Category Archives: Whisky Tasting Notes

 

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 >>

Balvenie Peated Cask 17yo Tasting Notes

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 without exception sold extremely well. … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Pe2: Tasting Notes

Yes, it’s finally here! Elements of Islay Pe2 has arrived, and, well, not to blow our own trumpet or anything – but it’s a monster! I tasted this over an hour ago and I can still taste the last of my second … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.5: Arran

Welcome to the final part of this Whisky Tasting Pentathlon – a mini-marathon of whisky blogs on my recent tasting odyessy. I was in St. James’s last week for one of Eddie Ludlow’s Whisky Lounge tastings – a run-through of … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.4: Old Pulteney

The next tasting in what was turning out to be a mammoth month was back in Vinopolis again: Old Pulteney, conducted by affable distillery manager Malcolm Waring, who gave a very interesting presentation on the history of Scotland’s most northerly … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.3: Isle of Jura

We’re all about fun and enjoyment (and whisky) here on the TWE Blog, so I’m going to try not to mention the ‘F’ word (F**tb*ll) too much, out of consideration for the poor England fans who now have at least another … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.2: Glenlivet

Welcome to day two of my summaries of the last month’s tasting adventures, and it’s straight on with the show. Next up in this Whisky Tasting Pentathlon is a highlight from Ian Logan’s tasting at Glenlivet during our press jolly.  … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.1: Aberlour

Lord, it’s been hectic.  After a holiday in Bruges (3 days, 28 different beers and Lagavulin 16 at four euros for a double during happy hour at the hotel – nice), swiftly followed by our Glenlivet trip (and then trying … Continue reading >>

One for the Road: Port Ellen Signatory Tasting Notes

It’s getting late on Friday, and suddenly three more samples are sitting on my desk.  Nothing new there, but these are from Signatory – I think this is the first time I’ve seen a sample from them. My main feelings for Signatory … Continue reading >>

TWE 10th Anniversary Clynelish

First up, an update on the Name That Bourbon competition: we’ve had well over a thousand suggestions so far, but still no winner - I did tell you that SDL are pretty picky!  Thank you all for your entries, especially the heroic Angus … Continue reading >>

St. Patrick’s Day Cooley Irish Whiskey Tasting

We were privileged to have Cooley distillery’s Noel Sweeney conduct a St. Patrick’s Day tasting for us at The Whisky Exchange in Vinopolis, showing off a range of their fine products. We started off with three examples of the new … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Rollercoaster & TWE 10th Anniversary

Time for some more tasting notes now, but first a quick check on the predictions… Well, the Ardbeg debate has definitely kicked off on the forums, with the news that the official website have raised their price of Ardbeg 10yo … Continue reading >>