Bourbon Competition Closed

Yes, folks – the bourbon competition is now closed, so please don’t send in any more entries! It’s fair to say that SBL have been overwhelmed by the response to the competition.  With over 2000 entries, whittling the wheat from the chaff has … Continue reading >>

TWE 10th Anniversary Clynelish

First up, an update on the Name That Bourbon competition: we’ve had well over a thousand suggestions so far, but still no winner - I did tell you that SDL are pretty picky!  Thank you all for your entries, especially the heroic Angus … Continue reading >>

St. Patrick’s Day Cooley Irish Whiskey Tasting

We were privileged to have Cooley distillery’s Noel Sweeney conduct a St. Patrick’s Day tasting for us at The Whisky Exchange in Vinopolis, showing off a range of their fine products. We started off with three examples of the new … Continue reading >>

Bourbon Competition: Keep ‘Em Coming!

Well, I have to say a big thank you for all your entries into our Bourbon Competition! We’ve been inundated with suggestions over the last week.  I stopped counting after the first couple of hundred, but the Word document that I carefully cut … Continue reading >>

Bourbon Competition: Win £500 credit at TWE!

Yes, it’s competition time again – and this time we’re upping the stakes with a truly fantastic prize: £500 credit at The Whisky Exchange!!  Our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd are going to launch a new premium bourbon soon – and they … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Rollercoaster & TWE 10th Anniversary

Time for some more tasting notes now, but first a quick check on the predictions… Well, the Ardbeg debate has definitely kicked off on the forums, with the news that the official website have raised their price of Ardbeg 10yo … Continue reading >>

Secrets from Sukhinder’s Stash: Pride of Strathspey 1938

People assume that those of us privileged to work in the drinks trade spend our working hours constantly swigging free cocktails at trendy nitespots, before going home with supermodels, and only emerging from our dens of iniquity at two in … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog Whisky Predictions for 2010 – Pt. 2

Okay, so it’s been a while getting these down – apologies if anyone was waiting (joke). Right, firstly I need to apologise to Rob and Dave from Whisky Mag for something I said in the last blog. For the record, … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog Whisky Predictions for 2010 Pt.1

Okay, so the London transport network is f@cked, there’s more snow due this afternoon and I live too far away from work to risk trying to get in and find myself stuck in Park Royal when I try to get … Continue reading >>

Octomore 2.2 – Pictures and (Official) Tasting Notes

First things first.  Open a new window and listen to this while you’re reading the blog.  It’ll put you in a good mood, and this might be the last you see of me before Christmas, so I want you to be … Continue reading >>

Another Whisky Show Ticket Prize Draw!!

Well, after the success of the last prize draw for The Whisky Show, I felt kind of bad for all the unlucky applicants – so I asked for more tickets and they said Yes! This time the tickets are for SATURDAY … Continue reading >>

Whisky Show Prize Draw Winners!

Thank you all for entering the prize draw for The Whisky Show tickets!  I was shocked with the number of entries received.  More importantly, I only had two numpties who couldn’t follow the instructions, so my faith in your intelligence … Continue reading >>