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Billy
Web content editor, cocktail lover, former computer programmer, long time blogger about Stuff and Things (including booze) and hat fan. Billy accidentally got a job at TWE in the spring of 2011, leaving behind the world of finance (good timing) to learn all about booze and occasionally write about it.

Burns Night – poetry an’ whisky gang thegither!

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This evening is one of the most important in the Scottish whisky drinking calendar: Burns Night. It’s important enough that I’ve written about it for three of the past four years here on the blog…

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Starward – a New World Whisky

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Australian whisky is on the up. This is far from a new thing, with Sullivans Cove French Oak picking up the World’s Best Whisky award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014 and more distilleries…

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UK Blog Awards – vote for us!

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When it comes to competitions, the past year has been great for The Whisky Exchange – we’ve picked up both the Digital Entrepreneur Small E-Commerce Business of the Year award and the International Wine and…

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Laphroaig 1997 TWE Exclusive – a steal of a price

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Continuing our Laphroaig theme from yesterday, we’ve got a great TWE exclusive to share – Laphroaig 1997 bottled by Berry Brothers. However, we also have an admission to make: we’ve been selling it at the wrong price….

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Laphroaig 32 Year Old – the end of a special birthday year

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Laphroaig’s birthday celebrations have drawn to a close. It was their 200th, so we don’t begrudge them a year of partying, especially as it has featured a few special releases. Things kicked off with the 15…

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New year, new drinks of the month for January

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The new year is starting with a bang – three new drinks of the month each with a great money-saving deal. I’ll start with the Malt of the Month, as it’s a whisky that I tried…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog Review of 2015

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2015 was as busy as ever, with loads of new drinks appearing on our shelves and more customers than ever before – thank you for making it such a success. It’s now 2016, and that…

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Plantation Rum – Caribbean character with a French twist

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If you’re a fan of rum then you’ve probably heard of Plantation. Exploding onto the scene a few years back, they’ve already grown to become one of the most-awarded rum bottlers in the world, including…

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Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc

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For our final tasting of 2015, we welcomed Inver House Distillers to showcase some of their whiskies, focusing on an aspect of whisky that most companies are not talking about much these days: long ageing….

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Christmas Orders – Last Delivery Dates

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While we ship globally, unfortunately it takes time and Christmas is fast approaching. We’ve talked long and hard with the companies who carry our parcels all over the world, and have come up with the…

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December is here – #GoldenTicket and Advent Calendar

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It’s December, no matter how hard certain members of the TWE blog team have been trying to deny it – Rocky ‘Krampus’ Lancer, we’re looking at you – Christmas is now definitely on the way….

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Win The Last Great Malts!

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Dewar’s have a great selection of distilleries, but other than Aberfeldy, until recently they’ve been quiet about them. No longer! Starting in late 2014, they have been revamping their range under the banner of The…

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Les Grands Assemblages – Darroze’s Armagnac springboard

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After a summer of fruity cocktails and unaged spirits, autumn comes as a lead-in to a winter of rich and heavy brown drinks. To bridge the gap between the light and the dark, we’re going…

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Dalmore prize draw – win whisky worth more than £1,750!

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It’s the season of prize draws at The Whisky Exchange, and the next on the list of great whiskies to win is an impressive set from Dalmore. With legendary master blender Richard Paterson travelling the world…

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November Deals of the Month – Appleton and Glenkinchie

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It’s the first week of November, which means it’s time for a new Spirit and Malt of the Month! And this time we’re going big. First up is one of the most popular well-aged rums…

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