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Merry Christmas from The Whisky Exchange!

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Happy Christmas

Another year is almost over, and it’s been another cracker for whisky and spirit drinkers, with all sorts of wonderful things launched in 2015. As you can see from our photo, Billy and I are rather obsessed…

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The Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Year 2016

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Spirit of the Year 2016

We sell thousands of spirits at The Whisky Exchange, so choosing our Spirit of the Year is a tough challenge. This is the third year we’ve given an award to our favourite spirit of the…

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Christmas Orders – Last Delivery Dates

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Last Delivery

While we ship globally, unfortunately it takes time and Christmas is fast approaching. We’ve talked long and hard with the companies who carry our parcels all over the world, and have come up with the…

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Martell Cognac – ageing gracefully

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Martell Cognac barrel

The luxurious world of Cognac was centre stage at TWE Vinopolis this week, with Martell pouring five of their best bottles. The youngest we tried was aged for between 10 and 25 years (Cordon Bleu),…

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In Their Own Words – Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master, Cognac Frapin

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Château Fontpinot, Cognac Frapin

Frapin is one of the most highly rated houses in the Cognac region, with a range of elegant, classy bottlings that reflect the Grande Champagne terroir where its vineyards are based. I met up with…

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Augier – the Cognac house that started it all

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Augier Cognac

Continuing our brandy-focused week, we’re moving on to arguably the best-known example: Cognac. Where better to start than with the very first house, Augier? Founded in 1643 by wine merchant Philippe Augier, they were both buyers and…

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Les Grands Assemblages – Darroze’s Armagnac springboard

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Darroze Armagnac

After a summer of fruity cocktails and unaged spirits, autumn comes as a lead-in to a winter of rich and heavy brown drinks. To bridge the gap between the light and the dark, we’re going…

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November Deals of the Month – Appleton and Glenkinchie

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Malt/Spirit of the Month

It’s the first week of November, which means it’s time for a new Spirit and Malt of the Month! And this time we’re going big. First up is one of the most popular well-aged rums…

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Delamain – a voyage of discovery

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Bottles of Delamain Cognac

As the weather turns colder, my after-dinner drinks change from light, summery whiskies to brandy. One of my favourites is Delamain, known for its elegant yet complex Cognacs. We recently welcomed MD Charles Braastad to TWE…

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Bond is back – with Bollinger and Belvedere

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Bond Special Editions 007 SPECTRE

I’m a huge James Bond fan. Ever since my mum took me to see Moonraker at the Chelmsford Odeon, I was hooked. If I’m channel-hopping at home and find a Bond film on (which is…

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Three great offers on whisky, rum and Champagne

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October Deals

Each month, we choose a whisky and a spirit that we particularly like and knock a chunk off the price. Now and again, we do the same thing with Champagne. We’re nice like that. October is no exception, and…

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Champagne of the Moment – Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial

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Moet & Chandon's Orangerie in Epernay

For our new Champagne of the Moment, we’ve chosen a rosé Champagne from arguably the region’s most-famous house, Moët & Chandon. The exact Moët we’ve gone for is the Rosé Impérial – not just the…

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Vote for us – IWSC Online Retailer of the Year

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Vote for us!

It’s that time of year again. The International Wine and Spirits Competition have run out of wine and spirits to judge and their eyes have turned to the world of drinks shops. It’s only the…

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Spirit of the Month – Tanqueray Old Tom

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Tanqueray Old Tom

Joining the Spirit of the Month ranks this September is something both old and new at the same time – Tanqueray Old Tom. Old Tom is an old style of gin, sweeter than a London…

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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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