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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.

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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National Tequila Day 2015 – Batanga!

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The earth has made another circuit around the sun. In my usually rainy bit of it, it’s been hot, and atmosphere-wise we’re about as close we’re going to get to Mexico. As such, it is fitting…

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Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d – I call that a bargain

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A lot of distilleries talk about their history, but there are few still in operation who can point to generations of family ownership. One of the best known distilling families in that exclusive club are…

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New Signatory TWE exclusive whiskies – a sherried trio

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Over the past few years we’ve been working closely with some of the world’s best independent bottlers to release whiskies exclusive to The Whisky Exchange. We’ve produced a range of great bottlings, but we’ve returned…

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Highland Park Competition – win a bottle of Orcadian Vintage 1976

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With summer in the air here at TWE HQ, we think it’s time for a new competition. We’re big Highland Park fans and we’ve got a very special bottle to give away: Highland Park 1976…

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Gosling’s Dark ‘n’ Stormy – for when it’s bright ‘n’ sunny

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The past few weeks have been hot in the UK, with some of the highest temperatures recorded down the road from TWE HQ. Fortunately for us, the air conditioning in the office is particularly effective,…

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