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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.

Wild Turkey – the true taste of Kentucky

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Associate distiller Eddie Russell led a tasting of his Wild Turkey range at our Vinopolis shop earlier this month. As well as taking us through his excellent range of whiskeys, Eddie talked about how his father…

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Forest Dry Gin – a gin for all seasons

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Special-edition bottlings are common among spirits producers, but award-winning Belgian sommelier Jurgen Lijcops has gone a stage further by launching Forest Dry Gin, a range of four gins that change with the seasons. We spoke…

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Pimp your gin and tonic with OriGINario Botanicals!

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If you’re partial to a gin and tonic, we have a new product we know you’ll love. Personalising your drinks is all the rage at the moment, so these new botanical packs from OriGINario are…

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Spirit of the Month – Jewel of Russia Classic Vodka

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We’re approaching the height of summer, so what better than a delicious Russian vodka for August’s Spirit of the Month. Jewel of Russia Classic is a full-bodied vodka that is rich and creamy with a…

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Champagne of the Moment – 2006 Cristal

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There are certain drinks that become icons. One of them is Cristal, Louis Roederer’s flagship Champagne, and we are delighted to announce that 2006 Cristal is our Champagne of the Moment for July, with £15 off…

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Summer Gin Cocktail Kit – have it your way!

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The sun is doing its best to peek out from behind the clouds, and in preparation for a glorious August, we’ve put together a great little cocktail kit that lets you personalise your drinks –…

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Hibiki Harmony – a blend apart

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Japanese whisky is enjoying its moment in the sun, but its new-found popularity is putting a strain on stock levels, and as such, non-age-statement whiskies are the inevitable consequence. Hibiki’s answer is Harmony, a blend…

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Talisker vs Borough Market tasting – Skye Harder

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Talisker whisky is fiery, peppery and smoky, but does it work with food? We hosted our first Talisker-themed food-pairing night five years ago at the TWE shop, so a sequel was long overdue. Diageo brand…

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Spirit of the Month – Michter’s *1 Unblended American Whiskey

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A slight change for June’s Spirit of the Month. Previous months have seen gin and vodka take centre stage, but this time round, we’ve gone for an American whiskey from Michter’s. Michter’s US*1 Unblended American…

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Glenlivet 12 Year Old – time to say goodbye

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After much hesitation and the odd denial here and there, it’s official: The Glenlivet 12 Year Old will soon no longer be sold in the UK. Instead, Glenlivet will be focusing attention on its no-age-statement Founder’s…

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Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 4 – a sherry bomb!

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Glendronach’s no-age-statement Cask Strength series has reached its fourth bottling, again aged in sherry casks, a combination of oloroso and sweet, sticky Pedro Ximénez. Glendronach has traditionally used sherry casks to age its whisky, and…

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Casamigos Tequila – a smooth performance from Clooney

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George Clooney is now very much the country gent, following his marriage to a British barrister and recent house-hunting expedition in the English countryside. But when it comes to drinking, he hasn’t quite acquired a…

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Kilchoman 100% Islay 5th Edition – staying local

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It’s the youngest distillery on Islay, but Kilchoman’s history has now reached double figures. Established in 2005, the distillery has made its mark on the island by keeping things local – and with Rémy Cointreau…

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Islay Feis Ile 2015 – save on your favourite whiskies

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The end of May is a landmark in the whisky calendar – the Islay Festival, or Feis Ile, to give it its proper name. The whole island is involved, and even neighbouring Jura gets in on…

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Benriach is back

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It’s seen takeovers, a 60-year period of inactivity and a welter of releases in recent years, but now Benriach has unveiled the latest chapter in its history: its new 10 Year Old. Benriach was taken…

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