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Tasting Notes: Redbreast 21 Year Old

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Red Breast 21

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,…

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The Latest from the Elements of Islay

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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…

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The Macallan 1824 Series and Macallan M

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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….

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The Whisky Exchange Shop's 8th Birthday

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TWE Vinopolis 8th Birthday Tasting

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…

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Glenfarclas 1953 Queen's Coronation Decanter

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Glenfarclas 1953 Queen's Coronation

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…

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Tasting Notes: Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

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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…

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Isle of Arran 18th Birthday Tasting

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Isle of Arran Distillers

[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…

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Auchentoshan Taste Experiments

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Auchentoshan Presents...

One of 2013’s more interesting press events took place last Tuesday, with the launch of Auchentoshan’s Taste Experiments Masterclasses.  Consumer tickets for these events sold out in a flash, with fans of the Glasgow malt…

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Tasting Notes: Tamdhu 10 Year Old

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Tamdhu 10 year old

We’ve had a number of relaunches over the last year, with reactions to the new whiskies being rather mixed. There’s been unfairly maligned releases like the Macallan 1824 Series and slightly confusing launches like the new…

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Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Whisky

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Mackmyra

The story of Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky distillery, famously began with a ski trip in 1998, when eight friends from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology went on holiday together and all brought bottles of whisky…

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John Walker & Sons Voyager – The Competition

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John Walker & Sons Voyager Competition

I like boats. From dinghies up to ferries I, for some reason, feel more at ease when surrounded by water. Having grown up inland it’s a bit of a mystery how this obsession developed, and…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012: Johnnie Walker Directors' Blend Tasting

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Johnnie Walker Director's Blends

[The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 is rapidly approaching, with Saturday tickets now sold out and the remaining Sunday tickets selling scarily well, so we thought we’d have a look back at our last masterclass…

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Tasting Notes: AnCnoc Peter Arkle Bricks

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Peter Arkle Bricks

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a sucker for nicely presented bottles. From gins with anthropomorphic foxes on the label to book shaped decanters and full-sized crystal skulls, I am tempted to acquire all…

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Tasting Notes: Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

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Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 launch was last night at the Balvenie whisky fete (still running today and tomorrow, 12 until 6pm) and I was fortunate enough to be on the invite list. Working…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

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[Welcome to the concluding episode of Tim F’s series of whisky adventures in Japan, in which more whisky bars are visited. Time-rich insomniacs can find the previous instalments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] It was with some trepidation…

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