Kavalan whisky – made in Taiwan

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We’ve been big fans of Kavalan since it first made an appearance on our shores in 2011, so much so that we spent a year to be the first to stock its whiskies in the UK, and it has been…

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Langatun Swiss whisky – one man’s dream

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I’ve never tried Swiss whisky before, and I suspect that quite a few of you reading this are the same. It’s always fascinating to try a whisky from one of the non-traditional whisky countries/regions, so when…

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Aberlour 16 Year Old First-Fill Sherry Cask #4738 – TWE Exclusive

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Last week saw the end of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – five days of events across Scotland’s most densely packed whisky-producing region. We watched enviously as tweets, Facebook posts and the occasional bragging text message told tales…

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May offers of the month – Lagavulin Whisky, Chase Fruit Cup and Moet Champagne

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A new month means our latest trio of offers, and with the weather beginning to warm up, there’s a summery feel to our choices for May. Malt of the Month The Malt of the Month…

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Vermouth tasting – a bittersweet symphony

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Vermouth has long been the secret weapon of a good bartender. They know that a dash can transform a cocktail, adding complexity and depth, as well as a refreshing, bittersweet character. Vermouth’s other strong suit…

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Win 15 litres of Moet & Chandon Champagne!

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Our latest prize draw is big in more ways than one! We’re offering one customer the chance to win a huge 15-litre bottle of Champagne. Simply buy a 75cl bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut…

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Glenlivet Nadurra Peated – a nostalgic dram

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Whisky from The Glenlivet is known for its generous, fruity style, but did you know that in the past, its spirit was always lightly peated? The Speyside distillery has just launched the third bottling in…

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Benriach tasting – fruit, glorious fruit!

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After a difficult start to life, Benriach has emerged from the shadows and is now a highly regarded Speyside distillery. It closed after just two years in 1900, with a 65-year gap until it reopened…

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In Their Own Words – Colin Dunn, Whisky Ambassador, Diageo

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Colin Dunn has done more than most to get people switched on to whisky. After a spell with Suntory, he moved to Diageo in 2008, educating drinkers about the delights of the company’s numerous single…

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Happy Glenfarclas 105 Day!

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Happy Glenfarclas 105 Day everyone! Now, while this may not be the most well-known of whisky-related holidays – those honours go to World Whisky Day and International Whisk(e)y Day – the 105th day of the…

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Oban Little Bay – win a trip to Scotland!

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Oban was one of the first whisky distilleries I visited; it was more than a decade ago, but I remember it well. Situated on Scotland’s west coast in the heart of the Highland town of the…

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Highland Park 1999 – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Finding good whisky is difficult. I don’t mean on the shelves – despite loud online debates to the contrary, there has never been such a range of different, great-tasting drams available – but finding a…

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The rise of British spirits

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Spirit production in Britain has come a long way in the past decade. Previously just a bastion of whisky and gin, today you’ll find aperitifs, cider brandy and even marc made on the island. Founded in…

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April offers of the month – Royal Brackla, Bacardi and Gusbourne

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It’s time for April’s drinks of the month! We have the usual malt and spirit offers, and new for this month: sparkling wine. The Malt of the Month is Royal Brackla 16 Year Old. Launched…

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All whiskies to carry age statements by 2017 – exclusive

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The Whisky Exchange has learned of a startling development that could turn the whisky industry on its head – within 12 months, every spirit produced in the EU will need to declare its age on the label….

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