22 May 2015

Win a Gargantuan Glorious Gaggle of Gins


Following on from this week’s epic gin ginery, gin ginery, tweet taste-ery, we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Allied Glass in time for World Gin Day on June 13th, to offer one of our Twitter followers the chance of winning a hamper containing all five bottles of ginage that we sipped, savoured and served during our Allied Glass Gin Tweet Tasting on Wednesday.

So if you’re an existing gin lover or looking to uncover and discover another great spirit and fancy winning bottles of Greenall’s, Bulldog, Langtons, Caorunn and Makar gins, just head over to Twitter and RT any of the competition related tweets along with making sure you follow:

@TheWhiskyWire @AlliedGlassUK @GreenallsGin @BulldogGin @LangtonsGin @CaorunnGin @MakarGlasgowGin
 
#AlliedGlassTT

For more information on Allied Glass visit: www.allied-glass.com
 
Competition open to over 18's only

12 May 2015

Glenmorangie Dornoch & Duthac Competition


Following the huge success of last night’s Glenmorangie Live Twitter tasting, which we were thrilled to host alongside Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation, we’re delighted to be teaming up with The Glenmorangie to offer one of our Twitter followers the chance of winning a set of their latest travel retail exclusives.

To be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Glenmorangie Dornoch - which takes its name from the Dornoch Firth where the distillery sits and has been made with a combination of whiskies aged in ex-bourbon casks, married with lightly-peated spirit and matured in ex-Amontillado casks, along with a bottle of Glenmorangie Duthac - the first release from their new Legends series, which has been part-finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, just pop on over to Twitter and RT any of our competition related tweets and follow both @TheWhiskyWire and @TheGlenmorangie for your chance to win!

#GlenmorangieLive
 
For more information on The Glenmorangie visit: glenmorangie.com

t’s & c’s: Competition open to over 18’s only - Competition closes on May 15th at 23:59.

5 May 2015

Glen Moray Tweet Tasting


As we spring our way into summer with our hugely successful string of Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on June 3rd we’ll be hosting our 61st event, exploring and enjoying a gaggle of glorious whisky wares from Glen Moray.

During the evening we’ll be sipping and savouring our way through some of the finest drams that this little gem of a Speyside distillery has to offer, including their Port Wood Classic and Peated Classic expressions.

Full details to follow soon, but if you would like to take part in an evening that’s all about the glory of Glen Moray, register your interest by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle via the contact tab, remembering to mark the subject line #GlenMoray

The closing date to register is May 15th, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the night!!!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on June 3rd at 7pm BST via hashtag #GlenMoray

Until then Happy Dramlaxing!

For more information on Glen Moray visit: glenmoray.com

4 May 2015

Glenmorangie Live


In addition to our triumphant teaming throng of Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on May 11th at 19:00 BST we’ll be hosting the first ever Glenmorangie Live.

On the night we’ll be tweeting Live from Edinburgh alongside the great Dr Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie Company.
We’ll also be joined on the Twittersphere by a specially invited, international ensemble of whisky enthusiasts who’ll be sipping and savouring, tweeting and tasting a selection of Glenmorangie’s finest, including their latest release.
Full details to follow soon, but in the meantime pencil the date and time into your diary, for this must follow Twitter event and join us on the night with a dram in hand via #GlenmorangieLive
For more information on Glenmorangie visit: glenmorangie.com
#GlenmorangieLive

28 April 2015

Allied Glass Gin Tweet Tasting


In addition to all things whisky, we love nothing more than to pour and explore, and discover and uncover the wealth of other distilled delights on offer from the wide and very wonderful world of spirits. So much so that on May 20th we’re teaming up with glass packaging specialists Allied Glass, for an evening of gin ginery, gin ginery, tweet taste-ery.

On the night we’ll be sampling and savouring a gaggle of glorious gins from brands including Bulldog, Caorunn, Greenall's, Langtons and Makar. All of which have had their bottles crafted and created by Allied Glass, the UKs fourth largest glass packaging producer and supplier to some of the world’s biggest drinks brands.

