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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire – it’s finally here

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Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire

A reputation is a terrible thing. You post one thing on the internet, more people than expected read it, and from that day on you are ‘that guy who likes Jack Daniel’s Honey‘. So, when…

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Wild Turkey – the true taste of Kentucky

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Wild Turkey Eddie Russell

Associate distiller Eddie Russell led a tasting of his Wild Turkey range at our Vinopolis shop earlier this month. As well as taking us through his excellent range of whiskeys, Eddie talked about how his father…

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Forest Dry Gin – a gin for all seasons

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Forest Dry Gin

Special-edition bottlings are common among spirits producers, but award-winning Belgian sommelier Jurgen Lijcops has gone a stage further by launching Forest Dry Gin, a range of four gins that change with the seasons. We spoke…

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Sake – going against the grain

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Akashi Sake Brewery

Part of the reason I love my job is learning something new every day. There’s one drink that has fascinated me more than any other in recent years (and it’s one of the most complicated)…

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National Rum Day – a Caribbean cruise

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National Rum Day

This Sunday (16 August) is National Rum Day. Placed slap bang in the middle of summer, it’s the perfect time to try some rum cocktails. We’ve created a shiny page with three of our favourites:…

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Karuizawa Charity Masterclass – The Whisky Show does it again…

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Karuizawa Charity Tasting

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is less than eight weeks away, which means that from here on the announcements will be coming thick and fast – there’s lots going on this year. For those of…

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August multi-buy whisky deals

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We’ve been good to you over the past few months. We’ve had a run of competitions and special offers throughout the summer, and are finishing things up with a month of whisky multi-buy deals. We’ve…

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In their own words – George Grant, Director of Sales, Glenfarclas

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Glenfarclas is a rare example of a Scottish distillery that is still in independent hands. I sat down with director of sales, George Grant, as the distillery celebrated 150 years of Grant family ownership. ‘The…

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Pimp your gin and tonic with OriGINario Botanicals!

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Originario box

If you’re partial to a gin and tonic, we have a new product we know you’ll love. Personalising your drinks is all the rage at the moment, so these new botanical packs from OriGINario are…

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Spirit of the Month – Jewel of Russia Classic Vodka

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Jewel of Russia label

We’re approaching the height of summer, so what better than a delicious Russian vodka for August’s Spirit of the Month. Jewel of Russia Classic is a full-bodied vodka that is rich and creamy with a…

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Malt of the Month – Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

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Aberfeldy Warehouses

The start of August means it’s time for our new Malt of the Month. This time, we’ve chosen a lighter and summery whisky: Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, and have knocked £4.50 off the usual price…

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