Press Release ‘Trilogy’: Gold Bowmore

Continuing our trilogy of blog posts on noteworthy whisky press releases, let’s have a bit about the new Gold Bowmore. In contrast to Whyte & Mackay’s media-savvy pi$$-taking audaciousness, as discussed in my previous post and here, this press release is rather … Continue reading >>

Press Release ‘Trilogy’: Richard Paterson Going Cheap

Whisky press releases.  There are several super-efficient whisky blogs and sites on t’interweb that post them up long before I’ve even read them. However, it has to be said that the vast majority of these releases are profoundly dull, so I normally … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Exclusive Tasting Notes!!

I’m delighted to have a preview bottle of the general release of Ardbeg Corryvreckan sitting on my desk, so I thought I’d dip in and share my thoughts in what has turned out to be the first blog post for a few weeks (due to … Continue reading >>

More Great New Whisky Stuff

After the positive response I got from my last blog post on the positive whisky stuff happening at the moment – and because I’m a person with a generally sunny disposition (once the sun’s over the yard-arm at least) - I thought I’d continue … Continue reading >>

Whisky Blog PR Frenzy Pt. 2

After the last blog’s doom and gloom in the whisky world I thought I’d try and get a bit more upbeat, so this post is going to be more about fun events, websites, good news and other cool new whisky stuff. … Continue reading >>

Whisky Blog PR Frenzy

No post last week due to the fact that my colleagues and I were all up to our eyes in the preparation for (and subsequent execution of ) the Herculean task that is the TWE stockcount. In the meantime, a … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Dalmore 1980

In the interests of full disclosure, and to give any conspiracy theorists out there more grist for their mills, I will begin this blog by revealing that I and several other lucky whisky-lovers will be going to watch a cricket match on Monday … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 3yo Sneak Preview!!

Well well, what’s this? Yes, it’s a pre-release sample of Kilchoman 3yo, as dropped in by none other than Anthony Wills himself at a meeting with Sukhinder earlier this week. For those who can’t read the details on the photo, … Continue reading >>

Friends of TWE Blog: Irish Whiskey Trail

What with setting up ‘The Whisky Exchange & Friends’ Facebook group (use the button in the sidebar or click here to join), I haven’t had time to do much with the blog this week, but I’m just about caught up now, so here goes: I … Continue reading >>

New Octomore: First Pics

This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog… Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation.  Yikes!

New Swedish Whisky planned: Box Distillery

Sukhinder sent me over a brochure for a new Swedish whisky, so I thought I’d share.  The company is called Ådalen Destilleri AB and their single malt will be made in a converted power station (interestingly, they plan to be … Continue reading >>

Your Worst Nightmare: Alcohol-Free Whisky

This just arrived from the ‘Couldn’t-Make-It-Up’ department.  I assumed it was a joke, but there is in fact a website as well, so if it is a joke it’s been pretty thoroughly done: “We would like to offer Your company … Continue reading >>