Growers’ Champagne Tasting with Dawn Davies MW – small is beautiful

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The big Champagne houses are some of the best-known brands on the planet – the likes of Krug, Bollinger and Moët et Chandon. But there is another side – the world of growers’ Champagne. People…

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Laurent-Perrier Rose – Champagne of the Month

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For March’s Champagne of the Month, we’ve chosen an iconic pink Champagne: Laurent-Perrier Rosé. One of the first non-vintage rosé Champagnes when it was launched in 1968, it has become instantly recognisable around the world….

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Rumchata Cream Liqueur – Spirit of the Month

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Easter is just a few weeks away, so for the sweet-toothed among you, we have an ideal Spirit of the Month for you: Rumchata Cream Liqueur. It’s been a huge hit in the US since its 2010 launch,…

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Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old – Malt of the Month

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I’ve been intrigued by Glen Ord for years. Back in the dim and distant past, I became aware of the distillery when I was asked to write about them in 1001 Whiskies to Try Before…

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Lagavulin 200th anniversary – new 8 Year Old whisky

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There aren’t many distilleries that have universal appeal. Some people adore rich, sherried whiskies; other people despise them. Some love lean, medicinal styles; others run a mile. But there is one whisky distillery that gets…

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Foursquare Spiced Rum – a class act

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A lot of people have a soft spot for spiced rum, particularly at this time of year. The combination of rich rum and sweet spice works a treat, particularly served with a mixer or made…

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World whisky tasting at The Whisky Exchange Shop @ Covent Garden

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Our Covent Garden shop opened at the end of last year, and now that we’ve settled in, we’re ready to start our latest new thing – a regular, end-of-the-month tasting evening. Tomorrow, Thursday 25 February,…

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London Beer Week 2016 – it’s on!

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It’s the end of February, which means it’s London Beer Week. After 2015’s successful inaugural year, the Drinkup.London team are back with another week of beer-related shenanigans. There are reduced priced drinks for those with…

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Redbreast 1999 – the first single cask

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Selecting and bottling casks of whisky takes a lot longer than people think. This time last year – well, 11-and-a-bit months ago – Billy Leighton, master blender at Midleton distillery in Ireland, stopped by with some whiskey…

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Elements of Islay Peat – a slice of island life

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We like the Elements of Islay here at The Whisky Exchange blog. Admittedly, they are bottled by our sister company and selected by Oliver Chilton, occasional writer here and developer of The Whisky Exchange’s own exclusive bottlings,…

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Ciroc Derek Zoolander Blue Steel – Double Magnum Prize Draw!

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I am often shocked by a lack of culture from my TWE Blog colleagues. While I was happy to lend them a copy of Dude Where’s My Car – the finest film ever made – to ensure…

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Amrut Everest – Standing by Nepal

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Behind the scenes, The Whisky Exchange is a very international company. We have people from all over the world throughout the business, from Spanish web developers to Romanian photographers, Portuguese designers, Finnish spirits advisers and even…

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Tasting the 2015 Diageo Special Releases

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Our yearly tasting calendar is a varied list of events, taking in everything from whisky to spirits and liqueurs, with even an occasional foray into the world of fizzy wine – tickets to our next tasting, Growers’…

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Spirit of the Month – Saliza Amaretto Veneziano

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Something different for February’s Spirit of the Month – a liqueur. We’ve chosen a classic Italian almond-flavoured example: Salizá Amaretto Veneziano from Bepi Tosolini. Amaretto is an almond-flavoured liqueur which is predominantly made in Italy….

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve – Champagne of the Month

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Next up on our Of The Month list for February is Champagne – this month’s top fizz is from Charles Heidsieck. I admit I didn’t think I knew anything about Charles Heidsieck before I started looking…

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