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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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Tasting the Single Pot Still range with Barry Crockett

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We may have been a couple of days late for a proper St Patrick’s day celebration, but we gathered a bunch of Irish whiskey fans at Vinopolis on Monday to have a go anyway. The…

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Glenfiddich's 'New' Releases

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The folks at Glenfiddich have been busy recently. Since Christmas we’ve had a couple of new and interesting bottles pop through our warehouse doors, and just this week another new whisky has appeared on our…

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Ardmore and Littlemill from Single Malts of Scotland

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When it comes to independent releases from Speciality Drinks we’ve been a bit quiet since The Whisky Show. However, we’re leading off the new year with a pair of bottlings. There was a preview of…

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An evening of Lagavulin with Messrs Dunn, Lafond and Hain.

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It’s quite scary that other than our Burns Night extravaganza in mid-February we haven’t run any whisky tastings yet this year. We’ve got a rather full schedule for the next few months to make up…

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Exploring the Buffalo Trail at TWE Vinopolis

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A new face on the blog this week, with Nic Vaughn from our trade desk taking the reins. When I was asked to write about this particular tasting by the whisky wizards, Tim and Billy…

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The Mighty Thor

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Highland Park are an interesting bunch. Their fans are numerous and (in the nicest possible way) rabid; their detractors are a much smaller group who in recent times have focused on a couple of things…

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Burns Night with TWE & Vinopolis

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For the Scotch whisky lover there’s one event that pops up early in the calendar that gives the perfect excuse for a bit of a special dram or three – Burns Night. On and around…

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Balvenie's Craftsman's Reserve #1 – The Cooper

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We look forward to new releases at TWE Towers just like everyone else and when Balvenie announced an online unveiling of their newest dram, along with tasting packs for us to follow on at home,…

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Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.2

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[Following on the first part of Tim’s write-up of his trip to Midleton, we jump straight back in with talk of the new expressions from Irish Distillers.] We’re back in the Distillers Cottage at the Old…

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TWE Blog's Christmas Whisky: Bowmore Tempest 3

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There’s been a few great whiskies this year, many of them Irish and some classics from independent bottlers (including a few zingers from our good selves, I must add immodestly).  So this is not my Whisky of the…

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Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.1

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In early May, TWE Blog was one of a small group of highly-privileged whisky folk invited to attend a special event at the Midleton distillery in Cork. Although the invite mentioned the launch of the…

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