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Chris Cusiter – ‘Whisky is something Scotland can be proud of’

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Chris Cusiter

Scottish rugby international Chris Cusiter talks to TWE about his new-found love of whisky, this year’s World Cup, and his post-career plans. What do you like about whisky? I love it; I love everything about…

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Hedonism Quindecimus – Happy 15th Birthday, Compass Box!

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Hedonism Quindecimus

The Whisky Exchange and boutique whisky blender Compass Box have a few things in common: we started out from one person’s idea, we’re based in west London and we have fewer employees than most people assume….

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Bowmore – a totally tropical journey

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Bowmore Distillery

During a recent trip, I was very fortunate to try a plethora of once-in-a lifetime drams from the oldest distillery on Islay: Bowmore. Outside of the big-name investment whiskies such as the Black Bowmore trilogy…

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In their own words – Mark Thomson, UK Brand Ambassador, Glenfiddich

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Mark Thomson, Glenfiddich UK Brand Ambassador

‘I got into whisky because of my family. My grandfather, who recently passed away at 106, had drunk whisky all of his life. Sherry was his other tipple, but I didn’t speak Spanish so the…

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Malt of the Month – Mortlach Rare Old

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Mortlach Rare Old

The launch of the new Mortlach range has been slow-burning. The new whiskies were first announced early in 2014 and finally hit the market in the summer. Since then, they have been rolling out across…

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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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NAS whisky – Diageo speaks out

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Nick Morgan

When I told Diageo’s Nick Morgan that I’d like to discuss the subject of No Age Statement (NAS) whisky, there was a roll of the eyes and a rather weary sigh. This reaction is explained…

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The Unseen Bar and the lesser-spotted Glenmorangie 1963

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The Glenmorangie Unseen Bar

Pop-up whisky bars are all the rage in London these days. They’re a great chance for distilleries to actually speak to whisky fans and for those same fans to try some interesting drams. From today…

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In Their Own Words – Alan Winchester, Master Distiller, The Glenlivet

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Alan Winchester

Alan Winchester is one of most respected names in Scotch whisky. He has worked in a multitude of roles in the business, and was appointed master distiller of The Glenlivet in 2009. With the arrival…

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Linkwood – my first love

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Linkwood in the 1950s

The Whisky Exchange’s old and rare buyer, Michael Wilder, has a confession to make. He only has eyes for Linkwood… I’ve been with TWE for more than five years and have held a number of…

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Talisker Skye – soft, strong and quite long

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Talisker Skye

Talisker is known for its rugged whisky. Salty, smoky and definitely coastal, mirroring the nature of the Isle of Skye and fairly uncompromising in style. However, the latest new entry into their stable looks at a different side of the distillery’s character: its softer and more approachable nature. Introducing Talisker Skye.

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Highland Park Odin – Norse code

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Highland Park Odin

The final addition to Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection – Odin – is here, following in the footsteps of Thor, Loki and Freya . Also known as ‘The Furious One’, Odin, we are told, is the…

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Glenmorangie Tusail – a Maris made in heaven

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Glenmorangie logo

Life is tough for Bill Lumsden. Every year, it’s his job to dream up new expressions of whisky. New Ardbegs, to keep the peat heads happy, and new Glenmorangies, which have featured a bewildering array…

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Malt of the Month – Cardhu 18 Year Old

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Cardhu 18 Malt of the Month

They’re big whisky drinkers in Spain, and while blends such as Ballantine’s and Johnnie Walker are the top sellers, one single malt has a huge following, too: Cardhu. Head into any half-decent bar, and it’s…

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In Their Own Words – Georgie Bell, luxury malts ambassador, Mortlach

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Georgie Bell feature pic

After wowing the Edinburgh bar scene with her mixology skills, then educating whisky fans at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Georgie Bell is now on a mission to get people drinking Mortlach single malt. We…

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