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No more peaty whisky from Islay

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Peat. Yesterday.

Fans of Islay whisky should brace themselves for a stormy future. We’ve got our hands on some research that will strike terror into the hearts of peat heads: peat on Islay will run out by…

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Diageo Special Releases 2014 – they're here….

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Diageo Special Releases 2014

It’s cold, it’s dark, people are starting to wear winter coats, and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible has appeared. There’s still one thing missing: the Diageo Special Releases. While Rocky got a pre-pre-launch tasting a few…

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Diageo Special Releases 2014 – first look

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Diageo Special Releases 2014

The eagerly-awaited line-up of the Diageo Special Releases 2014 has been announced. There are a total of 11 bottlings this year, including the four usual suspects (Port Ellen, Brora, Lagavulin and unpeated Caol Ila), a…

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Diageo Special Releases 2013 Tasting with Colin Dunn

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Diageo Special Releases 2013

If there’s one thing we can’t be accused of here at TWE, it’s not kicking the year of tastings off in some style. As we did last year, we began by welcoming the imitable Colin…

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Diageo Special Releases 2013

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Diageo Special Releases 2013

Autumn is upon us and the Diageo Special Releases 2013 are here. For those not up to speed on Diageo’s yearly release cycle, about now every year they release a range of whiskies from across…

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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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Lagavulin Presents Islay Jazz in London!

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Lagavulin Jazz

As you may already be aware, each year since 1999 there has been a festival of jazz in Islay.  This is not to be confused with the annual Feis Ile, aka the Islay Festival of Music…

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Tasting the 2012 Diageo Special Releases at TWE Vinopolis

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Since 2001 Diageo have announced, in October of each year, their Special Release Range. Each series of bottles is picked to highlight the best of their distilleries and are acknowledged to be landmark bottlings, representing…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

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Masterclasses

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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Diageo Special Releases 2012

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“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” – Thoreau It’s that time of year again – with the UK’s…

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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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An evening of Lagavulin with Messrs Dunn, Lafond and Hain.

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Final bottle

It’s quite scary that other than our Burns Night extravaganza in mid-February we haven’t run any whisky tastings yet this year. We’ve got a rather full schedule for the next few months to make up…

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Diageo Special Releases 2011

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There are some things that are constant in this world – death, taxes, the revival of Big Brother for yet another year despite no-one admitting to watching it, my inability to write one word where…

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Diageo Special Releases 2010

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Ah, autumn. The turning of the leaves.  The smell of wet earth.  The first frost, and being able to see your breath in the mornings.  Treading in dogshit on the way home because it’s dark…

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