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 >>

World Gin Day 2012

Some say it tastes of petrol; others like it with tonic; a few of us even like drinking it on its own. I am of course speaking of gin, the finest juniper-led spirit of our time. A few years ago … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange – Independent Retailer of the Year 2012

We’re delighted to announce that The Whisky Exchange has scooped another gong!  At the UK’s biggest drinks trade event, the London International Wine Fair held in Excel last week, TWE was named as Independent Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Drinks Business … Continue reading >>

New at TWE – Wemyss Malts

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 we now have the Wemyss … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Day at TWE Vinopolis

Fèis Ìle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, will be upon us shortly and despite our shop being almost as far from Islay as you can get while still being in the UK (as the crow flies) we wanted … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.2: Karuizawa Casks and Chichibu distillery

This is the second instalment of Tim F’s report on TWE blog’s recent Karuizawa & Chichibu whisky trip to Japan.  You can read part 1 here. The following morning, refreshed after a sound night’s sleep but still occasionally feeling the … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012 – Tickets Now On Sale

We’re delighted to announce that The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show (the UK’s greatest whisky tasting event in our thoroughly biased opinion) will be returning to Vinopolis on 6th-7th October 2012 – and tickets are on sale now! As ever, this … Continue reading >>

English Whisky at TWE Vinopolis

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 tastings, celebrating St George’s Day … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.1

Last month, I was privileged to join Sukhinder on a trip to Japan as guests of Number One Drinks Co., who import some of Japan’s finest whiskies into the UK, including Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu and his famous Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Fans … Continue reading >>

I’m Beggin for a Kilbeggan

[A post today from Chris, shop assistant manager and tastings overlord. What follows is the outcome of allowing him to travel the country by train, giving him all that time to sit and think as the countryside rushes by...] Amidst … Continue reading >>

The Great Speyburn Conundrum

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 25 year-old manage to scoop … Continue reading >>

Kamm & Sons – The Return!

The recent wave of classic cocktail fever making its way around the world has not only reawakened interest in suit tailoring options that allow a bartender to correctly perform a Hard Shake, but also a number of styles of drink … Continue reading >>