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Lagavulin Presents Islay Jazz in London!

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Lagavulin Jazz

As you may already be aware, each year since 1999 there has been a festival of jazz in Islay.  This is not to be confused with the annual Feis Ile, aka the Islay Festival of Music…

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Classic Book Reviews: Whisky Tales by Charles MacLean

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First published in 2006, Charles MacLean’s Whisky Tales is an expanded version of his hugely popular MacLean’s Miscellany of Whisky, which had first appeared two years earlier and is today more widely disseminated and easier…

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Tasting Notes: Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

While Bowmore and Auchentoshan have had some attention from the new (well, newish – she joined them towards the end of 2011) Morrison Bowmore Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, the folks at Glen Garioch have been a little…

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Laphroaig: A Love Letter

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Ode on a Laphroaig Thou still unravish’d cask of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, Wooden historian, who canst thus express A barley tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What smoke-tinged legend hangs…

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Classic Book Reviews: Scotch Whisky by David Daiches

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Scotch Whisky - David Daiches

David Daiches’s book Scotch Whisky: Its Past and Present, first appeared in 1969, and was popular enough that a revised edition appeared in 1976, of which my copy is the paperback. I am not sure where…

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What's in a Nose? An Exploration of the Olfactory Epithelium

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Olfactory

At the excellent Auchentoshan Taste Experiments show I went to a week or two ago, I had a minor revelation during Rachel Barrie’s chat about how chemistry affects the DNA of whisky. It occurred when…

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Isle of Arran 18th Birthday Tasting

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Isle of Arran Distillers

[This time we hand you over to Enrico, our shop’s Japanese whisky expert and resident Italian. He really likes whisky from Arran…] We decided to host this tasting to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the…

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Auchentoshan Taste Experiments

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Auchentoshan Presents...

One of 2013’s more interesting press events took place last Tuesday, with the launch of Auchentoshan’s Taste Experiments Masterclasses.  Consumer tickets for these events sold out in a flash, with fans of the Glasgow malt…

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Tasting Notes: Tamdhu 10 Year Old

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Tamdhu 10 year old

We’ve had a number of relaunches over the last year, with reactions to the new whiskies being rather mixed. There’s been unfairly maligned releases like the Macallan 1824 Series and slightly confusing launches like the new…

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Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Whisky

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Mackmyra

The story of Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky distillery, famously began with a ski trip in 1998, when eight friends from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology went on holiday together and all brought bottles of whisky…

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Ardbeg Masterclass at TWE Whisky Show

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Ardbeg Masterclass

If there’s one thing The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is famous for it’s the standard of our incredible Masterclasses.  We’ve already announced three brilliant classes for this year’s show and our final tasting puts the…

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John Walker & Sons Voyager – The Competition

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John Walker & Sons Voyager Competition

I like boats. From dinghies up to ferries I, for some reason, feel more at ease when surrounded by water. Having grown up inland it’s a bit of a mystery how this obsession developed, and…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012: Johnnie Walker Directors' Blend Tasting

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Johnnie Walker Director's Blends

[The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 is rapidly approaching, with Saturday tickets now sold out and the remaining Sunday tickets selling scarily well, so we thought we’d have a look back at our last masterclass…

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Tasting Notes: AnCnoc Peter Arkle Bricks

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Peter Arkle Bricks

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a sucker for nicely presented bottles. From gins with anthropomorphic foxes on the label to book shaped decanters and full-sized crystal skulls, I am tempted to acquire all…

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Ardbeg Ardbog – Now on Sale at TheWhiskyExchange.com!

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Ardbog

Just a quick post to let you all know that Ardbeg Ardbog, as previously mentioned on the blog, is now on sale on our website. It’s one bottle per customer and costs £79.95. Just click…

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