Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Whisky

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The story of Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky distillery, famously began with a ski trip in 1998, when eight friends from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology went on holiday together and all brought bottles of whisky…

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Ardbeg Masterclass at TWE Whisky Show

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If there’s one thing The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is famous for it’s the standard of our incredible Masterclasses.  We’ve already announced three brilliant classes for this year’s show and our final tasting puts the…

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John Walker & Sons Voyager – The Competition

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I like boats. From dinghies up to ferries I, for some reason, feel more at ease when surrounded by water. Having grown up inland it’s a bit of a mystery how this obsession developed, and…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012: Johnnie Walker Directors' Blend Tasting

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[The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 is rapidly approaching, with Saturday tickets now sold out and the remaining Sunday tickets selling scarily well, so we thought we’d have a look back at our last masterclass…

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Tasting Notes: AnCnoc Peter Arkle Bricks

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It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a sucker for nicely presented bottles. From gins with anthropomorphic foxes on the label to book shaped decanters and full-sized crystal skulls, I am tempted to acquire all…

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Lanson Wimbledon Edition Champagne

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With the football season finished, vague signs of weather improvement and the longest day coming up (no really), our thoughts turn to picnics and, on a sporting front, to the summer of tennis and cricket…

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Ardbeg Ardbog – Now on Sale at TheWhiskyExchange.com!

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Just a quick post to let you all know that Ardbeg Ardbog, as previously mentioned on the blog, is now on sale on our website. It’s one bottle per customer and costs £79.95. Just click…

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Tasting Notes: Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

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The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 launch was last night at the Balvenie whisky fete (still running today and tomorrow, 12 until 6pm) and I was fortunate enough to be on the invite list. Working…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.9: More Whisky Bars

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[Welcome to the concluding episode of Tim F’s series of whisky adventures in Japan, in which more whisky bars are visited. Time-rich insomniacs can find the previous instalments here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] It was with some trepidation…

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World Gin Day 2013

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It’s June again and with it comes the celebration day for that most classic of British ‘summer’ drinks – World Gin Day: Saturday June 15th. It’s grown again this year and there’s a new World…

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Elegant Oldies Tasting with Tim & Billy

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Elegant Oldies, what’s that all about then? Well, if you’re reading this you’re probably already vaguely aware of two things: 1) The Whisky Exchange is the best online resource on the planet for affordable old…

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The Balvenie Whisky Fete and Tun 1401 Batch 8

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It’s the time of year when the folks at The Balvenie, invigorated by the pale globe in the sky shining its limp light through Scottish clouds, celebrate their craft laden approach to whisky making with…

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Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

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We had a tremendous Elements of Islay tasting at TWE Vinopolis on Monday 13th May, hosted by Simon Roser and Franchi Ferla of Simply Whisky. Simply Whisky are great pals of TWE and have their own unique…

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Ardbog Day

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If you’re reading this, then it’s highly likely that you know that Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, is currently happening over on Islay and Jura. You probably also know that the…

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Tasting Notes: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

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Around the time of The Whisky Show last year we were rather pleased to have scored some whisky from a brand new distiller on the single malt scene – Goa’s John Distilleries, makers of Paul…

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