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A graduate from the same journo college as Piers Morgan and, er, Richard Madeley, Essex boy Stuart has been entrusted to keep the TWE website in safe hands. He’s spent the past decade writing for the UK’s best drinks titles, reviewing restaurants for Square Meal, and building his whisky collection.

Arran tasting – island life

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The island distillery of Arran was the inspiration for our latest TWE tasting, hosted by sales manager Louisa Young. Although it was only founded relatively recently – in 1995 – Arran is well known among…

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In Their Own Words – Maureen Robinson, Master Blender, Diageo

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Maureen Robinson is a master blender for Diageo’s whisky team, and is involved in both blended Scotch and single malts, as well as helping to choose the eagerly awaited Special Releases each year. She is also…

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Get ready for Independence Day!

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It’s just a couple of weeks until 4 July – Independence Day – and to celebrate, we’ve selected some of our favourite whiskies, all ideal if you’re planning a party, whether you’re in the US…

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Euro 2016 – five great match-ups

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Euro 2016 is under way and if the weekend’s games are a guide, we’re in for a great tournament. Here at TWE, we may not be football experts, but we do know a thing or…

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Free UK Delivery – ends on Sunday 12 June

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This post is a little different from our usual blog entries. We want to tell you about a saving that our UK customers can make – we’re offering free standard delivery for all UK orders…

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June Offers of the Month – Glenfiddich whisky, Botanist gin and Bollinger Champagne

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The arrival of June means that summer is finally here, and we have another trio of great offers celebrating the best whiskies, spirits and Champagne: a rich, fruity whisky from Glenfiddich; a stylish gin from…

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Seedlip Garden 108 – the taste of summer

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When we launched Seedlip late last year, we weren’t surprised how popular it became, because people had been crying out for a non-alcoholic drink that wasn’t fizzy and packed full of sugar. And now, the…

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Five fantastic prize draws – enter today!

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Ever fancied winning a 15-litre bottle of Champagne? A 45-year-old Scotch whisky? How about eight bottles of bourbon with a combined value of more than £2,500? If you like the sound of that, then you’ll…

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Langatun Swiss whisky – one man’s dream

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I’ve never tried Swiss whisky before, and I suspect that quite a few of you reading this are the same. It’s always fascinating to try a whisky from one of the non-traditional whisky countries/regions, so when…

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Vermouth tasting – a bittersweet symphony

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Vermouth has long been the secret weapon of a good bartender. They know that a dash can transform a cocktail, adding complexity and depth, as well as a refreshing, bittersweet character. Vermouth’s other strong suit…

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Glenlivet Nadurra Peated – a nostalgic dram

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Whisky from The Glenlivet is known for its generous, fruity style, but did you know that in the past, its spirit was always lightly peated? The Speyside distillery has just launched the third bottling in…

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Benriach tasting – fruit, glorious fruit!

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After a difficult start to life, Benriach has emerged from the shadows and is now a highly regarded Speyside distillery. It closed after just two years in 1900, with a 65-year gap until it reopened…

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In Their Own Words – Colin Dunn, Whisky Ambassador, Diageo

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Colin Dunn has done more than most to get people switched on to whisky. After a spell with Suntory, he moved to Diageo in 2008, educating drinkers about the delights of the company’s numerous single…

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Oban Little Bay – win a trip to Scotland!

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Oban was one of the first whisky distilleries I visited; it was more than a decade ago, but I remember it well. Situated on Scotland’s west coast in the heart of the Highland town of the…

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Elements of Islay: Peat – what lies beneath

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Peat has always been a divisive subject among whisky drinkers. For every individual who craves that salty, smoky hit that peaty whisky provides, there’ll be another who shies away and heads for a gentler, fruitier…

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