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Summer Spirits and Cocktails at TWE Vinopolis

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Summer Cocktails

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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Vulson White Rhino Rye – Alpine spirit

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Vulson Logo

Every now and then, a new product arrives at TWE that really excites us – unique, with a great back story, or simply an interesting concept. So, when we heard about the release of a…

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¡National Tequila Day!

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National Tequila Day

Pretty much every day of the year is (Inter)national X day for a variety of values of X, from pillow fights to mine awareness and osteoperosis to gin. Somewhere hidden in that range is Tequila and…

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Kummel – calming those first-tee nerves

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Mentzendorff Kummel Label

There are many things that work together. Some need no explanation: soap and water, meat and potatoes or fish and chips; some are a little more obscure – Danny DeVito and Arnie, ham and Coca-Cola,…

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Cabana Cachaca – Brazilian flair in a glass

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Caipirinha

The Brazilian football team may have struggled to convince so far in the World Cup, but there’s no denying the spectacle their fans have brought to the tournament – a blast of colour, noise and…

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City of London Distillery – capital venture

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City of London Distillery

It’s been satisfying to watch the resurgence of gin as a classy, sophisticated spirit, and more so given that this resurgence hasn’t been limited to one particular style or brand – it’s been across the…

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Dutch whisky and gin? Tasting the Zuidam range

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Zuidam

I’m a big fan of gin.  Some may regard pasta and milk as essential household items, but my house feels empty without a bottle or two of gin in it.  Recently I’ve been playing around…

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La Quintinye Vermouth Royal

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La Quintinye Vermouth Royal

While some drinks categories fire out new releases every few days (I’m looking at you here Gin), some are more steeped in history and produce fewer new entries. One that sees little in the way…

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Burns Night Food and Whisky. And some beer…

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Robert Burns

One of the ‘problems’ of the whisky world is the frequency of celebrations that require a dram to be raised. Since the end of summer we’ve had holidays and festivals every couple of weeks. This…

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Fine Spirit of the Year 2013

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Fine Spirit of the Year

Along with our Whisky of the Year we decided that we should also go for a Fine Spirit of the Year as a companion award. Again, there were fights in the office, but surprisingly one…

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Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

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Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

We’ve been quietly cooking something up for the last few months and today we can reveal our work to the world – The Whisky Exchange Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar. It’s a fairly simple…

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Discover Mezcal at TWE

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agave-mezcal

In the latest of our TWE super-features (following on from our great Vodka exploration and follow-up on continuous distillation a couple of months ago), I’ve spent some time discovering the rich history of mezcal, Mexico’s…

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London Cocktail Week – Time To Get Excited

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london cocktail week

So, it’s finally Whisky Show Eve.  This is a day that at TWE generally involves lots of  running around doing last-minute checks, affixing labels to bottles, amending enormous spreadsheets and general fretting about whether there’s…

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Chase Vodka Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

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Williams Chase Distillery

From time to time we seem to veer a little away from whisky at TWE HQ and this has definitely been one of those fortnights. Along with our TWE Guide To Vodka that went up…

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Vodka and Grain Whisky: Continuous Distillation

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A week or two ago I was writing the text for our shiny (and, of course, fascinating) new TWE Guide to Vodka, and while trying to explain the process of continuous distillation I went into too much…

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