Browsing Posts in: Whisky Tasting Notes

Amrut Everest – Standing by Nepal

8 Comments on Amrut Everest – Standing by Nepal

Amrut Everest

Behind the scenes, The Whisky Exchange is a very international company. We have people from all over the world throughout the business, from Spanish web developers to Romanian photographers, Portuguese designers, Finnish spirits advisers and even…

Continue reading »

Tasting the 2015 Diageo Special Releases

4 Comments on Tasting the 2015 Diageo Special Releases

Colin Dunn Special Releases Tasting

Our yearly tasting calendar is a varied list of events, taking in everything from whisky to spirits and liqueurs, with even an occasional foray into the world of fizzy wine – tickets to our next tasting, Growers’…

Continue reading »

Glenmorangie Milsean – sweet drams are made of this

6 Comments on Glenmorangie Milsean – sweet drams are made of this

Glenmorangie Milsean

Launched in 2010, Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series has given a home to the experiments Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, had been carrying out on a smaller scale for many years….

Continue reading »

Starward – a New World Whisky

3 Comments on Starward – a New World Whisky

Starward

Australian whisky is on the up. This is far from a new thing, with Sullivans Cove French Oak picking up the World’s Best Whisky award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014 and more distilleries…

Continue reading »

Laphroaig 1997 TWE Exclusive – a steal of a price

10 Comments on Laphroaig 1997 TWE Exclusive – a steal of a price

Laphroaig 1997 bbr

Continuing our Laphroaig theme from yesterday, we’ve got a great TWE exclusive to share – Laphroaig 1997 bottled by Berry Brothers. However, we also have an admission to make: we’ve been selling it at the wrong price….

Continue reading »

Laphroaig 32 Year Old – the end of a special birthday year

8 Comments on Laphroaig 32 Year Old – the end of a special birthday year

Laphroaig 32

Laphroaig’s birthday celebrations have drawn to a close. It was their 200th, so we don’t begrudge them a year of partying, especially as it has featured a few special releases. Things kicked off with the 15…

Continue reading »

New year, new drinks of the month for January

No Comments on New year, new drinks of the month for January

Of The Month January 2016

The new year is starting with a bang – three new drinks of the month each with a great money-saving deal. I’ll start with the Malt of the Month, as it’s a whisky that I tried…

Continue reading »

Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc

13 Comments on Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc

Inver House Aged Tasting

For our final tasting of 2015, we welcomed Inver House Distillers to showcase some of their whiskies, focusing on an aspect of whisky that most companies are not talking about much these days: long ageing….

Continue reading »

Compass Box – 15 not out

8 Comments on Compass Box – 15 not out

John Glaser Compass Box

Compass Box has long been one of my favourite blenders. Founded by whiskymaker John Glaser in 2000, it has gone from strength to strength. The team has been at the forefront of innovation, and is…

Continue reading »

Dalmore prize draw – win whisky worth more than £1,750!

10 Comments on Dalmore prize draw – win whisky worth more than £1,750!

Dalmore Prize Draw

It’s the season of prize draws at The Whisky Exchange, and the next on the list of great whiskies to win is an impressive set from Dalmore. With legendary master blender Richard Paterson travelling the world…

Continue reading »

New from Compass Box – Flaming Heart 5th and This is not a luxury Whisky

7 Comments on New from Compass Box – Flaming Heart 5th and This is not a luxury Whisky

Flaming Heart and This is not a luxury Whisky

We like a birthday at TWE. With our 15th anniversary year drawing to a close, we’ll happily use anyone else as an excuse to continue the party, and the folks at Compass Box have stepped…

Continue reading »

The Whisky Show 2015 – The Show Bottlings

6 Comments on The Whisky Show 2015 – The Show Bottlings

Show Bottlings

At The Whisky Show, I have either the best or worst job in TWE’s editorial team. Rocky is king of the masterclasses, setting up, breaking down and generally keeping the ship on an even keel;…

Continue reading »

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold – Life in the freezer

9 Comments on Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold – Life in the freezer

Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

I love it when people send me whisky, and a nice drop of Dalwhinnie? Great. Winter’s Gold is the latest in Diageo’s No Age Statement versions of core Classic Malts, following on from the likes…

Continue reading »

Port Askaig – new batches and very old drams

9 Comments on Port Askaig – new batches and very old drams

Port Askaig

We always look forward to new releases from Speciality Drinks Ltd. As a sister company of The Whisky Exchange, we hear whispers of what’s coming next and get an occasional taste, and we’ve been eagerly…

Continue reading »

Nikka – ageless classics

7 Comments on Nikka – ageless classics

Sayumi Oyama Nikka tasting TWE Vinopolis

Japanese whisky has seen a huge growth in recognition over the past year, partly due to Yamazaki Sherry Cask being named as 2015 World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It has…

Continue reading »
Showing page
1 of 15
Scroll To Top