Category Archives: Whisky News

 

New Octomore: First Pics

This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog… Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation.  Yikes!

New Swedish Whisky planned: Box Distillery

Sukhinder sent me over a brochure for a new Swedish whisky, so I thought I’d share.  The company is called Ådalen Destilleri AB and their single malt will be made in a converted power station (interestingly, they plan to be … Continue reading >>

Your Worst Nightmare: Alcohol-Free Whisky

This just arrived from the ‘Couldn’t-Make-It-Up’ department.  I assumed it was a joke, but there is in fact a website as well, so if it is a joke it’s been pretty thoroughly done: “We would like to offer Your company … Continue reading >>

TWE Shipments to Sweden suspended

I just got this message from my colleagues back at TWE Towers in Park Royal, asking me to announce the following on the blog: “It is with regret to inform our Swedish friends that shipping to Sweden has been stopped … Continue reading >>

Diageo Announces Islay Festival Bottlings 2009

This just into my inbox: “To celebrate this year’s Islay Festival of Malt & Music on 23-30 May, Diageo is once again making available two special Festival editions of its Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. These very limited editions will … 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 >>

TWE: Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2009

  TWE: Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2009 We’ve been saying it for a long time and now we’ve got proof!  At the Drinks Retailing Awards dinner on Tuesday night (in the Dorchester, no less), The Whisky Exchange scooped … 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 >>

Bruichladdich X4: Exclusive Picture

An advance press release for the much-debated Bruichladdich X4 white dog - sorry, ‘Islay Spirit’ – has found its way into my inbox, so I thought I should share.  I’ve had to type it out as I can’t copy the text from … Continue reading >>

Exclusive: Octomore & PC 7 Pics!!!

Well, you know it must be coming up to Christmas (Whaaat?!).  Over a month to Halloween yet and the mince pies were already on sale in Sainsbury’s last Sunday.  And suddenly the first few smatterings of the forthcoming deluge of new … Continue reading >>

Glen Moray sold to La Martiniquaise

It has been widely reported that LVMH (that’s Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), parent company of Glenmorangie plc, have agreed to flog off their unloved step-child Glen Moray to fellow French company La Martiniquaise.  Financial details of the deal have not been … Continue reading >>

Welcome to the TWE Blog!

Hello and welcome to the blog from The Whisky Exchange! This is the place to come to for all your TWE news, views, opinions, rumours, tasting notes, events, product launches, editorial and comment.  My name is Tim, and I’ve worked for … Continue reading >>