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Tasting Balblair at TWE Vinopolis with John MacDonald

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We don’t often do ‘repeats’ at our monthly masterclasses. With over 100 distilleries in Scotland, and even more outside of the fabled north we try to mix things up a bit. However, sometimes we give…

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Tasting Notes: Glendronach 1995 PX Cask Exclusive to TWE

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Never say we’re not good to you.  TWE have teamed up with Glendronach to bring you a very special heavily sherried single cask.  Bottled in March 2013, Cask #4682 was distilled on 8th November 1995 and…

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Tasting Notes: An Cnoc 22 Year Old

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An Cnoc is the single malt from Knockdhu distillery, and although it’s relatively low profile compared to some other Speyside malts, they’ve been quietly producing very good whiskies for some time now. Certainly the 16 year old…

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Kavalan Fino and King Car Conductor

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With Whisky Live London only a few weeks away we’ve been getting ready to run the on-site whisky shop. We’ve been looking through who’ll be exhibiting to make sure we bring along all the bottles…

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Tasting Notes: FEW Spirits

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As we’ve seen over the last year the world of craft distilling is exploding. They’ve been seeing the fruits of the expansion over in the USA for a while but there are two big challenges…

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Lost Distilleries at TWE Vinopolis

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The new year is definitely under way and our tastings at TWE Vinopolis have entered a new phase. Over the last few years we’ve been focused heavily on branded tastings, with companies showing off their…

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Glenmorangie Ealanta

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January is normally a bit boring for whisky releases. Christmas has been and gone, people are counting pennies and the whisky industry is plotting quietly as the end of the tax year heaves itself over…

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Tasting the 2012 Diageo Special Releases at TWE Vinopolis

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Since 2001 Diageo have announced, in October of each year, their Special Release Range. Each series of bottles is picked to highlight the best of their distilleries and are acknowledged to be landmark bottlings, representing…

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Bruichladdich Tasting with Craig Johnstone

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Ever since Bruichladdich’s acquisition by Rémy Martin earlier this year they’ve been very much at the forefront of the whisky news. Throw into the mix the culmination of some of their pre-buyout plans and you’ve…

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Kavalan – Now Available at TWE!

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The world of international whisky is growing but one of the barriers to the spreading of the various brands to all four corners of the globe is the joy of distribution. It’s hard to send…

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Whisky Tasting: The Glenlivet at TWE Vinopolis

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We had a superb tasting at Vinopolis a couple of Mondays back.  We were delighted to welcome the affable and gregarious Ian Logan, ‘The’ Glenlivet’s global brand ambassador to introduce no less than eight outstanding drams to a…

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Balcones – Don't Mess With Texas

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I have to admit I wasn’t all aboard the whole “craft distilling” boat when I heard that we were bringing the likes of Corsair, Balcones, and Redemption into the UK for the first time, but after…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

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After a hectic first day of this year’s TWE Whisky Show had ended with a well-behaved single pint at the egregiously smelly (but comprehensively beer-endowed) Rake Bar before an early retirement on account of toothache, I…

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Karuizawa – The Spirit of Asama

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One of the things that I didn’t realise before I started working at TWE was quite how slow boats are. We’ve been waiting for quite a while for our latest shipment of whisky to arrive…

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Whisky and Art?

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[We are joined this week by one of our newest recruits in the shop – regular target of antipodean jokes and actual Australian, Mr Joel Eastman] After an Olympic-sized hiatus, our regular tasting evenings finally…

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