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The lowdown on rum with Richard Seale – Master Distiller, Foursquare Rum

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Sugar cane

Richard Seale is one of the most respected names in the rum industry, with decades of experience, and the man behind some of the best names in the business, including Doorly’s, Foursquare and RL Seale….

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Special Offers for a summer of sport

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Winners Podium

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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New Foursquare rum – just in time for Black Tot Day

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Foursquare Rum

In the rum world, July is an important month. Not only is it the beginning of summer – a time when even the rain-lashed shores of the UK can pretend that they have regular Caribbean-style sunshine –…

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Unsung heroes – new discoveries from The Whisky Exchange

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Unsung Heroes

Here at The Whisky Exchange, we’re always on the lookout for something different, whether it’s a new take on an established favourite or a totally new idea that makes us sit up and take notice….

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Pollination Gin – embracing the Welsh spirit

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Pollination Gin is an exciting new venture from brothers Pete and Danny Cameron. Many of the botanicals, including lemon balm, chamomile and rowan berry, are foraged locally, in the Dyfi Valley in mid-Wales, on the edge…

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The Widow Clicquot – the first female Champagne CEO

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Madame Cliquot

Our Sparkling Wine of the Month for July is the top-notch Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, so an ideal time to revisit the story of the first female Champagne CEO: Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin. Tilar J Mazzeo’s The Widow…

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The Modern Martini – an evening with Sipsmith and Belsazar

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Martini Tasting

The Martini is undoubtedly the king of classic cocktails. While other drinks may have more history – both in terms of time and colourful stories – the Martini stands out as an icon. With countless…

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Independence Day – a timeline of drinking in the US

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Timeline of Drinking

I’ve left the world of wine marketing to dip my toes into the world of whisky and spirits at The Whisky Exchange. I was raised in America, earned my BA in History in Devon, and…

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Euro 2016 – five great match-ups

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Flag of France

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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World Gin Day 2016 – any excuse for gin is a good excuse

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World Gin Day 2016

This Saturday is World Gin Day, returning for an eighth year of juniper-related ridiculousness. With the British summer almost certain to disappear with a rumble of thunder and a weekend of pouring rain, there may…

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Free UK Delivery – ends on Sunday 12 June

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Free UK Delivery!

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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Vermouth – not just for bartenders

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Vermouth

Vermouth is a drink that’s definitely on the rise. For years it’s been relegated to the sorry state of being ‘just’ a cocktail ingredient, but more recently there’s been a resurgence in vermouth being appreciated…

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Seedlip Garden 108 – the taste of summer

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Seedlip feature image

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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Talisker draw

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

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Of the Month offers

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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