Diageo Special Releases 2010

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Ah, autumn. The turning of the leaves.  The smell of wet earth.  The first frost, and being able to see your breath in the mornings.  Treading in dogshit on the way home because it’s dark…

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Win Tickets for The Whisky Show!!

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It’s that time of year again…The Whisky Show, the world’s finest festival of the distiller’s art,  is almost upon us – next week in fact!  Tickets are still selling fast, but the good news is that I’ve been…

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Dalmore 64 Trinitas at The Whisky Exchange

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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…

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Mortlach 70yo at the Whisky Show

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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…

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Talisker Vs. Borough Market Tasting

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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…

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Amrut Special Reserve Tasting Notes

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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…

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Balvenie Peated Cask 17yo Tasting Notes

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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…

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Taking the Pissky: Whisky From Urine???

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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…

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Glenfiddich Explorers Competition

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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…

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Black Tot Rum Tasting Notes

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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…

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Elements of Islay Pe2: Tasting Notes

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.5: Arran

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.4: Old Pulteney

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.3: Isle of Jura

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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…

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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.2: Glenlivet

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Welcome to day two of my summaries of the last month’s tasting adventures, and it’s straight on with the show. Next up in this Whisky Tasting Pentathlon is a highlight from Ian Logan’s tasting at…

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