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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.

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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New from Compass Box – Flaming Heart 5th and This is not a luxury Whisky

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We like a birthday at TWE. With our 15th anniversary year drawing to a close, we’ll happily use anyone else as an excuse to continue the party, and the folks at Compass Box have stepped…

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The Whisky Show 2015 – The Show Bottlings

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At The Whisky Show, I have either the best or worst job in TWE’s editorial team. Rocky is king of the masterclasses, setting up, breaking down and generally keeping the ship on an even keel;…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show – this weekend!

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It’s that time of year again. The office is really busy, new whiskies are appearing in every corner, emails containing huge lists of things are zipping around and I’m working on a weekend – it’s…

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Port Askaig – new batches and very old drams

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We always look forward to new releases from Speciality Drinks Ltd. As a sister company of The Whisky Exchange, we hear whispers of what’s coming next and get an occasional taste, and we’ve been eagerly…

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Clairin Sajous – the taste of Haiti

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Continuing our efforts to tell everyone about rum, here is a very strange spirit that I really like: Clairin Sajous. Clairin is a style native to Haiti, similar in production and character to agricole rum. That makes sense, as it’s…

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Vote for us – IWSC Online Retailer of the Year

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It’s that time of year again. The International Wine and Spirits Competition have run out of wine and spirits to judge and their eyes have turned to the world of drinks shops. It’s only the…

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Spirit of the Month – Tanqueray Old Tom

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Joining the Spirit of the Month ranks this September is something both old and new at the same time – Tanqueray Old Tom. Old Tom is an old style of gin, sweeter than a London…

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Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Litre Bottles

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Whisky bottles were standardised at 70cl across Europe back in 1990, and ever since then our North American cousins (and our chums down in South Africa) have been pointing at the extra couple of shots their…

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BenRiach and Glendronach – new TWE exclusives

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We spend a large amount of time at The Whisky Exchange looking for great whisky. While this sometimes appears as obscure old bottles and hard-to-find things from overseas, we also work closely with distilleries to…

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Havana Club 7 – a Cuban revolution

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Havana Club is one of the biggest-selling rums in the world, and they’ve earned their spot at the top. They can trace their rum-production pedigree back over 130 years, and in that time they’ve seen revolution,…

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

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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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Karuizawa Charity Masterclass – The Whisky Show does it again…

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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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Aperol – this is a Spritz

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We’re rather obsessed with summer at TWE at the moment. English memories are short, and each year the warm summer surprises us, with gasps all around as we realise that for a few weeks we…

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