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Tasting the 2015 Diageo Special Releases

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Colin Dunn Special Releases Tasting

Our yearly tasting calendar is a varied list of events, taking in everything from whisky to spirits and liqueurs, with even an occasional foray into the world of fizzy wine – tickets to our next tasting, Growers’…

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Diageo Special Releases 2015 – first look

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Diageo Special Releases 2015

Each year, Diageo launches a small number of limited-edition whiskies from its distilleries under the Special Releases banner. None have ever been seen before, so unsurprisingly, interest (and demand) is high when they hit the…

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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 inimitable Colin…

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The Ones That (Might Have) Got Away

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The Ones That Got Away

One of our big tasks in December is finding interesting products to put special offers on. These can be things we’ve got lots of bottles of, things that we can knock some money off and…

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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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Compass Box of Delilah-ights

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So today we have three new Compass Box goodies to have a go at, which is great because, remarkably, this week marks the fifth year since The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog (snappy title) first slithered…

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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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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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TWE Blog Awards!

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It’s Oscar time again, and even in the whisky world the awards season is in full swing. Basking in the warm glow of our award for Best Online / Direct Mail Retailer of the Year at the recent…

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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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Tasting Notes: Port Ellen 1982 Royal Wedding Whisky

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Just arrived – our very special single sherry cask 1982 Port Ellen Royal Wedding Reserve!  We mentioned this in our earlier guide to Royal Wedding whiskies, so let’s try and give you an idea of…

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