Changing the image of rum – mission impossible?

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As well as showing off his impressive rum range, Foursquare master distiller Richard Seale was a man on a mission at the latest tasting at The Whisky Exchange’s Covent Garden shop this week. The big…

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Black Tot rum – celebrate the daily ration!

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With the Government revisiting our nuclear Trident program, should they also revisit the Royal Navy’s daily rum ration? I’ve never served in the military, and I think the last boat I was on was operated…

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The lowdown on rum with Richard Seale – Master Distiller, Foursquare Rum

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Richard Seale is one of the most respected names in the rum industry, with decades of experience, and the man behind some of the best names in the business, including Doorly’s, Foursquare and RL Seale….

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Special Offers for a summer of sport

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If there’s three things we’re big fans of at TWE (apart from alliteration), it’s summer, sport and special offers. Thankfully in 2016 we can combine all three – here’s my selection for the podium, based…

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Win a bottle of Michter’s 20 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon

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This summer, we’re all about bourbon. We’ve paired up bourbon with barbecue, shown you how to make a Mint Julep, tried to answer the question ‘What is bourbon?‘, and, to cap it all, are giving away…

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New Foursquare rum – just in time for Black Tot Day

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In the rum world, July is an important month. Not only is it the beginning of summer – a time when even the rain-lashed shores of the UK can pretend that they have regular Caribbean-style sunshine –…

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Unsung heroes – new discoveries from The Whisky Exchange

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Here at The Whisky Exchange, we’re always on the lookout for something different, whether it’s a new take on an established favourite or a totally new idea that makes us sit up and take notice….

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Win a bottle of Benromach 35!

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Scotch whisky is very different to a few decades ago. Demand is up and as drinkers’ tastes change, distilleries tweak their recipes. The spirit, the casks and the resulting whiskies are all different to how…

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Pollination Gin – embracing the Welsh spirit

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Pollination Gin is an exciting new venture from brothers Pete and Danny Cameron. Many of the botanicals, including lemon balm, chamomile and rowan berry, are foraged locally, in the Dyfi Valley in mid-Wales, on the edge…

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The Widow Clicquot – the first female Champagne CEO

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Our Sparkling Wine of the Month for July is the top-notch Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, so an ideal time to revisit the story of the first female Champagne CEO: Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin. Tilar J Mazzeo’s The Widow…

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New TWE Exclusive Signatory Bottlings!

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We like the folks at Signatory. Andrew and his team know good whisky and we’re very pleased they sometimes let us into their warehouses to choose some casks. Our latest four TWE-exclusive drams have just landed…

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What is bourbon? A guide from The Whisky Exchange

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What is bourbon? That’s Jack Daniel’s, right? Whiskey? Something to do with rye? Well, yes to all three, actually. Very simply, bourbon is a mixture of grains, ground up, mixed with water and heated, fermented…

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The Modern Martini – an evening with Sipsmith and Belsazar

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The Martini is undoubtedly the king of classic cocktails. While other drinks may have more history – both in terms of time and colourful stories – the Martini stands out as an icon. With countless…

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Arran tasting – island life

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The island distillery of Arran was the inspiration for our latest TWE tasting, hosted by sales manager Louisa Young. Although it was only founded relatively recently – in 1995 – Arran is well known among…

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In Their Own Words – Maureen Robinson, Master Blender, Diageo

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Maureen Robinson is a master blender for Diageo’s whisky team, and is involved in both blended Scotch and single malts, as well as helping to choose the eagerly awaited Special Releases each year. She is also…

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