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Burns Night with TWE & Vinopolis

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For the Scotch whisky lover there’s one event that pops up early in the calendar that gives the perfect excuse for a bit of a special dram or three – Burns Night. On and around…

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Balvenie's Craftsman's Reserve #1 – The Cooper

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We look forward to new releases at TWE Towers just like everyone else and when Balvenie announced an online unveiling of their newest dram, along with tasting packs for us to follow on at home,…

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Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.2

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[Following on the first part of Tim’s write-up of his trip to Midleton, we jump straight back in with talk of the new expressions from Irish Distillers.] We’re back in the Distillers Cottage at the Old…

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TWE Blog's Christmas Whisky: Bowmore Tempest 3

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There’s been a few great whiskies this year, many of them Irish and some classics from independent bottlers (including a few zingers from our good selves, I must add immodestly).  So this is not my Whisky of the…

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Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.1

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In early May, TWE Blog was one of a small group of highly-privileged whisky folk invited to attend a special event at the Midleton distillery in Cork. Although the invite mentioned the launch of the…

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Compass Box's Last Vatted Grain

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We’re rather fond of Compass Box’s Last Vatted Malt, having received a bottle a few days for approval, but I’ve been waiting for something else – The Last Vatted Grain. I’m a big grain whisky…

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Last Vatted Malt: Compass Box Get Reactionary

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Dateline: 22nd November 2011.  Time: 11.59pm. Venue: A secret location in London.  There’s going to be a raucous party this evening – a sort of ‘pre-wake’, if you will (don’t worry, all will become clear).  A fancy…

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Balvenie's Batch 2s – Tun 1401 and 40 year old

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The folks at Balvenie like keeping busy. After a summer of random events they’ve hunkered down as we approach the end of the year and have done that which we know them for most –…

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Tasting Notes: Redbreast 12yo Cask Strength

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A ripple of excitement went through the whiskey world last week when it was revealed that Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers Ltd, owners of the Midleton complex, were launching a cask strength version of arguably the…

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Tasting the Tomatin range with Douglas Campbell

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This week we welcome back TWE Vinopolis’s Duncan Ross to tell us about one of our recent tasting events. Take it away Duncan… As you travel north from Perth on the winding A9 you will…

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Port Askaig Harbour 19 Year Old

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It’s with great regret that we must announce that the Port Askaig 17 year-old – Speciality Drinks’ superb mystery single Islay malt which became the whisky version of a soundtrack [a tastetrack? – Ed.] to TWEBlog &…

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A trip to Knockdhu

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[This is Part 4 of Billy’s trip around the Inver House distilleries.  If you haven’t already, you should check out his scribblings from Balblair, Pulteney and Speyburn] After leaving Speyburn we hacked back over to…

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A trip to Speyburn

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[This is the third instalment of Billy’s trip around the Inver House distilleries.  If you haven’t already, check out his visits to Balblair and Pulteney] The next stop on our tour of the Inver House distilleries…

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Penderyn

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Please welcome mouthy young upstart Toby Quirk to the blog. Toby is a Spiritual Advisor to our Vinopolis shop and most recent member of staff to discover that going on a trip to a distillery comes with…

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A trip to Pulteney

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Leg 2 of my Inver House distilleries tour started off with a bit of a drive. Our departure point was Edderton, home of Balblair, and our destination was Wick, site of the Pulteney distillery. Scotland…

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