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A 2013 addition, Rocky (not his real name, he's harder than he looks) joined us from Berry Bros, where a smorgasbord of roles in seven years culminated in exile to Basingstoke as a Spirits Specialist. Responsible for writing product descriptions on the site, he also helps out the team with their travel queries.

Spirit of the Month – Saliza Amaretto Veneziano

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Something different for February’s Spirit of the Month – a liqueur. We’ve chosen a classic Italian almond-flavoured example: Salizá Amaretto Veneziano from Bepi Tosolini. Amaretto is an almond-flavoured liqueur which is predominantly made in Italy….

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Glenmorangie Milsean – sweet drams are made of this

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Launched in 2010, Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series has given a home to the experiments Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, had been carrying out on a smaller scale for many years….

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year 2016

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With Christmas approaching, it means it’s time to announce the Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year 2016. This now-traditional annual event moved north of the river this year to The Rooms at Browns, just round…

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Compass Box – 15 not out

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Compass Box has long been one of my favourite blenders. Founded by whiskymaker John Glaser in 2000, it has gone from strength to strength. The team has been at the forefront of innovation, and is…

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Augier – the Cognac house that started it all

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Continuing our brandy-focused week, we’re moving on to arguably the best-known example: Cognac. Where better to start than with the very first house, Augier? Founded in 1643 by wine merchant Philippe Augier, they were both buyers and…

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Delamain – a voyage of discovery

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As the weather turns colder, my after-dinner drinks change from light, summery whiskies to brandy. One of my favourites is Delamain, known for its elegant yet complex Cognacs. We recently welcomed MD Charles Braastad to TWE…

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Penderyn Competition – win a signed That Try

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Every sport has that jaw-dropping moment (inevitably with matching commentary) that stays in the memory for years to come. For football it’s Kenneth Wolstenholme and the fourth goal in the 1966 World Cup Final; there’s Michael…

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Champagne of the Moment – Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial

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For our new Champagne of the Moment, we’ve chosen a rosé Champagne from arguably the region’s most-famous house, Moët & Chandon. The exact Moët we’ve gone for is the Rosé Impérial – not just the…

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Nikka – ageless classics

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Japanese whisky has seen a huge growth in recognition over the past year, partly due to Yamazaki Sherry Cask being named as 2015 World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It has…

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Sake – going against the grain

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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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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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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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Malt of the Month – Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

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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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Black Tot Day – competition time

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At this time of year, there’s one spirit on our minds here at TWE – rum. With Independence Day of Jamaica next Thursday, it gives us a chance to highlight our comprehensive range, starting with…

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Grand Marnier Kit – get your summer party started

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Nothing says summer quite like an al fresco drinks party. Following on from our popular Summer Gin Cocktail Kit (we only have a few left), we’ve put together a Summer Party Kit, with almost everything you…

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