The best BBQ drinks – do try this at home

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Summer is finally drawing to a close. We’re about to hit September and the start of autumn, but we’ve got one final weekend of sun ahead of us, and thanks to the bank holiday, it’s…

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Everything you need to know about Indian whisky

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Indian whisky is big. Eight of the top 10 best-selling whisky brands in 2015 were made in India, with only Johnnie Walker and Jack Daniel’s preventing a whitewash. Want to know more? Here’s our handy…

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In Their Own Words – Tom Kitchin

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Tom Kitchin is owner of award-winning restaurant The Kitchin, in Leith, Scotland and The Scran & Scallie gastropub in Edinburgh. He was awarded his first Michelin star aged just 29, and has worked with some of the world’s…

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Celebrity spirits – pet project or moneymaker?

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George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis and even Danny DeVito. Are stars attracted to spirit brands because they believe in the product, or just the money? Early in the film Lost in Translation, Bill Murray’s character,…

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Think you know beer?

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This weekend, sitting in the sun on a pallet in a yard behind a brewery, surrounded by happy men and women, I had a sudden realisation – beer is really popular. Sure, it’s always been…

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Five great London whisky bars

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Our capital is filled with bars all jostling to claim ownership of the largest collection of Scotch, bourbon and Irish whiskies. But, as is the case with wine lists, a carefully curated selection in a…

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What is Cachaca?

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If you’ve ever drunk a refreshing Caipirinha cocktail on a warm summer’s day then you’ve probably tried cachaça without even realising. This light, grassy, aromatic spirit comes from Brazil and it’s just the thing for…

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Whisky is for summer – not just for Christmas

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Being a dedicated Scotch whisky drinker, I normally don’t do that well in summer. Traditionally, Scotch whisky is associated with cooler weather, and the past month here in London has not provided me with a…

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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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