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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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Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

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The TWE boys reflecting on the evening's festivities

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…

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Ardbog Day

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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…

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Tasting Notes: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

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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…

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