Have a look around Shackleton’s Hut

The fine folks at Google like to play around with shiny things and one of their many obsessions over the last year has been Antarctica. They added streetview to selected areas of the big icy continent and have followed it … Continue reading >>

Our Pop-up shop…it lives…

Following on from my last post on the subject, our temporary shop (only around the corner from our traditional location in Vinopolis) is now fully armed and operational. We’ll be there while Vinopolis is rebuilt/refurbished and hosts GLOBAL SPORTING EVENT … Continue reading >>

Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs and the Green Fairy

I like absinthe. I’ve outed myself as an absinthe fan in public on a number of occasions, and over the years, slowly but surely, it seems that people are coming around to the idea that absinthe isn’t just for making … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.3

[Tim and Sukhinder's sojourn in Japan continues at Chichibu with an epic tasting of dozens of full-strength single cask Karuizawas… you can read about their earlier adventures on the trip here and here.] After our fascinating tour of Chichibu we … Continue reading >>

Balvenie, a crafty bunch

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 the last couple of years’. … Continue reading >>

Tasting AE Dor and Grosperrin Cognac with Ed Bates

This month’s first tasting down at our Shop was another stepping out of the confines of grain spirits, this time into the world of boiled wine, specifically cognac. We were joined by Mousquetaire d’Armagnac and TWE shop brandy man Ed … Continue reading >>

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

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 Disease outbreak that recently hit … Continue reading >>

Website Maintenance – Sunday June 24th

Just a quick note that The Whisky Exchange website will be down from midnight to 8am on Sunday June 24th for maintenance.   We’ll stop accepting orders shortly before midnight, to give people a chance to finish checkout and not … Continue reading >>

Our Shop is Moving! (temporarily)

The summer is upon us and with it there is an unnamed sporting event happening in our capital. That, along with a chunk of serious building work, means that Vinopolis, the home of our shop these last 7 years, will … Continue reading >>

Glen Garioch Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

We had a great tasting of the full delights of Glen Garioch at TWE Vinopolis the other week.  Iain McCallum, Morrison Bowmore’s Malt Master, regaled us with tales of traumatic hangover breakfasts, an unfortunate incident with a boiler, and how he … Continue reading >>

Copper Fox Rye

We’ve had a host of American whiskeys arrive at TWE Towers recently, with limited edition Jack Daniel’s, big bottles of Bulleit Rye, Wild Turkey 81 and a selection of old bottles all turning up in the last few months. However the … Continue reading >>

Cinco de Mayo at TWE Vinopolis

Most of my blog posts recently seem to have started off with a “there are other spirits in the world that aren’t whisky” type of sentiment, which is getting a bit long in the tooth. However, I’m going to stretch … Continue reading >>