Cameronbridge – the home of Haig Club

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It’s fairly well known now that Diageo have released a new whisky – Haig Club. Not only is it a new whisky, but something a little different to most: a Single Grain Scotch whisky aimed…

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Mortlach Rare Old

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After months of speculation and waiting (and hoarding of the Mortlach Flora and Fauna) the new whiskies from Mortlach are finally here. Well, the first one is – Mortlach Rare Old. It’s the entry-level bottling for the…

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Merlet C² Liqueurs – explore your fruity side

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Despite the growth of using brown spirits in mixed drinks, Cognac has not benefited to the same degree. The same can be said of liqueurs, with Grand Marnier and Domaine du Canton the only two Cognac-based examples that…

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Summer Spirits and Cocktails at TWE Vinopolis

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While most of the masterclasses at our London shop are focused on the world of whisky, we do like to do something a little different from time to time. With summer most definitely in the…

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Vulson White Rhino Rye – Alpine spirit

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Every now and then, a new product arrives at TWE that really excites us – unique, with a great back story, or simply an interesting concept. So, when we heard about the release of a…

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Kininvie – a long-overdue solo appearance

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  There was much excitement when William Grant launched Batch One from Kininvie to the Taiwanese market in the autumn of 2013, the first-ever release from this off-the-radar distillery. But now, UK whisky drinkers have…

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The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

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While there are numerous books about whisky, there are surprisingly few about how to make it, and even fewer about how the whisky industry itself looks at whisky as a thing to be sold. There…

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Dramboree 2014 – Loch Lomond and a bottle of Ledaig

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Strangely, the UK has fewer whisky festivals than elsewhere in the world. While we have more than 100 of the most famous distilleries in the world sitting north of the Scots border, it’s on the…

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Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

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American whiskey is booming. From the rye explosion (an explosion in popularity, rather than an actual detonation) a few years back to the huge number of craft distilleries appearing all over the USA, American whiskey…

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TWE Tasting – The Magnificent Seven

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If there’s one thing TWE’s whisky guru Duncan Ross loves as much as whisky, it’s westerns. So when he got the chance to talk about both at our latest tasting at Vinopolis, it’s fair to…

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¡National Tequila Day!

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Pretty much every day of the year is (Inter)national X day for a variety of values of X, from pillow fights to mine awareness and osteoperosis to gin. Somewhere hidden in that range is Tequila and…

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Kummel – calming those first-tee nerves

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There are many things that work together. Some need no explanation: soap and water, meat and potatoes or fish and chips; some are a little more obscure – Danny DeVito and Arnie, ham and Coca-Cola,…

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Glen Moray – Elgin's hidden gem

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With around 100 active whisky distilleries in Scotland, it’s inevitable that some get overlooked. One underrated distillery is Glen Moray. The distillery’s range is prominent in supermarkets, but has managed to stay under the radar of the…

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Cabana Cachaca – Brazilian flair in a glass

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The Brazilian football team may have struggled to convince so far in the World Cup, but there’s no denying the spectacle their fans have brought to the tournament – a blast of colour, noise and…

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Benromach – 10k or not 10k

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Distilleries come in all shapes and sizes and I recently took a trip to one of Scotland’s smallest: Benromach. Located in the town of Forres in the north of Speyside, the distillery dates to 1898. One…

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