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How does whisky age?

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Whisky barrels

If you want to host a masterclass on how whisky ages, why not get one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet to run it? That’s what happened at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky…

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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 – The Winners

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018

It’s that time again: the day when Jim Murray reveals his favourite whiskies in the world. The results of his Whisky Bible 2018 have just been announced, and the winner of the top prize hails…

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In Their Own Words – Stewart Buchanan, Glendronach

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Stewart Buchanan brand ambassador

Glendronach brand ambassador Stewart Buchanan led a great masterclass at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in which he delved into the distillery’s past and showed various drams from yesteryear as well as more modern…

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In Their Own Words – Drew Mayville, Buffalo Trace

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Buffalo Trace Water Tower

At this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show, Buffalo Trace master blender Drew Mayville led a masterclass – The Art of Whiskey – in which he looked back at the long history of the distillery and…

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London: Cocktail Capital of the World

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Devil's Darling bar

Next week sees the return of London Cocktail Week, the world’s biggest cocktail festival with more than 300 partnering bars opening their doors and offering £6 cocktails to those with a Festival Pass. This year, the festival…

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Five Questions with David Stewart – Malt Master, The Balvenie

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David Stewart

David Stewart is malt master at The Balvenie, and has worked in the Scotch whisky industry for more than 50 years. We spoke to him about his career and his latest whisky, Balvenie 2002 Peat…

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Diageo Special Releases 2017 – the tasting notes

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Diageo Special Releases 2017

Autumn is almost here and the Diageo Special Releases 2017 are here. It’s an exciting group of whiskies this year: along with the regular Port Ellen, Brora, Caol Ila and Lagavulin, there’s also the oldest…

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The 5 Best Whisky and Film Moments

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Movies and whisky

Some drinks are simply synonymous with a big-screen moment and with the person drinking them. The freshly poured, ice-cold Martini for James Bond. The Dude’s White Russian in The Big Lebowski and the stain it leaves on…

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Diageo Special Releases – what are they?

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Diageo Special Releases 2017

The launch of the 2017 edition of the Diageo Special Releases is imminent. While they’re one of the biggest and most prestigious annual whisky launches, every year we receive the same question: what are they?…

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Six questions with Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Malt Master

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Brian Kinsman

Brian Kinsman is malt master for Glenfiddich, and also looks after the Grant’s range of blended whiskies and works with his mentor David Stewart on the Balvenie range. I caught up with Brian a while…

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Highland vs Speyside – a tale of two regions

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Highland vs Speyside

Our latest monthly focus is all about the Highland and Speyside regions: the two key whisky areas in Scotland. A lot of whisky guides talk about them having their own distinct style, but we think…

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Food Pairing Guide: Barbecue

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Barbecue

When it comes to pairing a meal with drinks, wine and beer are still winning. However, one corner of the culinary world has had a long connection with spirits: American barbecue. While the stereotypical image…

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Whisky finishing – a recipe for success?

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Whisky finishing

Our latest TWE shop tasting featured Irish whiskey producer Teeling, a distiller known for its skill in maturing and ‘finishing’ its whiskey in a variety of casks – some well known, some more obscure. What…

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English whisky – beating the Scots at their own game?

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English Whisky

Britain is positively awash with whisky. While most distilleries are located north of the border, and Wales’s Penderyn has been making waves for years, England is now rapidly filling up with whisky makers. Back in…

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Bourbon vs Scotch: what’s the difference?

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Grains

To non-whisky drinkers, Scotch and bourbon are the same thing. A dark spirit, made with the same ingredients and aged in the same barrels. Right? Wrong. The two drinks have a lot in common but…

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Loch Lomond – thirteen styles of whisky, one distillery

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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond distillery can be found a mile or so to the south of the eponymous loch, and has been quietly making whisky since 1964. For most of its life, the distillery has focused on…

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A beginner’s guide to Canadian whisky

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Lot 40

Oh Canada. You make lots of great whisky but haven’t sent much of it to Europe…until now. For years, the only Canadian whiskies you’ve been able to find in Europe are the really big names:…

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Old whisky: drink it or sell it?

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Old and Rare whisky

We get a lot of questions at The Whisky Exchange, but the most common is simple: ‘Should I drink this bottle or sell it?’ Several times a day, someone who’s found a bottle hidden in…

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