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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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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Gordon & Macphail's Greatest Hits

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Our opening tasting of the second day of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show was a bit different to the others. Firstly it was a sequel, following up from last year’s incredible Gordon & Macphail Timeline…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – From Scotland to Japan

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One of the things that we’ve become known for at TWE Whisky Show is our masterclasses. From the legendary Port Ellen vertical in our first year, to Serge Valentin’s Brora masterclass in year two and…

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New Shininess from Compass Box

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We rather like the folks at Compass Box. They’ve got a great range of whiskies, produce interesting things and even when they make new drams that are exclusive to other people (have a look around…

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Ardbeg Galileo

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For those just interested in the titular whisky who don’t want to read my random wifflings here’s a tl;dr version of this blog post: despite the rumours Ardbeg Galileo is not sold out everywhere and…

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New Single Malts of Scotland

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Just a quickie to announce the arrival of some new Single Malts of Scotland releases from our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd (SDL).  They’ve been quite quiet on the bottling front this year, but with…

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Some Experiments from Buffalo Trace

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Hi all, Nic here. I’ve been on the (blogging) shelf for a while, but we’ve had some new Bourbons trickling in at the The Whisky Exchange and I thought I would share a few of…

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Some New Johnnie Walkers…

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We’ve been meaning to say something up here on the blog for a while about the new additions to the Johnnie Walker range, so finally here are some notes. Earlier this year it was announced…

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A Taste of Kilchoman with Anthony Wills

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We’re having a little break from tastings down at TWE Vinopolis, although we’re still catching up with the write-ups here at HQ. I’d like to say that it’s so that we can have a rest…

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Balvenie, a crafty bunch

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The folks at Balvenie have been a bit busy recently. In fact, that seems to be the way I start off most posts about them, so I suspect the ‘recently’ is more of a ‘for…

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North British 50 year Old – Douglas Laing's Directors' Cut

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North British distillery has been in the news recently and unfortunately it’s not been due to whisky. Happily it was announced last week that the distillery’s cooling towers were not the source of a Legionnaire’s…

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New at TWE – Wemyss Malts

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We’re always looking for new and interesting whiskies to put on our shelves here at TWE but somehow we’ve managed to have a hole in our independents lineup around the W-mark. But no longer, as…

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English Whisky at TWE Vinopolis

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While we’re busy running around at HQ finishing up some SEKRIT PROJECTS (of which more will be heard shortly…) the folks down at our Vinopolis shop have been continuing running their series of rather excellent…

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The Great Speyburn Conundrum

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There’s been some curious goings-on around the recent elevation of one of the most unfashionable whiskies ever to walk away with a gong at the World Whisky Awards.  The main question is: How on earth did Speyburn…

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Tuthilltown's Hudson Whiskey

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Over here in the UK we don’t hear all that much from the burgeoning US craft distilling movement, apart from occasional articles in magazines and on blogs assuring us that it is growing. The problem…

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