Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

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We had a tremendous Elements of Islay tasting at TWE Vinopolis on Monday 13th May, hosted by Simon Roser and Franchi Ferla of Simply Whisky. Simply Whisky are great pals of TWE and have their own unique…

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Ardbog Day

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If you’re reading this, then it’s highly likely that you know that Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, is currently happening over on Islay and Jura. You probably also know that the…

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Tasting Notes: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

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Around the time of The Whisky Show last year we were rather pleased to have scored some whisky from a brand new distiller on the single malt scene – Goa’s John Distilleries, makers of Paul…

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Mezcal and Sotol at TWE Vinopolis

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[We would like to welcome Sam Jeffrey, one of our latest recruits to the good ship TWE Vinopolis, to the blog! Here’s his debut post, a write-up on our Cinco de Mayo tasting from the…

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Tasting Notes: Talisker Port Ruighe

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The folks at Diageo have been paying a bit of attention to Talisker recently. With the 35 year old Special Release at the end of last year, a packaging update for the 10 year old, the…

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The Whisky Lounge London Festival & Dram and Jam

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This year is, for us, the year of whisky festivals. Along with our own Whisky Show, which is shaping up to be even more impressive than before (which was pretty impressive already), we’ve also been…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.8: Japanese Whisky Bars

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[Welcome to the penultimate episode of TWE’s epic Karuizawa trip, in which we visit some amazing Japanese whisky bars. The previous posts can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] Our friends from France and Taiwan had departed, but…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.7: Endgame for Karuizawa

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[Welcome to the seventh instalment of TWE’s big Karuizawa trip to Japan.  You can read the earlier episodes here, here, here, here, here and here.] After our excellent evening out at Helmsdale we awoke the…

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TWE Whisky Show 2013 – Balvenie Masterclass & Early-Bird Tickets

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Organisation for TWE Whisky Show 2013 continues apace and tickets are selling even faster than we were hoping. We’ve got a couple of announcements that are going out today across our various show channels and…

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Tasting Notes: Longrow Rundlets and Kilderkins

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One of our favourite bottlings last year was the now sold out Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins. It reignited my love of Springbank’s whiskies, after a while of trying to remember what it was I used…

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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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