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Fine Spirit of the Year 2013

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Fine Spirit of the Year

Along with our Whisky of the Year we decided that we should also go for a Fine Spirit of the Year as a companion award. Again, there were fights in the office, but surprisingly one…

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The Latest from the Elements of Islay

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Elements of Islay

This year’s Whisky Show has been a rather busy time for us. Not only did we have a show to put on (it went very well, thank you for asking – our writeup of the…

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Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

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Once again, TWE were in full effect at last weekend’s Whisky Live in London, which was held in its now-traditional location of Armoury House, home of the British Army’s oldest regiment, the Honourable Artillery Company…

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Bruichladdich Tasting with Craig Johnstone

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Ever since Bruichladdich’s acquisition by Rémy Martin earlier this year they’ve been very much at the forefront of the whisky news. Throw into the mix the culmination of some of their pre-buyout plans and you’ve…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

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After a hectic first day of this year’s TWE Whisky Show had ended with a well-behaved single pint at the egregiously smelly (but comprehensively beer-endowed) Rake Bar before an early retirement on account of toothache, I…

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TWE Whisky Show – Update

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A lot has been going on in Whisky Exchange Whisky Show-land over the last few months since we last mentioned it on here, so I thought I’d drop in a quick update. Firstly, there’s loads…

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More Awards… Whisky Advocate

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The BAFTAs and Oscars are behind us, the Drinks Retail Awards have come and gone (ahem), and we’ve even given out our own tranche of virtual statuettes – now is the season of the gong….

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Royal Wedding Whisky: A Guide

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So, unless you’re one of those lucky people who live in a cave or on top of a pillar of stone without access to a decent Wi-Fi signal, it’s unlikely to have escaped your attention that in a…

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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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New Octomore: First Pics

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This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog… Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation.  Yikes!

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Islay Festival Day Ten: Aftermath

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Day 10:  A Kick In The Ballochs… Bang on 7am and our alarm clock blasts into action, as welcoming a sound as a prize festival bottling smashing on a stone floor and the accompanying ‘yelp’…

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Islay Festival Day Eight: Kilchoman and Bunnahabhain

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A bunch of prize tossers It was another early start on Friday as we had a lot of ground to cover.  First up was a 9.30am tasting at Islay’s newest distillery, Kilchoman, where we were…

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Islay Whisky Festival: Day Three – Bruichladdich

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The weather had improved incredibly after Saturday’s wash out, so onwards to the Bruichladdich open day. Speaking to Jim McEwan the night before, the last 8 years of festivals have remained sunny for the distillery’s…

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Bruichladdich Octomore / Ardbeg Supernova Tasting

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To be honest, peating levels shouldn’t be a competition.  “My ppm is bigger than yours” sounds pretty ridiculous however you dress it up.  This sort of thing might be construed as macho willy-waving and not…

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Ardbeg Supernova vs. Bruichladdich’s Octomore???

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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…

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