Category Archives: SPIRITS & LIQUEURS

 

A new look for TWE – website updates

If you have a look at The Whisky Exchange website today, you may notice a few differences. By which I mean we’ve totally revamped the site. We’ve been doing little tweaks over the past few years, but we decided that … Continue reading >>

Getting to grips with grappa

For something a bit different, we explored grappa for the first time at our latest Vinopolis tasting, ably guided by expert Nick Hopewell-Smith. It’s fair to say grappa has a bad reputation. At the tasting, we unanimously agreed this is most likely down to … Continue reading >>

Merlet C² Liqueurs – explore your fruity side

Despite the growth of using brown spirits in mixed drinks, Cognac has not benefited to the same degree. The same can be said of liqueurs, with Grand Marnier and Domaine du Canton the only two Cognac-based examples that spring to mind. A few years … Continue reading >>

Summer Spirits and Cocktails at TWE Vinopolis

While most of the masterclasses at our London shop are focused on the world of whisky, we do like to do something a little different from time to time. With summer most definitely in the air, we were joined by … Continue reading >>

Vulson White Rhino Rye – Alpine spirit

Every now and then, a new product arrives at TWE that really excites us – unique, with a great back story, or simply an interesting concept. So, when we heard about the release of a French alpine rye, we were … Continue reading >>

¡National Tequila Day!

Pretty much every day of the year is (Inter)national X day for a variety of values of X, from pillow fights to mine awareness and osteoperosis to gin. Somewhere hidden in that range is Tequila and today is its day. So, … Continue reading >>

Kummel – calming those first-tee nerves

There are many things that work together. Some need no explanation: soap and water, meat and potatoes or fish and chips; some are a little more obscure – Danny DeVito and Arnie, ham and Coca-Cola, strawberries and black pepper. Another combination … Continue reading >>

Cabana Cachaca – Brazilian flair in a glass

The Brazilian football team may have struggled to convince so far in the World Cup, but there’s no denying the spectacle their fans have brought to the tournament – a blast of colour, noise and passion. The Brazilians like their … Continue reading >>

City of London Distillery – capital venture

It’s been satisfying to watch the resurgence of gin as a classy, sophisticated spirit, and more so given that this resurgence hasn’t been limited to one particular style or brand – it’s been across the board. At one end, we … Continue reading >>

Dutch whisky and gin? Tasting the Zuidam range

I’m a big fan of gin.  Some may regard pasta and milk as essential household items, but my house feels empty without a bottle or two of gin in it.  Recently I’ve been playing around with different styles and dipped … Continue reading >>

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal

While some drinks categories fire out new releases every few days (I’m looking at you here Gin), some are more steeped in history and produce fewer new entries. One that sees little in the way innovation is vermouth, with the … Continue reading >>

Burns Night Food and Whisky. And some beer…

One of the ‘problems’ of the whisky world is the frequency of celebrations that require a dram to be raised. Since the end of summer we’ve had holidays and festivals every couple of weeks. This culminates in the craziness of … Continue reading >>