Black Friday is upon us and TWE is spreading some whisky joy on this year’s shopping holiday. Rather than discounting whisky on the site (or raising prices, then discounting them as some shops do), they decided to take a different approach this time and bottle a special edition single cask. This cask , aged for 16 long years in a cask that yielded 582 bottles bottled at Cask Strength of 54.6% from an distillery in Speyside will be on sale exactly today from 0600 am (GMT) on the TWE blog.

Fortunately, i got a sneak preview of the whisky, and managed to write some tasting notes, a few days before this goes on sale. So, if you’re feeling like grabbing a bottle, head over to TWE Black Friday page, and count the minutes…  At any rate, lets taste..


TWE Black Friday 2017 edition, 16 yo ,  54.6% , £59.95  

Not many details, but what I was able to dig out is :  It was aged for 16 years in a single sherry butt before bottling in October 2017 (1st fill). It comes from a very well known family owned Speyside distillery, and we all know what this means… right? 😉

Nose: Lovely sweet/ spicy mix , starting with pepper, ripe mandarin and ginger powder , there are some orchard fruit present as well, mostly peaches and fresh apricot, juicy and ripe, with the wood balancing it all. It’s not overly sweet, and the spices and fruit are well integrated.
Palate: thicker and spicier, with quite some fresh ground pepper, chilly and zingy ginger. when the wave of spicy goodness passes, we discover a sweet sultana note, with bitter oak, and more ripe peaches, with a nice sherry note as well. A bit of candied orange, and more of the sweet juicy fruit in sweet-ish nectar, big and oily. very nice stuff.
Finish: ripe orange, pepper and oak with a zingy edge.
A great combination of spice, sweetness, and fruit. Lovely way to celebrate #BlackFriday… And the pricing is amazing, especially for this “family owned speyside distillery”  *wink wink *
way to go TWE. very nice stuff.

Score: 89/100

Available NOW!!  at the TWE site only, for ONLY £59.95 !!

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