Comic Relief: Keyword Searches

Two posts today as I’m off skiing tomorrow for the next week! Serge remarked on Whiskyfun the other day that a lot of the whisky sites seemed to be getting rather serious lately (perhaps brought on by economic misery and the crummy weather), … Continue reading >>

Be Glenmorangie’s 17th Man of Tain!

Hello everyone, and first of all can I say a big Thank You for all your contributions to last week’s Supernova / Octomore post, which has provoked a fascinating exchange of views in the comments section. Now, this next item is not … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Supernova vs. Bruichladdich’s Octomore???

First things first: a hearty hug to my good friend Dr. Whisky, who is marrying his gal K on this coming Burns Night!  Can’t wait to see you guys – but I warn you, this blogger Strips the Willow for no man … Continue reading >>

Burns Supper and Whisky Tasting at Vinopolis

Hello folks, Matt from TWE Vinopolis has asked me to give you all a quick heads up on a night of organoleptic delights occurring at Vinopolis for Burns Night. I believe the Monday is now sold out, but there are … Continue reading >>

My Whisky Buying Strategy: A Rethink

Apologies for the long delay between posts – we were so busy this Christmas that even though we had taken on several extra staff,  I was still relieved of my normal duties and spent most of the last six weeks … Continue reading >>

Rumfest 2008: Photos and Report

When it comes to spirits, we’re a broad church here at TWE: we like anything so long as it’s well-made, and one of our favourite spirits (after whisky, of course) is Rum.  We distribute a few excellent rums under our Speciality … Continue reading >>

Bruichladdich X4: Exclusive Picture

An advance press release for the much-debated Bruichladdich X4 white dog - sorry, ‘Islay Spirit’ – has found its way into my inbox, so I thought I should share.  I’ve had to type it out as I can’t copy the text from … Continue reading >>

Glenmorangie Signet Tasting

I’ll do a post about the Special Releases tasting very soon, but first I have to tell you about our Glenmorangie Signet event at TWE Vinopolis last Monday (20th October).  We were doubly blessed as this was our second visit from … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Blasda: The Verdict

Crikey!  That’s been a quick fortnight – apologies for the temporary interruption in the blog, it’s all been pretty hectic here. Last week flew by so quickly everyone at TWE was struggling to keep up with it – what with the huge … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases are here!

Yes, the wait is over and this year’s Diageo Special Releases are finally here.  You’ll probably need to get in quick if you want one of the Port Ellen Eighth Releases and the Brora 25yo will be very popular too.  … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg “Blasda” Blah

So, it’s finally here.   1800 bottles for the UK market, malt peated to 25 ppm, giving 8ppm in the bottle, no age statement, chill-filtered and bottled at 40% abv.  An ongoing product scheduled to have a three-year lifespan. It’s Ardbeg … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2008 Pt.2

Okay, so here’s the rest of the info on this year’s Diageo Special Releases, which should be here in a week or two.  As before, the text below is all from the Diageo marketing department – except for my sniping, which … Continue reading >>