Category Archives: Whisky Competitions

 

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar – the last few days…

It’s almost Christmas and for us in the drinks retail business it’s almost time to have a sit down and a rest. For me, aka the Arbiter Of Advent, it’s coming on time to hang up my mouse-clicking finger and … Continue reading >>

Whisky of the Year 2013

We quite like awards at TWE. Every year we seem to pick up a few, but other than the TWE Blog Awards that we have yet to repeat (one day…) we generally seem to sit on the receiving end. This … Continue reading >>

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

We’ve been quietly cooking something up for the last few months and today we can reveal our work to the world – The Whisky Exchange Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar. It’s a fairly simple premise – each day we’re … Continue reading >>

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Another year, another burst of whisky-related discussion and outrage on the internets – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014 is out. Over 4500 whiskies, along with Jim’s tasting notes and scores, packed into one pocket sized mini-tome, ready to be pored … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2013: The Report

Phew! The Whisky Show is finally over for another year.  This was our biggest and best Show yet, with dozens of exhibitors serving over 500 different spirits (not all of them were whisky…) in an expanded space within London’s Vinopolis. … Continue reading >>

John Walker & Sons Voyager – The Competition

I like boats. From dinghies up to ferries I, for some reason, feel more at ease when surrounded by water. Having grown up inland it’s a bit of a mystery how this obsession developed, and now living in one of … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Lounge London Festival & Dram and Jam

This year is, for us, the year of whisky festivals. Along with our own Whisky Show, which is shaping up to be even more impressive than before (which was pretty impressive already), we’ve also been the official retailer for Whisky … Continue reading >>

Award Season Analysis – Fool’s Gold?

A big congratulations to all the British medal-winners… at the 2012 International Wine & Spirits Competition, the Spirits categories of which were announced a week or two ago.  A total of 1,346 medals were awarded this year (more than 100 more than … Continue reading >>

St. Patrick’s Day Prize Draw – Win Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve!

They say that everyone’s got a bit of Irish in them on St. Paddy’s Day.  Statistically, that’s pretty unlikely – despite the diaspora’s best efforts – but it’s a noble ambition nonetheless. Anyway, to celebrate everyone in the world drinking … Continue reading >>

Win Tickets for The Whisky Show!!

It’s that time of year again…The Whisky Show, the world’s finest festival of the distiller’s art,  is almost upon us – next week in fact!  Tickets are still selling fast, but the good news is that I’ve been able to scrounge up ten pairs … Continue reading >>

Glenfiddich Explorers Competition

All kinds of cloak-and-dagger skullduggery from Glenfiddich in the last few weeks, clearly designed to engage the whisky blog community: Part 1 - A cryptic email on 19th July from a PR flunkey, enquiring about our address and promising a ‘rather valuable’ … Continue reading >>

Bourbon Competition Closed

Yes, folks – the bourbon competition is now closed, so please don’t send in any more entries! It’s fair to say that SBL have been overwhelmed by the response to the competition.  With over 2000 entries, whittling the wheat from the chaff has … Continue reading >>