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In Their Own Words – Colin Dunn, Whisky Ambassador, Diageo

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Colin Dunn

Colin Dunn has done more than most to get people switched on to whisky. After a spell with Suntory, he moved to Diageo in 2008, educating drinkers about the delights of the company’s numerous single…

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Corsair – southern style

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Corsair logo

‘If it has been done before, we are not interested in doing it.’ An apt motto when you learn that it comes from Corsair, the US-based distiller that has turned more than a few heads…

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The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis – My Memories

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Vinopolis Shop

Ten years after opening in London Bridge, our Vinopolis store closed for the last time on Christmas Eve. We will be announcing its replacement very soon in the same part of town, and in the…

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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016 – the winners

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016

Excitement builds every year about the big winners in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Last year, Jim chose Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 as his 2015 World Whisky of the Year, which had an astonishing effect on demand for…

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London Cocktail Week 2015 – whisky comes alive in the capital

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Old Fashioned cocktail

Hot on the heels of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show comes London Cocktail Week (LCW), a celebration of London’s best mixology and cool cocktails. LCW is run by our sister company, DrinkUp.London, who also organise…

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire – it’s finally here

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Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire

A reputation is a terrible thing. You post one thing on the internet, more people than expected read it, and from that day on you are ‘that guy who likes Jack Daniel’s Honey‘. So, when…

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Wild Turkey – the true taste of Kentucky

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Wild Turkey Eddie Russell

Associate distiller Eddie Russell led a tasting of his Wild Turkey range at our Vinopolis shop earlier this month. As well as taking us through his excellent range of whiskeys, Eddie talked about how his father…

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Spirit of the Month – Michter’s *1 Unblended American Whiskey

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Michters US*1

A slight change for June’s Spirit of the Month. Previous months have seen gin and vodka take centre stage, but this time round, we’ve gone for an American whiskey from Michter’s. Michter’s US*1 Unblended American…

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Jack Daniel’s Honey

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Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

Now, stick with me – this is going to sound a bit weird: I like Jack Daniel’s Honey. That’s not the sort of admission you’d expect a whisky geek to make, but after extensive sampling…

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In their own words – Phil Brandon, founder and distiller, Rock Town Distillery

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Phil Brandon Rock Town

Telecoms-project-manager-turned-distiller Phil Brandon founded Rock Town in 2010, the first legal distillery in Arkansas. While he’s based in downtown Little Rock, he spends a lot of time on the road, travelling around the USA and…

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Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps – a thoroughbred cocktail

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Kentucky Derby

On Kentucky Derby day, there is only one drink you should be seen with: a Mint Julep. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 2 May, and at Churchill Downs racecourse in Louisville, where the…

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Whisky vs whiskey – the differences explained

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Whisky or Whiskey?

Ever wondered why distillers can’t agree on one basic thing: how to spell the liquid they make? Take a look at your drinks cupboard now, and it’s likely there’ll be at least one bottle with…

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Rocky does Rock Town

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Arkansas isn’t the first state one thinks of for whisky production: half of its counties are ‘dry’, which prohibits the sale of alcohol; it’s illegal to drink in a public place or private car (even…

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The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

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The Science and Commerce of Whisky

While there are numerous books about whisky, there are surprisingly few about how to make it, and even fewer about how the whisky industry itself looks at whisky as a thing to be sold. There…

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Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

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Tincup American Whiskey

American whiskey is booming. From the rye explosion (an explosion in popularity, rather than an actual detonation) a few years back to the huge number of craft distilleries appearing all over the USA, American whiskey…

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