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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Whisky Tasting Pentathlon Pt.1: Aberlour

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Lord, it’s been hectic.  After a holiday in Bruges (3 days, 28 different beers and Lagavulin 16 at four euros for a double during happy hour at the hotel – nice), swiftly followed by our…

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The Glenlivet Expansion: Interview with Alan Winchester

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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…

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The Whisky Lounge hits London this Saturday!

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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…

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One for the Road: Port Ellen Signatory Tasting Notes

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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…

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Bourbon Competition Closed

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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…

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TWE 10th Anniversary Clynelish

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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…

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St. Patrick's Day Cooley Irish Whiskey Tasting

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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…

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Bourbon Competition: Keep 'Em Coming!

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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…

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Bourbon Competition: Win £500 credit at TWE!

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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…

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Ardbeg Rollercoaster & TWE 10th Anniversary

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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…

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Secrets from Sukhinder's Stash: Pride of Strathspey 1938

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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…

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TWE Blog Whisky Predictions for 2010 – Pt. 2

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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…

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