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[14 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Elements of Islay BW5–Bowmore [1996]  – review & notes

Another superb bottle I got to taste this week with friends (thanks Assaf!). This one is a vatting (mixing) of 1995 and 1996 casks, making it a 1996 vintage (we always take the youngest malt in the vatting), and the 5th such bottling from Bowmore in the Elements of Islay series (A good series of Islay bottling by The whisky …

Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[15 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Port Askaig 100 Proof–Review

Specialty drinks (a sister company of the Whisky Exchange) have been bottling the Port Askaig line of Islay malts for a few years now. Recently they have added new members to the family in the form of 16, 30 and 40 year old batches, in addition to a 100 proof edition. The 30 and 40 do sound lovely, but unfortunately …

English, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[14 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
English Whisky Co.–Peated–TWE Exclusive

St George’s Distillery in Norfolk is showing the world that good whisky can flow from the stills in Norfolk, England and not only from Scotland. They also produce peated whisky, and this round TWE bottled two of their expressions, a peated and a non peated . Both are NAS, and come at cask strength (and are pretty young too as …

Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[11 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Kilchoman 2010 single cask TWE exclusive cask 679

for those who enjoy peated whiskies, TWE included two peated malts in their latest line of Exclusive single cask bottlings, the first is this 4-year-old Kilchoman, and the other is English whisky peated. I’ve long been a Kilchoman fan (though I am not doing a lot of peat these days – this might change as temperatures are dropping even here) …

Arran, Featured, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[9 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Arran 2000 Private Cask #1106 TWE Exclusive

We continue reviewing the latest batch of The whisky Exchange exclusive single casks, with this Arran 2000, which was aged for 14 years in ex-bourbon and bottled at a cask strength of 55.5% ABV. Priced at about 70 quid, it offers a good value IMHO, and is a very good example of classic ex-bourbon maturation, with a nice balance of …

BenRiach, Featured, Headline, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[8 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
BenRiach 1998 17 Year Old PX Finish TWE Exclusive (Cask 7758)

After the lovely Glendronach exclusive I’ve reviewed yesterday, comes the bottle from the “sister” distillery of BenRiach (they we released together), this one is 17 years old, a Tripe distilled whisky  and was only finished in PX, rather than aged in it for the entire length of maturation. Actually I’ve bought a bottle if this one (even before I tasted …

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[7 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Glendronach 1995 19 Year Old PX Puncheon TWE Exclusive – Review

MaltStock is over, and I am settling down (a separate post about that soon). As always I was very happy to meet so many nice people, share a few drams, and on the way collect a few samples people were kind enough to bestow upon me. Billy from the TWE was kind to share samples of the exclusive bottling for …

Headline, Laphroaig, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[9 Jul 2015 | 6 Comments | ]
More Signatory Goodness : Laphroaig 1998 / 16yo / Signatory cask #700389 – Exclusive for TWE

Time to end the week with another Indie bottling by Signatory sold exclusively on the Whisky Exchange  : and this time  a sherried Laphroaig.  Sherried Laphs are really good fun, and I doubt someone will be able to say they ever had a really bad sherry cask Laphroaig. At least for me Sherry and Laphraoig do work well together almost …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[7 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Clynelish 1996 , 18 yo Cask #6509 – Signatory Exclusive for TWE

After the superb Glenlivet 1981 I was keen on trying another of the newly released Signatory Exclusives,This time a younger Clynelish, in a refill sherry casks as well. we’re talking 55.5% here, distilled 28/6/1996 and bottled 8/4/2015 yielding 606 bottles , Natural color , NCF. Nice, right?
Clynelish 1996 , 18 yo Cask #6509 – Signatory Exclusive for TWE  , £79.95 …

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[6 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
TWE Exclusive: Glenlivet 1981  33yo, signatory Cask # 9464 – Review

It’s really hard to find BAD signatory bottlings, I’ve tasted quite a few, and you can be fairly sure that you’ve got a nice dram when you bought one. I’ve blogged about a few over the years, and drank others, and mostly loved them. A very good IB. So when I got 3 wee samples of exclusive Signatory bottling for …