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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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New year, new drinks of the month for January

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Of The Month January 2016

The new year is starting with a bang – three new drinks of the month each with a great money-saving deal. I’ll start with the Malt of the Month, as it’s a whisky that I tried…

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Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc

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Inver House Aged Tasting

For our final tasting of 2015, we welcomed Inver House Distillers to showcase some of their whiskies, focusing on an aspect of whisky that most companies are not talking about much these days: long ageing….

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Compass Box – 15 not out

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John Glaser Compass Box

Compass Box has long been one of my favourite blenders. Founded by whiskymaker John Glaser in 2000, it has gone from strength to strength. The team has been at the forefront of innovation, and is…

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Dalmore prize draw – win whisky worth more than £1,750!

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Dalmore Prize Draw

It’s the season of prize draws at The Whisky Exchange, and the next on the list of great whiskies to win is an impressive set from Dalmore. With legendary master blender Richard Paterson travelling the world…

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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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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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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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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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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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Karuizawa Charity Masterclass – The Whisky Show does it again…

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Karuizawa Charity Tasting

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is less than eight weeks away, which means that from here on the announcements will be coming thick and fast – there’s lots going on this year. For those of…

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Malt of the Month – Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

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Aberfeldy Warehouses

The start of August means it’s time for our new Malt of the Month. This time, we’ve chosen a lighter and summery whisky: Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, and have knocked £4.50 off the usual price…

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Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d – I call that a bargain

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Glenfarclas £511.19s.0d

A lot of distilleries talk about their history, but there are few still in operation who can point to generations of family ownership. One of the best known distilling families in that exclusive club are…

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New Signatory TWE exclusive whiskies – a sherried trio

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TWE Signatory Exclusives

Over the past few years we’ve been working closely with some of the world’s best independent bottlers to release whiskies exclusive to The Whisky Exchange. We’ve produced a range of great bottlings, but we’ve returned…

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