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Christmas Delivery Cut-off Dates 2014

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Christmas Cut-offs

As you may have noticed, Christmas is rapidly approaching. That means that the world’s postal services start groaning at the seams and deliveries start slowing down. To make sure you get your parcel by 25…

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Spirit and Whisky of the Year 2014-15

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Spirit and Whisky of the Year 2014-15

It’s strange how quickly something becomes a yearly tradition. It’s only the second time we’ve given our Whisky and Spirit of the Year awards, but it already feels like a festive fixture. The core idea…

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The Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar 2014

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Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar 2014

We’ve been fighting it, but now December’s upon us, it is officially Almost Christmas. With this curious state of being comes a number of things: tinsel becomes more appropriate, Christmas songs become legitimate radio fodder, and…

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Celebrating the spirit of a reunified Germany, 25 years on

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German Flag

There are some dates that stick in the memory – Thursday 9 November 1989 is one of them. The day east met west, the day the Berlin Wall fell. Today marks the 25th anniversary since…

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Delamain Cognac – small but perfectly formed

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Delamain

The Cognac world is dominated by four houses – Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martell and Rémy Martin, who control 85% of the industry between them – but for the latest Whisky Exchange tasting at Vinopolis, the focus…

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A new look for TWE – website updates

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New Website

If you have a look at The Whisky Exchange website today, you may notice a few differences. By which I mean we’ve totally revamped the site. We’ve been doing little tweaks over the past few…

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Getting to grips with grappa

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Nardini logo

For something a bit different, we explored grappa for the first time at our latest Vinopolis tasting, ably guided by expert Nick Hopewell-Smith. It’s fair to say grappa has a bad reputation. At the tasting, we unanimously agreed this…

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Merlet C² Liqueurs – explore your fruity side

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Merlet C2

Despite the growth of using brown spirits in mixed drinks, Cognac has not benefited to the same degree. The same can be said of liqueurs, with Grand Marnier and Domaine du Canton the only two Cognac-based examples that…

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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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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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