Some Experiments from Buffalo Trace

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Hi all, Nic here. I’ve been on the (blogging) shelf for a while, but we’ve had some new Bourbons trickling in at the The Whisky Exchange and I thought I would share a few of…

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Black Tot Day

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July 31st is a bit of a strange day in the booze calendar. While it’s often seen as a sad day in principle, it’s increasingly being celebrated. For those not in the know: July 31st…

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Some New Johnnie Walkers…

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We’ve been meaning to say something up here on the blog for a while about the new additions to the Johnnie Walker range, so finally here are some notes. Earlier this year it was announced…

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A Taste of Kilchoman with Anthony Wills

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We’re having a little break from tastings down at TWE Vinopolis, although we’re still catching up with the write-ups here at HQ. I’d like to say that it’s so that we can have a rest…

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Have a look around Shackleton's Hut

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The fine folks at Google like to play around with shiny things and one of their many obsessions over the last year has been Antarctica. They added streetview to selected areas of the big icy…

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Our Pop-up shop…it lives…

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Following on from my last post on the subject, our temporary shop (only around the corner from our traditional location in Vinopolis) is now fully armed and operational. We’ll be there while Vinopolis is rebuilt/refurbished…

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Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs and the Green Fairy

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I like absinthe. I’ve outed myself as an absinthe fan in public on a number of occasions, and over the years, slowly but surely, it seems that people are coming around to the idea that…

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TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.3

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[Tim and Sukhinder’s sojourn in Japan continues at Chichibu with an epic tasting of dozens of full-strength single cask Karuizawas… you can read about their earlier adventures on the trip here and here.] After our…

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Balvenie, a crafty bunch

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The folks at Balvenie have been a bit busy recently. In fact, that seems to be the way I start off most posts about them, so I suspect the ‘recently’ is more of a ‘for…

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Tasting AE Dor and Grosperrin Cognac with Ed Bates

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This month’s first tasting down at our Shop was another stepping out of the confines of grain spirits, this time into the world of boiled wine, specifically cognac. We were joined by Mousquetaire d’Armagnac and…

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North British 50 year Old – Douglas Laing's Directors' Cut

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North British distillery has been in the news recently and unfortunately it’s not been due to whisky. Happily it was announced last week that the distillery’s cooling towers were not the source of a Legionnaire’s…

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Website Maintenance – Sunday June 24th

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Just a quick note that The Whisky Exchange website will be down from midnight to 8am on Sunday June 24th for maintenance.   We’ll stop accepting orders shortly before midnight, to give people a chance…

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