Win a bottle of Benromach 35!

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Scotch whisky is very different to a few decades ago. Demand is up and as drinkers’ tastes change, distilleries tweak their recipes. The spirit, the casks and the resulting whiskies are all different to how…

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Pollination Gin – embracing the Welsh spirit

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Pollination Gin is an exciting new venture from brothers Pete and Danny Cameron. Many of the botanicals, including lemon balm, chamomile and rowan berry, are foraged locally, in the Dyfi Valley in mid-Wales, on the edge…

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The Widow Clicquot – the first female Champagne CEO

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Our Sparkling Wine of the Month for July is the top-notch Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, so an ideal time to revisit the story of the first female Champagne CEO: Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin. Tilar J Mazzeo’s The Widow…

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New TWE Exclusive Signatory Bottlings!

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We like the folks at Signatory. Andrew and his team know good whisky and we’re very pleased they sometimes let us into their warehouses to choose some casks. Our latest four TWE-exclusive drams have just landed…

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What is bourbon? A guide from The Whisky Exchange

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What is bourbon? That’s Jack Daniel’s, right? Whiskey? Something to do with rye? Well, yes to all three, actually. Very simply, bourbon is a mixture of grains, ground up, mixed with water and heated, fermented…

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The Modern Martini – an evening with Sipsmith and Belsazar

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The Martini is undoubtedly the king of classic cocktails. While other drinks may have more history – both in terms of time and colourful stories – the Martini stands out as an icon. With countless…

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Arran tasting – island life

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The island distillery of Arran was the inspiration for our latest TWE tasting, hosted by sales manager Louisa Young. Although it was only founded relatively recently – in 1995 – Arran is well known among…

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In Their Own Words – Maureen Robinson, Master Blender, Diageo

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Maureen Robinson is a master blender for Diageo’s whisky team, and is involved in both blended Scotch and single malts, as well as helping to choose the eagerly awaited Special Releases each year. She is also…

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Independence Day – a timeline of drinking in the US

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I’ve left the world of wine marketing to dip my toes into the world of whisky and spirits at The Whisky Exchange. I was raised in America, earned my BA in History in Devon, and…

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#Lagavulin200 – celebrating a big birthday

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‘Islay is the eighth wonder of the world’ Colin Dunn knows how to open a whisky tasting. While invoking wonder-dom for Islay may seem hyperbolic, there are some tasting line-ups that justify such comments –…

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Get ready for Independence Day!

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It’s just a couple of weeks until 4 July – Independence Day – and to celebrate, we’ve selected some of our favourite whiskies, all ideal if you’re planning a party, whether you’re in the US…

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Euro 2016 – five great match-ups

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Euro 2016 is under way and if the weekend’s games are a guide, we’re in for a great tournament. Here at TWE, we may not be football experts, but we do know a thing or…

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World Gin Day 2016 – any excuse for gin is a good excuse

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This Saturday is World Gin Day, returning for an eighth year of juniper-related ridiculousness. With the British summer almost certain to disappear with a rumble of thunder and a weekend of pouring rain, there may…

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#WhiskyDad – tweet and win!

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Father’s Day is approaching rapidly and with it a busy time for The Whisky Exchange – you really like buying your dads tasty drinks. This year, we’ve decided to ramp up the celebrations by a…

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Free UK Delivery – ends on Sunday 12 June

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This post is a little different from our usual blog entries. We want to tell you about a saving that our UK customers can make – we’re offering free standard delivery for all UK orders…

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