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New Nikka whiskies – power of three

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Nikka

When Jim Murray named Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 his 2015 World Whisky of the Year, no-one could have foreseen the unprecedented demand Japanese whisky would experience over the following years. It’s been almost a year since Nikka’s announcement…

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Kavalan whisky – made in Taiwan

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Kavalan Distillery

We’ve been big fans of Kavalan since it first made an appearance on our shores in 2011, so much so that we spent a year to be the first to stock its whiskies in the UK, and it has been…

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Aberlour 16 Year Old First-Fill Sherry Cask #4738 – TWE Exclusive

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Aberlour 16 TWE Exclusive

Last week saw the end of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – five days of events across Scotland’s most densely packed whisky-producing region. We watched enviously as tweets, Facebook posts and the occasional bragging text message told tales…

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May offers of the month – Lagavulin Whisky, Chase Fruit Cup and Moet Champagne

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Of the Month offers

A new month means our latest trio of offers, and with the weather beginning to warm up, there’s a summery feel to our choices for May. Malt of the Month The Malt of the Month…

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Happy Glenfarclas 105 Day!

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Glenfarclas Day Prize Draw

Happy Glenfarclas 105 Day everyone! Now, while this may not be the most well-known of whisky-related holidays – those honours go to World Whisky Day and International Whisk(e)y Day – the 105th day of the…

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Highland Park 1999 – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Highland Park 1999 TWE Exclusive

Finding good whisky is difficult. I don’t mean on the shelves – despite loud online debates to the contrary, there has never been such a range of different, great-tasting drams available – but finding a…

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Elements of Islay – the peat generation

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Elements of Islay

Our fortnightly London tastings follow a theme, often a single type of spirit or a range of products from one brand. Sometimes it coincides with the launch of a new product, as was the case…

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Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old – Malt of the Month

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Glen Ord

I’ve been intrigued by Glen Ord for years. Back in the dim and distant past, I became aware of the distillery when I was asked to write about them in 1001 Whiskies to Try Before…

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Redbreast 1999 – the first single cask

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Redbreast 1999 Single Sherry Cask

Selecting and bottling casks of whisky takes a lot longer than people think. This time last year – well, 11-and-a-bit months ago – Billy Leighton, master blender at Midleton distillery in Ireland, stopped by with some whiskey…

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Amrut Everest – Standing by Nepal

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Amrut Everest

Behind the scenes, The Whisky Exchange is a very international company. We have people from all over the world throughout the business, from Spanish web developers to Romanian photographers, Portuguese designers, Finnish spirits advisers and even…

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Tasting the 2015 Diageo Special Releases

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Colin Dunn Special Releases Tasting

Our yearly tasting calendar is a varied list of events, taking in everything from whisky to spirits and liqueurs, with even an occasional foray into the world of fizzy wine – tickets to our next tasting, Growers’…

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Glenmorangie Milsean – sweet drams are made of this

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Glenmorangie Milsean

Launched in 2010, Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series has given a home to the experiments Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, had been carrying out on a smaller scale for many years….

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Starward – a New World Whisky

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Starward

Australian whisky is on the up. This is far from a new thing, with Sullivans Cove French Oak picking up the World’s Best Whisky award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014 and more distilleries…

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Laphroaig 1997 TWE Exclusive – a steal of a price

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Laphroaig 1997 bbr

Continuing our Laphroaig theme from yesterday, we’ve got a great TWE exclusive to share – Laphroaig 1997 bottled by Berry Brothers. However, we also have an admission to make: we’ve been selling it at the wrong price….

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Laphroaig 32 Year Old – the end of a special birthday year

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Laphroaig 32

Laphroaig’s birthday celebrations have drawn to a close. It was their 200th, so we don’t begrudge them a year of partying, especially as it has featured a few special releases. Things kicked off with the 15…

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