Full details and brand list to follow soon, but if you would like to take part in an evening exploring another great spirit and all the gargantuan gloriousness of gin, register your interest by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle via the contact tab, remembering to mark the subject line #AlliedGlassTT

The closing date to register is Friday May 8th, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of May 20th to take part!!!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evenings ginfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on May 20th at 7pm BST via #AlliedGlassTT

Until then Happy Dramlaxing!

For more information on Allied Glass, visit: allied-glass.com

17 April 2015

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #47

WhistlePig Rye Old World
Sauternes Finish
 
 
Nose: Baked spiced green apples, a medley of honeydew, galia and cantaloupe melons, stewed prunes, sauternes soaked sultanas, Frank Coopers vintage Oxford marmalade, gooseberry and rhubarb crumble, Belazu aged balsamic vinegar, ground white pepper, cinnamon sticks, Costa Coffee vanilla latte, warm sour dough bread, wood spice and a pack of retro white candy cigarettes.
 
Palate: Bramley apples, white grapes, salt preserved lemons, orange peel, strawberries dusted with black pepper, wood spice, cloves, ground cinnamon, honey rye bread, Bassett’s cherry drops, Fisherman’s Friend’s lozenges and something rather Angostura bitters-esque.
 
Finish: A vivacious and vibrant vinous va, va, va voom boom, of a long lingering and tantalising, tingling finish.
 
Summary: Yet another bountiful and belting drop of liquid americana from WhistlePig, as part of their new Old World wine cask finished series. In fact they’ve managed to score a hat trick on the fine wine finished front, as their new Madeira and Port finishes are also equally as stunning!
 
 


10 April 2015

Cutty Sark 33 Year Old Tweet Tasting

 
Continuing our triumphant teaming throng of Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on May 13th, we’ll be hosting a very special Tweet Tasting as part of the digital launch of Cutty Sark’s Art Deco inspired 33 Year Old blended Scotch whisky.
 
In addition to sampling this very limited edition whisky, we’ll also be sipping & savouring a trio of Art Deco era inspired cocktails, made using Cutty Sark’s classic yellow labelled blended. All of which will curated and crafted specially for the night by East London’s multi award-winning cocktail bar; White Lyan.
 
We’re also thrilled to announce that on the night we’ll be joined by Cutty Sark’s Master Blender Kirsteen Campbell and some of the team from the mighty White Lyan.
 
Full details to follow soon, but if you would like to take part in an evening of Art Deco inspired dramming decadence and bountiful, blended proportions, register your interest by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle via the contact tab, remembering to mark the subject line #CuttySark33
 
The closing date to register is Friday April 17th, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of May 13th to take part!!!
 
Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evenings dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on May 13th at 7pm BST via #CuttySark33
 
Until then Happy Dramlaxing!
 
This particular Tweet Tasting is open to UK residents only - over 18's only!
 
For more information on Cutty Sark, visit: cutty-sark.com


31 March 2015

The Whisky Wire's 5th Birthday Competition

 

On April 6th we reach the ripe old age of five, and to help celebrate our 5th Birthday we’d love to share five of our favourite, big bang for buck, won’t break the bank drops of dramspankage, that have featured on the website in one way or another over the last five years.

Between now and the end of our Birthday week on April 10th, we’re giving one lucky follower the chance of winning five bottles, yes five bottles of whisky wonderment; Glenlivet 12 Year Old, Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, Talisker 10 Year Old, Laphroaig 10 Year Old and Naked Grouse. A quaffable quintet of dramspankers, that deserve to be at the core and heart of any whisky collection.

So to be in with a chance of winning all five bottles Click Here and email us your contact details along with the following phrase that dramming pays:

“I’d love to win The Whisky Wire’s
Fifth Birthday bounty of
five fine and frolicking
drops of dramspanking drammage”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: 5th Birthday Comp

If you’re on Twitter you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win!

#TWW5

While I’m at it I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support over the last five years, and I look forward to raising a glass of something special to you all on April 6th. Happy Dramlaxing!

Competition closes at 23:59 on April 10th the winner will be announced on April 14th. You have to be aged 18 years or over to enter.