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Diageo Special Releases 2015 – first look

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Diageo Special Releases 2015

Each year, Diageo launches a small number of limited-edition whiskies from its distilleries under the Special Releases banner. None have ever been seen before, so unsurprisingly, interest (and demand) is high when they hit the…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2015 – Three Legends of Whisky

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Three Legends of Whisky

‘This is a moment in history. This will never be repeated.’ A dramatic introduction from our host Dave Broom, but fully warranted. The final Masterclass of the 2015 Whisky Exchange Whisky Show featured more than…

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New from Compass Box – Flaming Heart 5th and This is not a luxury Whisky

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Flaming Heart and This is not a luxury Whisky

We like a birthday at TWE. With our 15th anniversary year drawing to a close, we’ll happily use anyone else as an excuse to continue the party, and the folks at Compass Box have stepped…

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The Whisky Show 2015 – The Show Bottlings

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Show Bottlings

At The Whisky Show, I have either the best or worst job in TWE’s editorial team. Rocky is king of the masterclasses, setting up, breaking down and generally keeping the ship on an even keel;…

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Amrut Whisky Tasting – single malt from India

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Amrut Distillery

Something a little different for our latest TWE Vinopolis tasting – Indian single malt. It has taken time for Indian whiskies to be taken seriously by traditional whisky drinkers, but the best now stand toe-to-toe with their Scotch…

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Midleton Dair Ghaelach – Irish Virgin Oak

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Midleton label

Back in April, I wrote about Midleton Dair Ghaelach, a new Irish pot still whiskey finished in Irish virgin oak. That post concentrated more on the sourcing and treatment of the wood; this post is…

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Three great offers on whisky, rum and Champagne

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October Deals

Each month, we choose a whisky and a spirit that we particularly like and knock a chunk off the price. Now and again, we do the same thing with Champagne. We’re nice like that. October is no exception, and…

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Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold – Life in the freezer

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Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

I love it when people send me whisky, and a nice drop of Dalwhinnie? Great. Winter’s Gold is the latest in Diageo’s No Age Statement versions of core Classic Malts, following on from the likes…

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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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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show – this weekend!

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2015

It’s that time of year again. The office is really busy, new whiskies are appearing in every corner, emails containing huge lists of things are zipping around and I’m working on a weekend – it’s…

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Port Askaig – new batches and very old drams

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Port Askaig

We always look forward to new releases from Speciality Drinks Ltd. As a sister company of The Whisky Exchange, we hear whispers of what’s coming next and get an occasional taste, and we’ve been eagerly…

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Penderyn Competition – win a signed That Try

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Gareth Edwards Penderyn That Try

Every sport has that jaw-dropping moment (inevitably with matching commentary) that stays in the memory for years to come. For football it’s Kenneth Wolstenholme and the fourth goal in the 1966 World Cup Final; there’s Michael…

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Nikka – ageless classics

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Sayumi Oyama Nikka tasting TWE Vinopolis

Japanese whisky has seen a huge growth in recognition over the past year, partly due to Yamazaki Sherry Cask being named as 2015 World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It has…

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Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Litre Bottles

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Glenfarclas 12

Whisky bottles were standardised at 70cl across Europe back in 1990, and ever since then our North American cousins (and our chums down in South Africa) have been pointing at the extra couple of shots their…

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BenRiach and Glendronach – new TWE exclusives

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Glendronach Benriach

We spend a large amount of time at The Whisky Exchange looking for great whisky. While this sometimes appears as obscure old bottles and hard-to-find things from overseas, we also work closely with distilleries to…

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