Dalmore 64 Trinitas at The Whisky Exchange

Every so often something pretty amazing happens.  Beyond which, now and again, something happens that could be sensibly described as phenomenal. And then there’s stuff like this. Working in partnership with The Whisky Exchange, the Highlands’ most prestigious distillery The … Continue reading >>

Mortlach 70yo at the Whisky Show

I just got a heads-up that there’s going to be a very special prize draw at The Whisky Show this year… and TWENTY lucky visitors will get the chance to taste the world’s oldest whisky!!  Obviously I’m biased, but I think that’s … Continue reading >>

Talisker Vs. Borough Market Tasting

Hello all, Have now returned from a delightful week in Wales, strolling on beaches, walking on cliff-tops and breathing smog-free air that hasn’t passed through several million internal combustion engines.  My one regret during my enjoyment of this pastoral idyll was … Continue reading >>

Amrut Special Reserve Tasting Notes

After a slight (ok, considerable) delay, the final TWE 10th anniversary bottling has finally arrived. Amrut has been one of the major success stories in the UK market over the last couple of years, and we’re delighted to present our own … Continue reading >>

Balvenie Peated Cask 17yo Tasting Notes

There’s been a few reviews of this forthcoming Balvenie release already, so I thought I might as well stick my oar in.  These Balvenie 17yo’s have been coming out pretty regularly for a while now and have without exception sold extremely well. … Continue reading >>

Taking the Pissky: Whisky From Urine???

A mere week or so after the story of scientists turning whisky by-products into biofuel broke, another recycling whisky-based story has turned up – this time from the Couldn’t-Make-It-Up department (aka the chaps at Vinopolis who clearly must have too much time on … Continue reading >>

Glenfiddich Explorers Competition

All kinds of cloak-and-dagger skullduggery from Glenfiddich in the last few weeks, clearly designed to engage the whisky blog community: Part 1 - A cryptic email on 19th July from a PR flunkey, enquiring about our address and promising a ‘rather valuable’ … Continue reading >>

Black Tot Rum Tasting Notes

Something a bit different today: I’m delighted to announce that our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd has just launched their first proprietary rum brand – it’s called Black Tot, and it’s a bit special. Black Tot is the last consignment … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Pe2: Tasting Notes

Yes, it’s finally here! Elements of Islay Pe2 has arrived, and, well, not to blow our own trumpet or anything – but it’s a monster! I tasted this over an hour ago and I can still taste the last of my second … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.5: Arran

Welcome to the final part of this Whisky Tasting Pentathlon – a mini-marathon of whisky blogs on my recent tasting odyessy. I was in St. James’s last week for one of Eddie Ludlow’s Whisky Lounge tastings – a run-through of … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.4: Old Pulteney

The next tasting in what was turning out to be a mammoth month was back in Vinopolis again: Old Pulteney, conducted by affable distillery manager Malcolm Waring, who gave a very interesting presentation on the history of Scotland’s most northerly … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.3: Isle of Jura

We’re all about fun and enjoyment (and whisky) here on the TWE Blog, so I’m going to try not to mention the ‘F’ word (F**tb*ll) too much, out of consideration for the poor England fans who now have at least another … Continue reading >>