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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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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