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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TWE Blog Whisky Predictions for 2010 Pt.1

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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…

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Octomore 2.2 – Pictures and (Official) Tasting Notes

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First things first.  Open a new window and listen to this while you’re reading the blog.  It’ll put you in a good mood, and this might be the last you see of me before Christmas,…

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Another Whisky Show Ticket Prize Draw!!

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Well, after the success of the last prize draw for The Whisky Show, I felt kind of bad for all the unlucky applicants – so I asked for more tickets and they said Yes! This time…

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Whisky Show Prize Draw Winners!

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Thank you all for entering the prize draw for The Whisky Show tickets!  I was shocked with the number of entries received.  More importantly, I only had two numpties who couldn’t follow the instructions, so…

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The Whisky Show Tickets Prize Draw !

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Yes indeed, I’ve got TEN PAIRS of tickets for The Whisky Show to give away!! This is what you get – the tickets are for FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER and the Show is on from 4pm-10pm: To…

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Diageo Special Releases 2009 – The Verdict

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Okay, so last night I was lucky enough to attend the press tasting of this year’s special Release from Diageo, the details of all of which are in my last post.  It was a fairly…

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