Category Archives: Whisky Tasting Notes

 

Highland Park Freya

Continuing the yearly releases as part of the Valhalla Collection, the latest edition has now arrived – Highland Park Freya. Investing in a series of whiskies that only has one release a year is a bit of a gamble for … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2013 Tasting with Colin Dunn

If there’s one thing we can’t be accused of here at TWE, it’s not kicking the year of tastings off in some style. As we did last year, we began by welcoming the imitable Colin Dunn back to Vinopolis, just … Continue reading >>

Glenmorangie Companta – Private Collection V

Dr Bill Lumsden likes looking ahead. At the launch of his latest creation, the Glenmorangie Companta, he talked about his plans for the future – he currently has 29 new Glenmorangie bottlings in development. While not all of these will … Continue reading >>

New TWE Exclusives from Ledaig and Glentauchers

Despite mentioning how we of the drinks business like to have a bit of a rest in January in my Burns Night post, it seems that this year there is to be no further rest. Over the last couple of … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Compass Box The General

Compass Box never sit on their laurels for long. After last year’s Great King Street releases (New York, Experimental 00-V4 and Experimental TR-06) and Delilah’s it looked like they were jumping headfirst into the world of blended whisky, rather than … Continue reading >>

The Ones That (Might Have) Got Away

One of our big tasks in December is finding interesting products to put special offers on. These can be things we’ve got lots of bottles of, things that we can knock some money off and things that we can give … Continue reading >>

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 >>