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London: Cocktail Capital of the World

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Devil's Darling bar

Next week sees the return of London Cocktail Week, the world’s biggest cocktail festival with more than 300 partnering bars opening their doors and offering £6 cocktails to those with a Festival Pass. This year, the festival…

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Five great rum cocktails for the long weekend

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Rum Cocktails

We’ve got great weather forecasts here in London, so it feels like time to whip up some drinks with the most tropical of spirits: rum. Here are five of my favourite rum cocktails to keep…

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Cognac – perfect for summer!

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Hine cocktail

Last month, I finally got the chance to visit the Cognac region in France. My destination? Hine. Although I’d seen pictures of this tiny part of south-west France before, nothing prepared me for the beauty of Jarnac, the…

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Food Pairing Guide: Barbecue

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Barbecue

When it comes to pairing a meal with drinks, wine and beer are still winning. However, one corner of the culinary world has had a long connection with spirits: American barbecue. While the stereotypical image…

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Anti-Valentine’s cocktails – don’t think pink

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Strawberry Daiquiri

Not everyone likes sweet, pink and fizzy. Hallmark certainly isn’t my idea of a romantic sentiment, and it’s OK if it’s not yours, either. But it does make Valentine’s Day a tricky one to celebrate…

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The best BBQ drinks – do try this at home

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Summer is finally drawing to a close. We’re about to hit September and the start of autumn, but we’ve got one final weekend of sun ahead of us, and thanks to the bank holiday, it’s…

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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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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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Havana Club 7 – a Cuban revolution

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Havana Club

Havana Club is one of the biggest-selling rums in the world, and they’ve earned their spot at the top. They can trace their rum-production pedigree back over 130 years, and in that time they’ve seen revolution,…

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Grand Marnier Kit – get your summer party started

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Grand Marnier logo

Nothing says summer quite like an al fresco drinks party. Following on from our popular Summer Gin Cocktail Kit (we only have a few left), we’ve put together a Summer Party Kit, with almost everything you…

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Aperol – this is a Spritz

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Aperol

We’re rather obsessed with summer at TWE at the moment. English memories are short, and each year the warm summer surprises us, with gasps all around as we realise that for a few weeks we…

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Gosling’s Dark ‘n’ Stormy – for when it’s bright ‘n’ sunny

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Gosling's Dark N Stormy

The past few weeks have been hot in the UK, with some of the highest temperatures recorded down the road from TWE HQ. Fortunately for us, the air conditioning in the office is particularly effective,…

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Punt e Mes – bittersweet symphony

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In the office, I’m known as the vermouth fan. It started off innocently, trying different sweet vermouths to see which would make a good Negroni, but soon I was taste-testing them on their own and…

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Campari – an Italian classic

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Campari

Campari is one of the most iconic of Italian drinks. Its popularity has waned in the UK over the past couple of decades, but with the current cocktail renaissance slowly spreading out across the country,…

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Futurist Cocktails

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Fortunato Depero – Campari

Italy at the turn of the 20th century was a strange place. Having become a unified country in the middle of the 1800s, the new state had changed a lot, but was still steeped in tradition,…

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Dry January – time for an epiphany

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Food pyramid

Christmas is now officially over, the New Year is here, and for me, it’s time to give my body time to regroup. Every January, various charities promote an alcohol-free month; among them this year are Alcohol…

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Merry Christmas from The Whisky Exchange

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Merry Christmas!

After 12 months of sensible, serious whisky chat, we thought it was time for the TWE blog team to let our hair down – although, judging by the pic, we might struggle with that one….

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Summer Spirits and Cocktails at TWE Vinopolis

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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…

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