Category Archives: SPIRITS & LIQUEURS

 

Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs and the Green Fairy

I like absinthe. I’ve outed myself as an absinthe fan in public on a number of occasions, and over the years, slowly but surely, it seems that people are coming around to the idea that absinthe isn’t just for making … Continue reading >>

Tasting AE Dor and Grosperrin Cognac with Ed Bates

This month’s first tasting down at our Shop was another stepping out of the confines of grain spirits, this time into the world of boiled wine, specifically cognac. We were joined by Mousquetaire d’Armagnac and TWE shop brandy man Ed … Continue reading >>

Our Shop is Moving! (temporarily)

The summer is upon us and with it there is an unnamed sporting event happening in our capital. That, along with a chunk of serious building work, means that Vinopolis, the home of our shop these last 7 years, will … Continue reading >>

Cinco de Mayo at TWE Vinopolis

Most of my blog posts recently seem to have started off with a “there are other spirits in the world that aren’t whisky” type of sentiment, which is getting a bit long in the tooth. However, I’m going to stretch … Continue reading >>

World Gin Day 2012

Some say it tastes of petrol; others like it with tonic; a few of us even like drinking it on its own. I am of course speaking of gin, the finest juniper-led spirit of our time. A few years ago … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange – Independent Retailer of the Year 2012

We’re delighted to announce that The Whisky Exchange has scooped another gong!  At the UK’s biggest drinks trade event, the London International Wine Fair held in Excel last week, TWE was named as Independent Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Drinks Business … Continue reading >>

Kamm & Sons – The Return!

The recent wave of classic cocktail fever making its way around the world has not only reawakened interest in suit tailoring options that allow a bartender to correctly perform a Hard Shake, but also a number of styles of drink … Continue reading >>

Vodka Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

Time for another guest post – this time a tasting report from TWE Vinopolis‘s resident debonair young charmer, Toby - reporting on the recent Vodka Masterclass hosted at the venue by Pleurat Shabani: We started with a brief history of the spirit, its … Continue reading >>

Awards Season…

It’s well known that we are a humble bunch at TWE, but on occasion we do like to toot on our trumpet of “we’re rather good”. This is now one of those times. On Tuesday night we attended the Drinks … Continue reading >>

Cocchi?

Despite our name we’re not all about whisky here at TWE. I’ll admit that we all rather like the odd dram, but we’re nothing if not versatile drinkers. I’m a big fan of gin in all its various forms, Tim … Continue reading >>

London Cocktail Week and Rumfest 2011

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show may be over for another year, but this week is far from done. We were honoured to be the opening event of this year’s London Cocktail Week, running through this week and building on the … Continue reading >>

Great news for customers from Germany and Sweden…

Two bits of good news today, but in short: We are now delivering to Germany again Orders to Germany and Sweden will only get charged local duty – ie. they’re now even cheaper than before