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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.

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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Jameson – new look, new whiskeys

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For many, Jameson is their first experience of Irish whiskey. The classic Original is the bestselling whiskey from the country (try it with ginger ale). But this week, the brand announced it is launching The Whiskey Makers series,…

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New Nikka whiskies – power of three

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When Jim Murray named Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 his 2015 World Whisky of the Year, no-one could have foreseen the unprecedented demand Japanese whisky would experience over the following years. It’s been almost a year since Nikka’s announcement…

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Kavalan whisky – made in Taiwan

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We’ve been big fans of Kavalan since it first made an appearance on our shores in 2011, so much so that we spent a year to be the first to stock its whiskies in the UK, and it has been…

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May offers of the month – Lagavulin Whisky, Chase Fruit Cup and Moet Champagne

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A new month means our latest trio of offers, and with the weather beginning to warm up, there’s a summery feel to our choices for May. Malt of the Month The Malt of the Month…

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Win 15 litres of Moet & Chandon Champagne!

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Our latest prize draw is big in more ways than one! We’re offering one customer the chance to win a huge 15-litre bottle of Champagne. Simply buy a 75cl bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut…

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The rise of British spirits

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Spirit production in Britain has come a long way in the past decade. Previously just a bastion of whisky and gin, today you’ll find aperitifs, cider brandy and even marc made on the island. Founded in…

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April offers of the month – Royal Brackla, Bacardi and Gusbourne

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It’s time for April’s drinks of the month! We have the usual malt and spirit offers, and new for this month: sparkling wine. The Malt of the Month is Royal Brackla 16 Year Old. Launched…

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Linie Aquavit – around the world in 180 days

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I’ve had a fascination with aquavit for a long time. Admittedly, I’m a fan of caraway-flavoured spirits in general, as explored in my kummel post. Last month I took a trip to Norway to visit…

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Elements of Islay – the peat generation

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Our fortnightly London tastings follow a theme, often a single type of spirit or a range of products from one brand. Sometimes it coincides with the launch of a new product, as was the case…

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Laurent-Perrier Rose – Champagne of the Month

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For March’s Champagne of the Month, we’ve chosen an iconic pink Champagne: Laurent-Perrier Rosé. One of the first non-vintage rosé Champagnes when it was launched in 1968, it has become instantly recognisable around the world….

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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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