The Glenlivet Expansion: Interview with Alan Winchester

Last week a party from The Whisky Exchange was invited up to The Glenlivet to view the £10 million new facility that has been added as the main thrust of Pernod Ricard’s bid to propel The Glenlivet past Glenfiddich into … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Lounge hits London this Saturday!

Just a quick plug for this Saturday’s Whisky Lounge event in London, which is taking place at the Hilton in Tower Hill, just round the corner from London Bridge station.  Former Glenmorangie ambassador Eddie Ludlow has been organising top quality tasting … Continue reading >>

One for the Road: Port Ellen Signatory Tasting Notes

It’s getting late on Friday, and suddenly three more samples are sitting on my desk.  Nothing new there, but these are from Signatory – I think this is the first time I’ve seen a sample from them. My main feelings for Signatory … Continue reading >>

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 >>