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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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Vermouth tasting – a bittersweet symphony

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Manhattan cocktail

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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Win 15 litres of Moet & Chandon Champagne!

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Moet Prize Draw

Our latest prize draw is big in more ways than one! We’re offering one customer the chance to win a huge 15-litre bottle of Champagne. Simply buy a 75cl bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut…

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The rise of British spirits

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Best of British

Spirit production in Britain has come a long way in the past decade. Previously just a bastion of whisky and gin, today you’ll find aperitifs, cider brandy and even marc made on the island. Founded in…

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All whiskies to carry age statements by 2017 – exclusive

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Compulsary age statements

The Whisky Exchange has learned of a startling development that could turn the whisky industry on its head – within 12 months, every spirit produced in the EU will need to declare its age on the label….

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Linie Aquavit – around the world in 180 days

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Linie Aquavit

I’ve had a fascination with aquavit for a long time. Admittedly, I’m a fan of caraway-flavoured spirits in general, as explored in my kummel post. Last month I took a trip to Norway to visit…

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Poteen – the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day

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Making Poitin

Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day, and while I will inevitably drink a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson, I try to spend the day looking at another side of Irish drinks. Last year…

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Plantation Rum – showcasing the blenders’ art

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Plantation Tasting

After a whisky-heavy beginning to our tastings calendar, we jumped away from Scotland for something more exotic – Plantation Rum. We were joined for the evening by founder and master blender Alexandre Gabriel, who brought…

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Corsair – southern style

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Corsair logo

‘If it has been done before, we are not interested in doing it.’ An apt motto when you learn that it comes from Corsair, the US-based distiller that has turned more than a few heads…

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Growers’ Champagne Tasting with Dawn Davies MW – small is beautiful

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Growers' Champagne

The big Champagne houses are some of the best-known brands on the planet – the likes of Krug, Bollinger and Moët et Chandon. But there is another side – the world of growers’ Champagne. People…

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