Tasting Notes: Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 launch was last night at the Balvenie whisky fete (still running today and tomorrow, 12 until 6pm) and I was fortunate enough to be on the invite list. Working for the company running the … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

[Welcome to the concluding episode of Tim F's series of whisky adventures in Japan, in which more whisky bars are visited. Time-rich insomniacs can find the previous instalments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] It was with some trepidation that I approached the next … Continue reading >>

World Gin Day 2013

It’s June again and with it comes the celebration day for that most classic of British ‘summer’ drinks – World Gin Day: Saturday June 15th. It’s grown again this year and there’s a new World Gin Day website allowing you … Continue reading >>

Elegant Oldies Tasting with Tim & Billy

Elegant Oldies, what’s that all about then? Well, if you’re reading this you’re probably already vaguely aware of two things: 1) The Whisky Exchange is the best online resource on the planet for affordable old ‘dusty‘ whiskies; and 2) Billy … Continue reading >>

The Balvenie Whisky Fete and Tun 1401 Batch 8

It’s the time of year when the folks at The Balvenie, invigorated by the pale globe in the sky shining its limp light through Scottish clouds, celebrate their craft laden approach to whisky making with The Masters of Craft. It’s … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

We had a tremendous Elements of Islay tasting at TWE Vinopolis on Monday 13th May, hosted by Simon Roser and Franchi Ferla of Simply Whisky. Simply Whisky are great pals of TWE and have their own unique take on whisky: their events … Continue reading >>

Ardbog Day

If you’re reading this, then it’s highly likely that you know that Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, is currently happening over on Islay and Jura. You probably also know that the distilleries, each assigned a day … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

Around the time of The Whisky Show last year we were rather pleased to have scored some whisky from a brand new distiller on the single malt scene – Goa’s John Distilleries, makers of Paul John Single Malt Whisky . … Continue reading >>

Mezcal and Sotol at TWE Vinopolis

[We would like to welcome Sam Jeffrey, one of our latest recruits to the good ship TWE Vinopolis, to the blog! Here's his debut post, a write-up on our Cinco de Mayo tasting from the other week] What were you … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Talisker Port Ruighe

The folks at Diageo have been paying a bit of attention to Talisker recently. With the 35 year old Special Release at the end of last year, a packaging update for the 10 year old, the recent release of Storm and a … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Lounge London Festival & Dram and Jam

This year is, for us, the year of whisky festivals. Along with our own Whisky Show, which is shaping up to be even more impressive than before (which was pretty impressive already), we’ve also been the official retailer for Whisky … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.8: Japanese Whisky Bars

[Welcome to the penultimate episode of TWE’s epic Karuizawa trip, in which we visit some amazing Japanese whisky bars. The previous posts can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] Our friends from France and Taiwan had departed, but it was time for the … Continue reading >>