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Laphroaig – a significant birthday

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This year’s Islay Festival is one of anniversaries and milestones. Along with Kilchoman’s 10th birthday and Jim McEwan’s retirement there are a pair of big-number celebrations: the 200th anniversaries of the founding of both Ardbeg…

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Islay Feis Ile 2015 – save on your favourite whiskies

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The end of May is a landmark in the whisky calendar – the Islay Festival, or Feis Ile, to give it its proper name. The whole island is involved, and even neighbouring Jura gets in on…

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Laphroaig 15 Year Old – let the celebrations begin

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Laphroaig 15 Year Old

If you’ve looked at a bottle of Laphroaig over the past few years, then you probably know why 2015 is a big year for the distillery – founded in 1815, as they proudly state on their labels,…

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No more peaty whisky from Islay

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Peat. Yesterday.

Fans of Islay whisky should brace themselves for a stormy future. We’ve got our hands on some research that will strike terror into the hearts of peat heads: peat on Islay will run out by…

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Kirsty Wark – 'my memories of whisky are from a very early age'

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We caught up with Newsnight presenter and author Kirsty Wark to discuss her love of Scotch whisky, what she likes to drink, and how she drinks it.

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Spirit and Whisky of the Year 2014-15

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Spirit and Whisky of the Year 2014-15

It’s strange how quickly something becomes a yearly tradition. It’s only the second time we’ve given our Whisky and Spirit of the Year awards, but it already feels like a festive fixture. The core idea…

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The perfect Father’s Day gift – a ticket to TWE's Whisky Show

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

Buying the perfect present for Father’s Day isn’t easy, we know that. Once you’ve run through the usual presents (socks, hankies, golf pitchmark repairer), inspiration can run dry. But here at The Whisky Exchange, we…

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The Latest from the Elements of Islay

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This year’s Whisky Show has been a rather busy time for us. Not only did we have a show to put on (it went very well, thank you for asking – our writeup of the…

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Laphroaig: A Love Letter

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Ode on a Laphroaig Thou still unravish’d cask of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, