New Year, New Beer!

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As I have mentioned before, I’m a beer fan. Annoyingly, we’ve not had many on the website, with our small selection consisting of a pair of great Scottish brewers – Harviestoun and Windswept – and…

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Glenmorangie Milsean – sweet drams are made of this

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Launched in 2010, Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series has given a home to the experiments Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, had been carrying out on a smaller scale for many years….

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Burns Night – poetry an’ whisky gang thegither!

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This evening is one of the most important in the Scottish whisky drinking calendar: Burns Night. It’s important enough that I’ve written about it for three of the past four years here on the blog…

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Starward – a New World Whisky

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Australian whisky is on the up. This is far from a new thing, with Sullivans Cove French Oak picking up the World’s Best Whisky award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014 and more distilleries…

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UK Blog Awards – vote for us!

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When it comes to competitions, the past year has been great for The Whisky Exchange – we’ve picked up both the Digital Entrepreneur Small E-Commerce Business of the Year award and the International Wine and…

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Laphroaig 1997 TWE Exclusive – a steal of a price

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Continuing our Laphroaig theme from yesterday, we’ve got a great TWE exclusive to share – Laphroaig 1997 bottled by Berry Brothers. However, we also have an admission to make: we’ve been selling it at the wrong price….

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Laphroaig 32 Year Old – the end of a special birthday year

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Laphroaig’s birthday celebrations have drawn to a close. It was their 200th, so we don’t begrudge them a year of partying, especially as it has featured a few special releases. Things kicked off with the 15…

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New year, new drinks of the month for January

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The new year is starting with a bang – three new drinks of the month each with a great money-saving deal. I’ll start with the Malt of the Month, as it’s a whisky that I tried…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog Review of 2015

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2015 was as busy as ever, with loads of new drinks appearing on our shelves and more customers than ever before – thank you for making it such a success. It’s now 2016, and that…

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Plantation Rum – Caribbean character with a French twist

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If you’re a fan of rum then you’ve probably heard of Plantation. Exploding onto the scene a few years back, they’ve already grown to become one of the most-awarded rum bottlers in the world, including…

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The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis – My Memories

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Ten years after opening in London Bridge, our Vinopolis store closed for the last time on Christmas Eve. We will be announcing its replacement very soon in the same part of town, and in the…

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Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc

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For our final tasting of 2015, we welcomed Inver House Distillers to showcase some of their whiskies, focusing on an aspect of whisky that most companies are not talking about much these days: long ageing….

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Merry Christmas from The Whisky Exchange!

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Another year is almost over, and it’s been another cracker for whisky and spirit drinkers, with all sorts of wonderful things launched in 2015. As you can see from our photo, Billy and I are rather obsessed…

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The Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Year 2016

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We sell thousands of spirits at The Whisky Exchange, so choosing our Spirit of the Year is a tough challenge. This is the third year we’ve given an award to our favourite spirit of the…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year 2016

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With Christmas approaching, it means it’s time to announce the Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year 2016. This now-traditional annual event moved north of the river this year to The Rooms at Browns, just round…

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