Aperol – this is a Spritz

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We’re rather obsessed with summer at TWE at the moment. English memories are short, and each year the warm summer surprises us, with gasps all around as we realise that for a few weeks we…

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National Tequila Day 2015 – Batanga!

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The earth has made another circuit around the sun. In my usually rainy bit of it, it’s been hot, and atmosphere-wise we’re about as close we’re going to get to Mexico. As such, it is fitting…

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

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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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Summer Gin Cocktail Kit – have it your way!

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The sun is doing its best to peek out from behind the clouds, and in preparation for a glorious August, we’ve put together a great little cocktail kit that lets you personalise your drinks –…

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New Signatory TWE exclusive whiskies – a sherried trio

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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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No.3 London Dry Gin – the key to success

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Gin has seen a remarkable rise over the past few years, with new brands appearing almost every week. One of the first was No.3 Gin, introduced by historic wine and spirit merchant (and independent bottler)…

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Hibiki Harmony – a blend apart

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Japanese whisky is enjoying its moment in the sun, but its new-found popularity is putting a strain on stock levels, and as such, non-age-statement whiskies are the inevitable consequence. Hibiki’s answer is Harmony, a blend…

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Highland Park Competition – win a bottle of Orcadian Vintage 1976

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With summer in the air here at TWE HQ, we think it’s time for a new competition. We’re big Highland Park fans and we’ve got a very special bottle to give away: Highland Park 1976…

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Gosling’s Dark ‘n’ Stormy – for when it’s bright ‘n’ sunny

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The past few weeks have been hot in the UK, with some of the highest temperatures recorded down the road from TWE HQ. Fortunately for us, the air conditioning in the office is particularly effective,…

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Malt of the Month – Laphroaig 10 Year Old

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The Islay Festival may have finished weeks ago, but July’s Malt of the Month has been chosen to help those of us who went relive the visit and to give those who couldn’t go a…

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Ledaig Dusgadh 42 – still life

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Every so often, a truly historic bottling comes along. One recent release that deserves that accolade is Ledaig Dùsgadh 42 Year Old. The Isle of Mull’s sole distillery was reopened under the Ledaig name in…

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Tio Pepe En Rama 2015 – ready salted

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It’s been long overdue but sherry is starting to come back into fashion. No longer purely seen as ‘granny’s tipple’, producers have been looking at ways to give a contemporary twist to this historic and…

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Octomore 07.1 – smoke and mirrors

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If you’ve met Bruichladdich’s Jim McEwan, or even heard tales of him, then you’ll know that he’s not a man to do things by halves. His final Islay Festival tasting at the end of last…

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Talisker vs Borough Market tasting – Skye Harder

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Talisker whisky is fiery, peppery and smoky, but does it work with food? We hosted our first Talisker-themed food-pairing night five years ago at the TWE shop, so a sequel was long overdue. Diageo brand…

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Spirit of the Month – Michter’s *1 Unblended American Whiskey

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A slight change for June’s Spirit of the Month. Previous months have seen gin and vodka take centre stage, but this time round, we’ve gone for an American whiskey from Michter’s. Michter’s US*1 Unblended American…

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