Category Archives: Whisky Tasting Notes

 

The Great Speyburn Conundrum

There’s been some curious goings-on around the recent elevation of one of the most unfashionable whiskies ever to walk away with a gong at the World Whisky Awards.  The main question is: How on earth did Speyburn 25 year-old manage to scoop … Continue reading >>

Tuthilltown’s Hudson Whiskey

Over here in the UK we don’t hear all that much from the burgeoning US craft distilling movement, apart from occasional articles in magazines and on blogs assuring us that it is growing. The problem with a small distiller is … Continue reading >>

Tasting the Single Pot Still range with Barry Crockett

We may have been a couple of days late for a proper St Patrick’s day celebration, but we gathered a bunch of Irish whiskey fans at Vinopolis on Monday to have a go anyway. The plan was simple – taste … Continue reading >>

Glenfiddich’s ‘New’ Releases

The folks at Glenfiddich have been busy recently. Since Christmas we’ve had a couple of new and interesting bottles pop through our warehouse doors, and just this week another new whisky has appeared on our shelves. To celebrate this fact, … Continue reading >>

Ardmore and Littlemill from Single Malts of Scotland

When it comes to independent releases from Speciality Drinks we’ve been a bit quiet since The Whisky Show. However, we’re leading off the new year with a pair of bottlings. There was a preview of the first one at The … Continue reading >>

An evening of Lagavulin with Messrs Dunn, Lafond and Hain.

It’s quite scary that other than our Burns Night extravaganza in mid-February we haven’t run any whisky tastings yet this year. We’ve got a rather full schedule for the next few months to make up for our mild hibernation over … Continue reading >>

Exploring the Buffalo Trail at TWE Vinopolis

A new face on the blog this week, with Nic Vaughn from our trade desk taking the reins. When I was asked to write about this particular tasting by the whisky wizards, Tim and Billy [You may contribute to the … Continue reading >>

The Mighty Thor

Highland Park are an interesting bunch. Their fans are numerous and (in the nicest possible way) rabid; their detractors are a much smaller group who in recent times have focused on a couple of things that they do, one of … Continue reading >>

Burns Night with TWE & Vinopolis

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 the birthday of Robert Burns … Continue reading >>

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

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, me and Tim of this … Continue reading >>

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

[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 Midleton distillery, where Irish Distillers’ … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog’s Christmas Whisky: Bowmore Tempest 3

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 Year – there’s just too … Continue reading >>