Category Archives: Whisky Tasting Notes

 

Tasting Notes: 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 for the company running the … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

[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 that I approached the next … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

We had a tremendous Elements of Islay tasting at TWE Vinopolis on Monday 13th May, hosted by Simon Roser and Franchi Ferla of Simply Whisky. Simply Whisky are great pals of TWE and have their own unique take on whisky: their events … Continue reading >>

Ardbog Day

If you’re reading this, then it’s highly likely that you know that Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, is currently happening over on Islay and Jura. You probably also know that the distilleries, each assigned a day … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

Around the time of The Whisky Show last year we were rather pleased to have scored some whisky from a brand new distiller on the single malt scene – Goa’s John Distilleries, makers of Paul John Single Malt Whisky . … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Talisker Port Ruighe

The folks at Diageo have been paying a bit of attention to Talisker recently. With the 35 year old Special Release at the end of last year, a packaging update for the 10 year old, the recent release of Storm and a … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Longrow Rundlets and Kilderkins

One of our favourite bottlings last year was the now sold out Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins. It reignited my love of Springbank’s whiskies, after a while of trying to remember what it was I used to like about them, and … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill

The folks at The Balvenie aren’t really known for changing their core range around all that much. We’ve had DoubleWood 12yo for a while now, with David Stewart’s Signature 12yo coming in as the new kid on the block a … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Talisker Storm

“These go to eleven… well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?” Facts: Diageo have released a No-Age-Statement (NAS) edition of their Talisker single malt. This new iteration is called Storm and is purportedly ‘more intense and smoky, with enhanced and vibrant … Continue reading >>

St. Patrick’s Day Tasting at Vinopolis with Bushmills

The Whisky Exchange in Vinopolis was treated to a particularly comprehensive vertical tasting of the Bushmills range of Irish whiskeys on Monday 18th March in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Leading the tasting was the charming and enthusiastic Robert Galbraith, Bushmills’s … Continue reading >>

Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

Once again, TWE were in full effect at last weekend’s Whisky Live in London, which was held in its now-traditional location of Armoury House, home of the British Army’s oldest regiment, the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC).  Today, the Company regiment … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Highland Park Loki

A year and a bit since the first release in the series, the second entry in the Valhalla Collection has arrived – Highland Park Loki. The makeup of Loki was conceived around the same time as last year’s Thor and … Continue reading >>