St Andrew’s Night – Whisky Tasting – Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Calling all whisky fans – enjoy St Andrew’s Night with some of the finest single malt whiskies and live Bluegrass music! The informal whisky tasting event will take place at Summerhall – Edinburgh’s buzzing creative hub for the arts. The ticket price includes whisky, oatcakes and smoked salmon. At the door you will receive a warm […]

Ladies: Book an Afternoon at Auchentoshan

Ladies join Master Blender Rachel Barrie for an unforgettable experience at Auchentoshan. Afternoon tea will never be the same again with your invite to be one of the Auchentoshan ladies at the distillery. Guests will be served tasty niblets and Auchentoshan’s unique triple distilled single malt whiskies. Auchentoshan, is one of the smoothest and delicate […]

Dinner at Bowmore with the Magical ’57

Be amongst the first to see the older ever Bowmore and the oldest Islay Single Malt ever released – the magical 1957. Experience together with some of the finest Bowmore bottlings and a three course dinner on the 24th November for £60 per head.   Luxury self-catering accommodation is also available – so you can […]

Bruichladdich Tasting, Vinopolis, London: 20 Nov

Bruichladdich became the biggest whisky story of the year when Rémy-Cointreau paid £58 million for the Islay distillery in July. However, the new owners are keen to stick to the template that made the independent ‘Progressive Hebridean Distillers’ so successful. The Whisky Exchange shop at Vinopolis is delighted to welcome Craig Johnstone from Bruichladdich to […]

Dundee Literary Festival 2012: Whisky Tasting with Ian Buxton

Whisky Tasting with Ian Buxton, top whisky writer and author of 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die Ian Buxton recommends another 101 whiskies that he believes every whisky lover should taste. In his companion guide to 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die Ian casts the net wider to include whiskies from Australia, Austria, […]

New whisky bar for Edinburgh’s west end

The Mercat, in Edinburgh’s historic Haymarket, has opened a new dedicated whisky bar in their refurbished basement. The bar currently stocks sixty different whiskies but have set themselves a target of 300, according to owner Graham Blaikie. He told the Scottish Licensed Trade News: “We’re increasingly witnessing more of our local and overseas customers asking […]

Provenance whiskies on tasting in Edinburgh this month

Appellation Wines, an independent wine and spirits store in Edinburgh, will be holding a tasting of single cask malts from Islay, Speyside and the Highlands. Malts on tasting on the night include Auchentoshan 11year old, Glen Ord 7 year old, Allt-a-Bhainne 11 year old, Craigellachie 12 year old, Laphroaig 10 year old and Bowmore 9 […]

SMWS in London to host Tweeddale Blending Masterclass

Alasdair Day, the creator of the Tweeddale Blend, will be at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s London premises at the next month where he will be hosting a masterclass on blending using some of the Society’s own cask bottlings. This follows his recent article in the SMWS house organ Unfiltered. According to the SMWS website: […]

Book now for Whisky Squad September sessions

Bookings can now be made for London’s Whisky Squad sessions for next month, with William Wemyss (of Wemyss Malts) and The Whisky Exchange blogger Tim Forbes joining tasters at the sessions. The first, on 6 September, “Whisky By Flavour” sees William Wemyss take regulars and newbies alike through a selection of the award-winning Wemyss Malts […]

Drambusters host Berry Brothers whisky tasting

In other news from T.B. Watson in Dumfries, next month they will be hosting a tasting of a new range of whiskies from Berry Bros & Rudd. Guest speaker Jonny McMillan will take attendees through eight single cask whiskies from different distilleries. The whiskies on the night include a Girvan Single Grain 1989 22yo, Blair […]