Tasting Notes: Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill

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The folks at The Balvenie aren’t really known for changing their core range around all that much. We’ve had DoubleWood 12yo for a while now, with David Stewart’s Signature 12yo coming in as the new…

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TWE in Japan: Karuizawa Trip Pt.6

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[Welcome to the sixth instalment of our trip to Japan. Readers with too much time on their hands can catch up on the full story so far here, here, here, here and here.] After the…

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Whisky Investment Proof

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There’s a lot of controversy that surrounds the topic of whisky investment, and we’re not going to get into an extended debate over the rights and wrongs of it as the issue comes up almost constantly and…

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Tasting Notes: Talisker Storm

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“These go to eleven… well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?” Facts: Diageo have released a No-Age-Statement (NAS) edition of their Talisker single malt. This new iteration is called Storm and is purportedly ‘more intense and…

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Whisky 'Holy Grail' Uncovered in Scotland

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We are very proud to announce that after months of keeping an incredible discovery under wraps we can finally reveal it to the world. TWE have recently been involved in one of the most exciting…

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St. Patrick's Day Tasting at Vinopolis with Bushmills

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The Whisky Exchange in Vinopolis was treated to a particularly comprehensive vertical tasting of the Bushmills range of Irish whiskeys on Monday 18th March in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Leading the tasting was the charming…

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Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

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Once again, TWE were in full effect at last weekend’s Whisky Live in London, which was held in its now-traditional location of Armoury House, home of the British Army’s oldest regiment, the Honourable Artillery Company…

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Tasting Notes: Highland Park Loki

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A year and a bit since the first release in the series, the second entry in the Valhalla Collection has arrived – Highland Park Loki. The makeup of Loki was conceived around the same time…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 – Tickets on sale now!

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The more attentive amongst you may have noticed that one thing we’ve not yet done much trumpeting about is our yearly whisky show. Well, let the trumpeting begin – we’re back at Vinopolis on October…

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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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Rum and Cognac…together?

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While Tim and I often take on the role of roving reporters when it comes to our Vinopolis tastings, it’s not only us who make it along from HQ to ‘help out’. However, back at…

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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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TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.5

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[Welcome to the fifth part of TWE’s trip to Japan last year.  You can read the earlier instalments in this saga of inter-continental dramming here, here, here and here.] The town of Karuizawa is an…

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