16 July 2024

Glasgow Distillery Small Batch Series Competition

Be it for one of our Tweet Tastings or monthly bottle competitions, we love nothing more than being able to share and giveaway some amazing drops of drammage. Talking of which, we’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with our good friends at the Glasgow Distillery, to give away not just one but two of their latest Small Batch Series releases.

Glasgow 1770 Cognac Cask Finish (58% ABV) a lightly peated single malt Scotch whisky, comprised of unpeated and peated spirit, which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, before being finished in premium French Cognac casks. 

Glasgow 1770 Tokaji Cask Finish (54.8% ABV) an unpeated single malt Scotch whisky, which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, before being finished in Hungarian Tokaji wine casks. 

Both expressions have been matured for six years and are the first age stated releases in the Glasgow 1770 Small Batch Series.

For your chance to win the latest pair of Glasgow Distillery Small Batch Series releases click here to email us with your contact details and date of birth, along with the following phrase that dramming pays:

“I’d love to share, sip and savour some
small batch series sensory stunners”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: Glasgow 1770 Small Batch Series Comp

If you’re on Twitter / X, you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win! Additional entry also available via our Insta account, details of which can be found in the relevant grid post.

Limited in quantities, Glasgow 1770 Cognac Cask Finish and Glasgow 1770 Tokaji Cask Finish, are now available from the distillery website and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £59.00 each.


For more information on The Glasgow Distillery, visit: glasgowdistillery.com

Competition closes at 23:59 on August 16th 2024. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!

Good Luck!

15 July 2024

Brave New Spirits Tweet Tasting

Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Tweet Tastings (the original series of virtual tastings), we’re thrilled to announce that on August 21st, we’ll be teaming up again with our very good friends at Brave New Spirits, for another epic evening of indie bottle fuelled Tweet Tasting dramfotainment.

Since launching in 2020, the Glasgow based Brave New Spirits have taken the whisky world by storm with their multi-award-winning and internationally renowned Voodoo, Cask Noir, Yellow Edition and Whiskyheroes brands. Adding to the momentum, last year they also announced the very exciting news of their plans to build a distillery in Campbeltown – the building of which is now underway and the new Witchburn Distillery is due to start production later this year.

As per our previous Brave New Spirits events, on the night we’ll be pouring and exploring some stunning sensory stories from across their portfolio, so if you fancy taking part in what promises to be an epic (in every sense of the word) evening of tweet tastery click here to register by emailing your name, Twitter handle, postal address, phone number and date of birth. Please also remember to mark the subject line of your email: #BraveNewSpirits

The closing date to register is July 29th, and if you are registering to take part, please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of August 21st to take part!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s dramfotainment. So we very much look forward to seeing you over on Twitter / X on August 21st from 19:00 BST via #BraveNewSpirits

Registration open to over 21's only!

For more info on Brave New Spirits, visit: bravenewspirits.com


1 July 2024

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

White Peak Distillery
Wire Works Whisky - Bourbon Barrel
Single Malt English Whisky 
53.4% ABV / RRP: £65.00

Nose: A fruit led frenzy of apple turnovers, pink grapefruit, grilled peaches, lemon sherbets, foam bananas and a bag of Starburst kick off the nasal niceties. Followed by notes of vanilla cheesecake, Caramac, malted milk biscuits, buttered popcorn, smashed avocado on granary toast, candied ginger and gentle wisps of smoke.

Palate: A moreish mouthful of M&S lemon curd iced buns, Kellogg’s Crunchy nut cornflakes and chocolate hobnobs kick off the palatable pleasures, along with aniseed twists, pink grapefruit, spiced baked apples and toasted almonds. The palatable pleasures continue in abundance with vanilla fudge, coconut ice, burnt caramel, chili infused honey, stem ginger in syrup, ground black pepper, five spice, eucalyptus and peat smoke.

Finish: A gloriously gutsy finish that provides the perfect highlights package of a dram that has an amazing sensory story to tell!

Summary: When it comes to craft whisky distilling in England, White Peak Distillery ticks all the right boxes with regards to its craft credentials, authenticity, ethos, innovation and of course its liquid. To date, each and every release from this trailblazing Derbyshire based distillery has well and truly knocked it out of the park in my opinion. This latest bottling is now not only a contender for my favourite Wire Works release to date, but it’s also one of the best Bourbon matured single malts (from anywhere) that I’ve sampled so far this year!