue reading >>

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Awards 2013

One of the first signs of autumn, along with The Whisky Show, is the thud on the doormat as the latest edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible arrives. Often controversial but always influential, Jim has yet again spent the last year … Continue reading >>