TWE Blog’s Festive Whiskies

It’s the time of year when one’s thoughts turn to what to treat oneself to over the festive period.  Let’s make no bones about it – although it’s an absurdly over-privileged, first world thing to say and we should all be thankful … Continue reading >>

Bruichladdich Tasting with Craig Johnstone

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 got a distillery whose brand … Continue reading >>

Vinopolis Shop – Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Despite our best efforts in previous years, it isn’t possible to lock our London shop up over Christmas with all the staff contained within, ensuring that they are available to cater to your every in-person beverage need at any hour … Continue reading >>

Kavalan – Now Available at TWE!

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 bottles of booze across borders … Continue reading >>

Discounted postage, discontinued whiskies, toasts, a Christmas gift finder and more…

It’s been a rather busy few months at TWE and that’s before we’ve hit the Christmas rush. We like to show off some of the things we’ve done from time to time, so here are some things. Firstly, we’ve been … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting: The Glenlivet at TWE Vinopolis

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 packed crowd in Vinopolis’s newly-revamped … Continue reading >>

Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old

Balvenie‘s 12 year old DoubleWood is one of Speyside’s most-loved drams amongst the whisky fraternity, with many whisky nuts (yours truly included) citing it as a key ‘gateway’ malt.  I certainly have vivid memories of it being poured liberally in my … Continue reading >>

Christmas Delivery Cut-off Dates

As you may have noticed, Christmas is drawing near. As such the postal system is getting bogged down around the world and parcels may take a little longer than usual to arrive. In order to make sure that your orders … Continue reading >>

Jack Daniel’s Holiday Select 2012

Jack Daniel’s like their limited edition bottlings. We’ve got a stack of them over on the website and while many of them are simply collectible bottles they do like to shake things up and bottle a few interesting variants on … Continue reading >>

Ilegal Mezcal

Some products take a little longer to reach our shelves than others, and one that we’ve been waiting on for quite a while is Ilegal Mezcal, freshly launched in the UK this November. We’re big fans of agave spirits at … Continue reading >>

Balcones – Don’t Mess With Texas

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 two public appearances of these … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

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 arrived at Vinopolis on Sunday … Continue reading >>