Archive for May, 2011
As I’ve not done one of these for a while I thought I better had do…my notebook is getting full. BrewDog/3 Floyds Bitch Please – a collaborative brew from BrewDog and Chicago’s 3 Floyds. Harking back to their older special edition brews, this is a oak-aged barley wine, reminiscent of the Devine Rebel they made [...]
Posted: May 29th, 2011 under Quick Tastings.
Tags: 3 floyds, abstrakt, auchentoshan, berry brothers and rudd, bitch please, bowmore, brewdog, clynelish, kernel, redemption, sheppy's, tremlett's bitter
One nice thing about my new job is that as we hold tastings at our Vinopolis shop there are occasionally a few spots for us head office lot to go and visit. Extrapolating that a bit found me on a tube train at the end of my second day at TWE heading towards London Bridge [...]
Posted: May 25th, 2011 under Rum, Tastings.
Tags: añejo blanco, barrel proof, especial, havana club, maximo, meimi sanchez, seleccion, seleccion de maestros, the whisky exchange, twe
My final bit of writing about port styles for the time being is dedicated to what I consider to be the most underappreciated style in the canon – white port. Produced in the same way to the various other ports in previous posts, but using a base made with white grapes rather than the red [...]
Posted: May 22nd, 2011 under Port.
Tags: dalva, lagrima, messias, quinta das lamelas, Quinta Santa Eufémia, white port
A bit quiet on the blogging front this last week as I’ve been doing my first week at The Whisky Exchange. So as not to leave the blog fallow here’s a quick post pointing you at another post – my first post on the TWE Blog, talking about whisky cocktails. Feel free to go and [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2011 under Bar, Meta, Whisky.
Tags: balvenie, tweblog, whisky den
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time then you know the drill by now – first week of the month = Whisky Squad. We were joined again by Rob Whitehead of Berry Brothers & Rudd, this time leading the session rather than just being an enthusiastic punter. The topic was Highlanders: [...]
Posted: May 8th, 2011 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers and rudd, blair atholl, glencadam, john milroy, Karuizawa, mackinlay, old pulteney, pulteney, rob whitehead, shackleton, teaninich, whisky squad
While I’ve not started my new job yet I did spend my penultimate evening as a wage slave in the IT industry in the company of my new colleagues, as they’d managed to get in tequila industry legend Tomas Estes to come and do an evening of talking about tequila down at TWE Vinopolis. Tom [...]
Posted: May 5th, 2011 under Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: arette, jesse estes, ocho, the whisky exchange, tomas estes
Hot on the heels of this month’s first birthday Whisky Squad the chaps managed to squeeze in another a mere two weeks later. Offered the back room at The Gunmakers for a larger than usual whisky and dinner affair they took up the challenge and matched the occasion with Diageo’s Colin Dunn, returning for his [...]
Posted: May 1st, 2011 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: caol ila, clynelish, colin dunn, dufftown, gunmakers, johnnie walker, singleton, whisky squad