Category Archives: Whisky Tasting Notes

 

Glenfiddich Spirit of a Nation

December saw the official launch of the Glenfiddich ‘Spirit of a Nation’ 29 Year Old Limited Edition. The bottling was produced to commemorate their sponsorship of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Challenge 2013. This is the second year … Continue reading >>

Girvan Patent Still

Single Grain Scotch Whisky (as defined by our SWA overlords) has long had an ambiguous existence in the global whisky industry. Produced primarily to supply the overwhelming demand for Blended Scotch Whisky, it rarely sees the light of day bottled … Continue reading >>

New Karuizawa 1981 – On Sale Wednesday and Thursday

A quick heads up for you loyal blog readers: we have a new Karuizawa going on sale tomorrow. There are a few bottles appearing elsewhere, but it’s pretty much a TWE exclusive and we’re rather pleased to have snagged this … Continue reading >>

Caol Ila Masterclass with Colin Dunn

Monday 11th November saw the eagerly anticipated return to Vinopolis of Colin Dunn, Diageo Whisky Ambassador and recently deserved inductee into the Keepers of the Quaich. Star of such classic tastings as “Barley and the Chocolate Factory featuring Johnnie Walker” … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2013

Autumn is upon us and the Diageo Special Releases 2013 are here. For those not up to speed on Diageo’s yearly release cycle, about now every year they release a range of whiskies from across the distilleries they own, including … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Redbreast 21 Year Old

It’s a matter of record that I’m a huge fan of Irish Distillers, as evidenced by all manner of embarrassing fanboy gushing across the virtual pages of this blog.  I was obviously over the moon, then, when I heard that … Continue reading >>

The Latest from the Elements of Islay

This year’s Whisky Show has been a rather busy time for us. Not only did we have a show to put on (it went very well, thank you for asking – our writeup of the weekend is over here) but … Continue reading >>

The Macallan 1824 Series and Macallan M

We’ve alluded to the Macallan’s recently released 1824 Series a few times in recent blog posts, but we’ve not really had a chance to sit down and properly dig in to what the range offers. With the top of the … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Shop’s 8th Birthday

Before we get on to tooting our own trumpets about our recent Whisky Show, we’ve got something else to celebrate that’s been pushed to the side because of that very same show. Back at the end of September The Whisky … Continue reading >>

Glenfarclas 1953 Queen’s Coronation Decanter

It’s difficult to believe that Her Maj has been sixty years on the throne.  But on 2nd June 1953, Elizabeth Windsor was crowned Sovereign of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth territories in Westminster Abbey. A little later the same year, … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

While Bowmore and Auchentoshan have had some attention from the new (well, newish – she joined them towards the end of 2011) Morrison Bowmore Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, the folks at Glen Garioch have been a little left out. Bowmore has a … Continue reading >>

Isle of Arran 18th Birthday Tasting

[This time we hand you over to Enrico, our shop's Japanese whisky expert and resident Italian. He really likes whisky from Arran...] We decided to host this tasting to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Isle of Arran distillery, a … Continue reading >>