Springbank Distillery – a family affair

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It’s hard to think that Campbeltown was once the whisky capital of the world. With just three distilleries in operation in the area now, you wonder what happened to the other 27 that were there…

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New Elements Of Islay – Billy Abbott edition!

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The Elements of Islay range of whiskies is one that’s very close to my heart. While it’s bottled by our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, the TWE Blog team often help out when putting together…

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2014 World Cup – if football teams were whiskies…

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The 2014 World Cup is finally ready (even if the stadiums aren’t), so with this fantastic feast of football to look forward to, here are the teams to watch. And if you can’t decide who…

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The perfect Father’s Day gift – a ticket to TWE's Whisky Show

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Buying the perfect present for Father’s Day isn’t easy, we know that. Once you’ve run through the usual presents (socks, hankies, golf pitchmark repairer), inspiration can run dry. But here at The Whisky Exchange, we…

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Highland Park 12 – Malt of the Month

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We do lots of special offers over on The Whisky Exchange website, and every month we choose a new Malt of the Month to do a great deal on. While we’ve been doing this quietly…

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Ardbeg Auriverdes with Dr Bill Lumsden – liquid football!

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It’s almost that time of year again – Ardbeg Day, with events happening all around the world. Each year the distillery releases a limited-edition whisky to commemorate the day (click here for our post on…

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The Single Malts of Scotland – new look and new whiskies

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Our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, has unveiled a stylish new look for its Single Malts of Scotland (SMOS) range, as well as – count ’em – FIVE new bottlings. The new whiskies comprise a…

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The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15yo – My Sherry Amour

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Ears certainly pricked up at TWE HQ when news came in of a new release from The Balvenie. There will be those still mourning the loss of the bourbon-matured 15 Year Old Single Barrel (officially…

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Bowmore Darkest and Montezuma's Chocolate

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With the Islay Festival of Malt and Music rapidly approaching, the island’s whiskies have been much on my mind. A little while back, we took delivery a big box of chocolate from the folks at…

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The Whisky Lounge London Whisky Weekender

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The Whisky Lounge is rolling into town this May with their biggest event yet – The London Whisky Weekender. If you’re near London between Friday 16 and Sunday 18 May, and like whisky, then you should…

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Singleton Sunray and Tailfire – Dufftown's latest

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The Singleton is a worldwide phenomenon, hiding whisky from three different distilleries under one brand, with each appearing in different countries around the world. In the UK all of the readily available Singleton whisky comes…

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New Chichibu and the final card – Hanyu The Joker

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Around two hours’ drive north-west of Tokyo, near the city of Saitama, is the largely mountainous town of Chichibu and the home of Chichibu distillery – Japan’s youngest. Although Ichiro Akuto only started planning this…

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Le Nez du Whisky – follow your nose

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Regular readers of the blog will know one thing that we’re always keen to learn more about is all things olfaction-related (see Tim’s post last August). So when I was offered to chance to try…

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Peaty AnCnoc – Rutter and Flaughter

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Peat smoke. To many it’s the key flavour in whiskies and for others it’s the reason they don’t drink whisky. While only relatively few whiskies are actually noticeably peaty, it’s become one of the best-known…

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City of London Distillery – capital venture

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It’s been satisfying to watch the resurgence of gin as a classy, sophisticated spirit, and more so given that this resurgence hasn’t been limited to one particular style or brand – it’s been across the…

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