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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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TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: Exotic Fruit with Dave Broom

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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,…

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A trip to Balblair

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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…

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Single Malts of Scotland Springbank 1999

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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….

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

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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…

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Tasting Notes: Port Ellen 1982 Royal Wedding Whisky

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Notes: Caol Ila Moch

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Notes: Glenugie 1977 Deoch an Doras

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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’…

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Whisky Tasting Notes: Lochside 1981 TWE

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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…

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Diageo Special Releases 2010

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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…

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Talisker Vs. Borough Market Tasting

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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…

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Amrut Special Reserve Tasting Notes

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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…

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Balvenie Peated Cask 17yo Tasting Notes

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There’s been a few reviews of this forthcoming Balvenie release already, so I thought I might as well stick my oar in.  These Balvenie 17yo’s have been coming out pretty regularly for a while now and have…

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