It’s that time again. As February rolls around, whisky fans from around the globe usually get ready to head to the UK to find some of the finest drams ever bottled from across whisky history…Continue reading »
Browsing Posts Tagged: Balblair
Virtual Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2021
Posted on 29 January 2021 by Billy
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Should Eggnog Be Aged?
Posted on 11 December 2019 by Tom
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or; Project Nog – Phase Two: Unravelling The Mysteries of Time Part one of our eggnog adventures appeared previously – What booze works best in eggnog? Always asking the important questions, we are. The most…Continue reading »
What booze works best in eggnog?
Posted on 29 November 2019 by Tom
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or; Project Nog: Into A Dairy Sea There comes a point in everyone’s life – or so it seems to us here at The Whisky Exchange editorial department – when we (they? One?) must look…Continue reading »
The Balblair Collection – the new range
Posted on 5 April 2019 by Billy
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Things have been changing at Inver House Distillers over the past few years. It’s the owner of a few of our favourite distilleries – including Old Pulteney, Knockdhu (makers of AnCnoc), Speyburn and Balblair –…Continue reading »
Whisky Stories – Your Turn
Posted on 16 May 2018 by Stuart
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It’s time for another Whisky Story, this time from Matt, who had a great time in the north of Scotland visiting Old Pulteney. Please keep sending us your own Whisky Stories – we’ll be publishing more of…Continue reading »
Whisky and food pairing guide: dried fruit and nuts
Posted on 13 April 2017 by Billy
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Nuts are the quintessential snack to eat with drinks, but they’re rarely talked about as a food pairing. From salted peanuts in a dive bar to hand-selected honey-roasted cashews in a gastropub to plain almonds with…Continue reading »
Whisky casks – all you need to know
Posted on 29 March 2017 by Rocky
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It’s agreed that whisky gets much of its flavour from the wood it’s aged in. Many different types are used, but what do they add? This was the subject of a recent shop tasting hosted by…Continue reading »
Five fantastic prize draws – enter today!
Posted on 16 May 2016 by Stuart
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Ever fancied winning a 15-litre bottle of Champagne? A 45-year-old Scotch whisky? How about eight bottles of bourbon with a combined value of more than £2,500? If you like the sound of that, then you’ll…Continue reading »
Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc
Posted on 30 December 2015 by Billy
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For our final tasting of 2015, we welcomed Inver House Distillers to showcase some of their whiskies, focusing on an aspect of whisky that most companies are not talking about much these days: long ageing….Continue reading »
Balblair 2000 – TWE exclusive first-fill sherry butt
Posted on 23 September 2014 by Billy
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Time has rolled on a bit. It seems like only yesterday that I was a balding computer programmer, sat at a table in The Whisky Exchange shop in Vinopolis, confronted by 10 excellent whiskies. It was the…Continue reading »
Tasting Balblair at TWE Vinopolis with John MacDonald
Posted on 20 March 2013 by Billy
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We don’t often do ‘repeats’ at our monthly masterclasses. With over 100 distilleries in Scotland, and even more outside of the fabled north we try to mix things up a bit. However, sometimes we give…Continue reading »
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Awards 2013
Posted on 12 October 2012 by Billy
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One of the first signs of autumn, along with The Whisky Show, is the thud on the doormat as the latest edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible arrives. Often controversial but always influential, Jim has yet…Continue reading »
A trip to Knockdhu
Posted on 24 August 2011 by Billy
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[This is Part 4 of Billy’s trip around the Inver House distilleries. If you haven’t already, you should check out his scribblings from Balblair, Pulteney and Speyburn] After leaving Speyburn we hacked back over to…Continue reading »
A trip to Balblair
Posted on 25 July 2011 by Billy
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The lovely folk of Inver House Distillers (the Scottish production wing of International Beverages) recently invited me along to a trip around four of their distilleries with a bunch of international bloggers. Not being one…Continue reading »
40 Year-Old Whiskies: A Guide
Posted on 15 April 2011 by Tim F
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Ok, we’re doing something a bit different today on The Whisky Exchange Blog – a collaborative post! Yes, this particular blog on forty year-old whisky has been written by myself AND Sukhinder: he’s supplied the…Continue reading »
The Whisky Lounge hits London this Saturday!
Posted on 12 May 2010 by Tim F
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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…Continue reading »
Well, as Caperdonich originally should contribute to blends only and as there hasn't been any distillery bottlings before the two for the Italian market in the late 70's, I'd assume that a unique...
Posted on: 15 July 2022
That's really intriguing! I need to look into when the regulations started clamping down on naming – there was some discussion around Malt Mill online recently (thanks to
Posted on: 15 July 2022