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Benromach – 10k or not 10k

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Benromach

Distilleries come in all shapes and sizes and I recently took a trip to one of Scotland’s smallest: Benromach. Located in the town of Forres in the north of Speyside, the distillery dates to 1898. One…

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Springbank Distillery – a family affair

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Springbank

It’s hard to think that Campbeltown was once the whisky capital of the world. With just three distilleries in operation in the area now, you wonder what happened to the other 27 that were there…

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New Elements Of Islay – Billy Abbott edition!

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Elements of Islay

The Elements of Islay range of whiskies is one that’s very close to my heart. While it’s bottled by our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, the TWE Blog team often help out when putting together…

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Highland Park 12 – Malt of the Month

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Highland Park 12

We do lots of special offers over on The Whisky Exchange website, and every month we choose a new Malt of the Month to do a great deal on. While we’ve been doing this quietly…

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Ardbeg Auriverdes with Dr Bill Lumsden – liquid football!

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Ardbeg Auriverdes

It’s almost that time of year again – Ardbeg Day, with events happening all around the world. Each year the distillery releases a limited-edition whisky to commemorate the day (click here for our post on…

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The Single Malts of Scotland – new look and new whiskies

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Single Malts of Scotland

Our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, has unveiled a stylish new look for its Single Malts of Scotland (SMOS) range, as well as – count ’em – FIVE new bottlings. The new whiskies comprise a…

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The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15yo – My Sherry Amour

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Ears certainly pricked up at TWE HQ when news came in of a new release from The Balvenie. There will be those still mourning the loss of the bourbon-matured 15 Year Old Single Barrel (officially…

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Bowmore Darkest and Montezuma's Chocolate

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Bowmore Darkest Chocolate

With the Islay Festival of Malt and Music rapidly approaching, the island’s whiskies have been much on my mind. A little while back, we took delivery a big box of chocolate from the folks at…

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Singleton Sunray and Tailfire – Dufftown's latest

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Singleton Sunray and Tailfire

The Singleton is a worldwide phenomenon, hiding whisky from three different distilleries under one brand, with each appearing in different countries around the world. In the UK all of the readily available Singleton whisky comes…

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Peaty AnCnoc – Rutter and Flaughter

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anCnoc Peaty

Peat smoke. To many it’s the key flavour in whiskies and for others it’s the reason they don’t drink whisky. While only relatively few whiskies are actually noticeably peaty, it’s become one of the best-known…

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Dutch whisky and gin? Tasting the Zuidam range

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Zuidam

I’m a big fan of gin.  Some may regard pasta and milk as essential household items, but my house feels empty without a bottle or two of gin in it.  Recently I’ve been playing around…

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Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach

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Mortlach 15

There’s a lot of talk in the whisky world at the moment about Mortlach. They’re not the most mainstream of distilleries, but they are much loved by whisky connoisseurs (or geeks, as I like to…

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Irish Coffee Done Properly with Teeling Irish Whiskey

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Other than whisky (And beer. And vermouth. And noodles. And Lego) one of the biggest loves of my life is coffee. I have a hand grinder that I imported from Japan (well, bought from a…

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Hakushu and Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve – A Tasting

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Yamazaki and Hakushu Distiller's Reserve

Japanese whisky is proving to be rather popular at the moment and not being one to shy away from providing you with some lovely new whiskies, we were very pleased to have Shinji Fukuyo visit…

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Bruichladdich: A Visit

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Bruichladdich

We all have our favourite styles of whisky, each personal to us. For me, there’s nothing better than a whisky that’s a little bit different, or one I can sit and think about for hours…

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