Category Archives: Whisky Tasting Notes

 

A trip to Pulteney

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 is a lot longer than … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: Exotic Fruit with Dave Broom

Another week and another masterclass has been announced for The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in October. It’s a slightly different look at a whisky tasting to normal, instead matching up flavours between the different bottlings, looking for the taste of … Continue reading >>

A trip to Balblair

The lovely folk of Inver House Distillers (the Scottish production wing of International Beverages) recently invited me along to a trip around four of their distilleries with a bunch of international bloggers. Not being one to turn down distillery tours, … Continue reading >>

Single Malts of Scotland Springbank 1999

A quick post today about a new bottling that we’ve just got in from our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, as part of the Single Malts of Scotland range – an 11 year old Springbank. It was matured in a … Continue reading >>

New Compass Box: The Great King Street Artist’s Blend

The chaps at Compass Box do seem to like keeping busy. After celebrating their 10th anniversary for most of last year they got their noses back to the grindstone and started work on some new whisky. We can happily say … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Port Ellen 1982 Royal Wedding Whisky

Just arrived – our very special single sherry cask 1982 Port Ellen Royal Wedding Reserve!  We mentioned this in our earlier guide to Royal Wedding whiskies, so let’s try and give you an idea of what it’s all about with … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Notes: Caol Ila Moch

It’s fair to say that I’ve had a good week. On Monday I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic Compass Box tasting at TWE Vinopolis, hosted by head honcho John Glaser, who took the rapt crowd through seven of his superb … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Notes: Glenugie 1977 Deoch an Doras

Chivas have launched a new range of cask strength single malts from extinct distilleries to compliment the Cask Strength Edition bottlings from their active distilleries.  ‘Deoch an Doras’ translates roughly as  ‘a drink at the door’ and refers to a dram … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Notes: Lochside 1981 TWE

Hello all, and welcome to the new look TWE Blog!  The Whisky Exchange’s resident design bod has tarted up the blog’s look and we now feel like some sort of internet whisky blog dandy in a new suit.  To celebrate, I thought … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2010

Ah, autumn. The turning of the leaves.  The smell of wet earth.  The first frost, and being able to see your breath in the mornings.  Treading in dogshit on the way home because it’s dark after 5pm and no-one’s cleared … Continue reading >>

Talisker Vs. Borough Market Tasting

Hello all, Have now returned from a delightful week in Wales, strolling on beaches, walking on cliff-tops and breathing smog-free air that hasn’t passed through several million internal combustion engines.  My one regret during my enjoyment of this pastoral idyll was … Continue reading >>

Amrut Special Reserve Tasting Notes

After a slight (ok, considerable) delay, the final TWE 10th anniversary bottling has finally arrived. Amrut has been one of the major success stories in the UK market over the last couple of years, and we’re delighted to present our own … Continue reading >>