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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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Lanson Wimbledon Edition Champagne

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LansonIco

With the football season finished, vague signs of weather improvement and the longest day coming up (no really), our thoughts turn to picnics and, on a sporting front, to the summer of tennis and cricket…

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World Gin Day 2013

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Christina The London Distillery Company Still

It’s June again and with it comes the celebration day for that most classic of British ‘summer’ drinks – World Gin Day: Saturday June 15th. It’s grown again this year and there’s a new World…

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Mezcal and Sotol at TWE Vinopolis

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Cinco de Mayo

[We would like to welcome Sam Jeffrey, one of our latest recruits to the good ship TWE Vinopolis, to the blog! Here’s his debut post, a write-up on our Cinco de Mayo tasting from the…

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Rum and Cognac…together?

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FerrandIco

While Tim and I often take on the role of roving reporters when it comes to our Vinopolis tastings, it’s not only us who make it along from HQ to ‘help out’. However, back at…

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Happy Christmas!

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We know we’re a day early, but the office is now closing down for Christmas so we thought we’d put up a little something on the blog before we power down our PCs and turn…

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Discounted postage, discontinued whiskies, toasts, a Christmas gift finder and more…

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xmasico

It’s been a rather busy few months at TWE and that’s before we’ve hit the Christmas rush. We like to show off some of the things we’ve done from time to time, so here are…

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Christmas Delivery Cut-off Dates

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presents

As you may have noticed, Christmas is drawing near. As such the postal system is getting bogged down around the world and parcels may take a little longer than usual to arrive. In order to…

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