The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show – this weekend!

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It’s that time of year again. The office is really busy, new whiskies are appearing in every corner, emails containing huge lists of things are zipping around and I’m working on a weekend – it’s…

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Port Askaig – new batches and very old drams

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We always look forward to new releases from Speciality Drinks Ltd. As a sister company of The Whisky Exchange, we hear whispers of what’s coming next and get an occasional taste, and we’ve been eagerly…

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Penderyn Competition – win a signed That Try

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Every sport has that jaw-dropping moment (inevitably with matching commentary) that stays in the memory for years to come. For football it’s Kenneth Wolstenholme and the fourth goal in the 1966 World Cup Final; there’s Michael…

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Clairin Sajous – the taste of Haiti

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Continuing our efforts to tell everyone about rum, here is a very strange spirit that I really like: Clairin Sajous. Clairin is a style native to Haiti, similar in production and character to agricole rum. That makes sense, as it’s…

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Champagne of the Moment – Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial

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For our new Champagne of the Moment, we’ve chosen a rosé Champagne from arguably the region’s most-famous house, Moët & Chandon. The exact Moët we’ve gone for is the Rosé Impérial – not just the…

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Nikka – ageless classics

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Japanese whisky has seen a huge growth in recognition over the past year, partly due to Yamazaki Sherry Cask being named as 2015 World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It has…

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Vote for us – IWSC Online Retailer of the Year

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It’s that time of year again. The International Wine and Spirits Competition have run out of wine and spirits to judge and their eyes have turned to the world of drinks shops. It’s only the…

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Spirit of the Month – Tanqueray Old Tom

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Joining the Spirit of the Month ranks this September is something both old and new at the same time – Tanqueray Old Tom. Old Tom is an old style of gin, sweeter than a London…

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Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Litre Bottles

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Whisky bottles were standardised at 70cl across Europe back in 1990, and ever since then our North American cousins (and our chums down in South Africa) have been pointing at the extra couple of shots their…

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BenRiach and Glendronach – new TWE exclusives

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We spend a large amount of time at The Whisky Exchange looking for great whisky. While this sometimes appears as obscure old bottles and hard-to-find things from overseas, we also work closely with distilleries to…

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Havana Club 7 – a Cuban revolution

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Havana Club is one of the biggest-selling rums in the world, and they’ve earned their spot at the top. They can trace their rum-production pedigree back over 130 years, and in that time they’ve seen revolution,…

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire – it’s finally here

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A reputation is a terrible thing. You post one thing on the internet, more people than expected read it, and from that day on you are ‘that guy who likes Jack Daniel’s Honey‘. So, when…

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Wild Turkey – the true taste of Kentucky

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Associate distiller Eddie Russell led a tasting of his Wild Turkey range at our Vinopolis shop earlier this month. As well as taking us through his excellent range of whiskeys, Eddie talked about how his father…

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Forest Dry Gin – a gin for all seasons

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Special-edition bottlings are common among spirits producers, but award-winning Belgian sommelier Jurgen Lijcops has gone a stage further by launching Forest Dry Gin, a range of four gins that change with the seasons. We spoke…

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Sake – going against the grain

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Part of the reason I love my job is learning something new every day. There’s one drink that has fascinated me more than any other in recent years (and it’s one of the most complicated)…

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