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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Jameson – new look, new whiskeys

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For many, Jameson is their first experience of Irish whiskey. The classic Original is the bestselling whiskey from the country (try it with ginger ale). But this week, the brand announced it is launching The Whiskey Makers series,…

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June Offers of the Month – Glenfiddich whisky, Botanist gin and Bollinger Champagne

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The arrival of June means that summer is finally here, and we have another trio of great offers celebrating the best whiskies, spirits and Champagne: a rich, fruity whisky from Glenfiddich; a stylish gin from…

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Vermouth – not just for bartenders

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Vermouth is a drink that’s definitely on the rise. For years it’s been relegated to the sorry state of being ‘just’ a cocktail ingredient, but more recently there’s been a resurgence in vermouth being appreciated…

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Ardbeg Dark Cove – smugglers’ delight

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The Islay Festival is drawing to close. Tomorrow is the last day, and in usual fashion, things are ending with a bang: it’s Ardbeg Day – or, as they are calling it this year, Ardbeg Night. Unlike…

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In Their Own Words – Adam Hannett, Head Distiller, Bruichladdich

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Islay native Adam Hannett has some very big shoes to fill. As head distiller at Bruichladdich since summer 2015, he and distillery manager Allan Logan have taken over the running of one of Scotland’s best-loved distilleries,…

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Seedlip Garden 108 – the taste of summer

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When we launched Seedlip late last year, we weren’t surprised how popular it became, because people had been crying out for a non-alcoholic drink that wasn’t fizzy and packed full of sugar. And now, the…

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London Wine Week 2016

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Spring has sprung and London Wine Week is upon us yet again. If you’re in London and are either a wine fan or someone who wants to learn more, then head over to the Wine…

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Islay Festival whisky offers – save on your favourite drams

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It’s that time of year again. If you know any whisky geeks online, then Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are probably already filling up with pictures of the Scottish countryside, Calmac ferries and the Port Askaig…

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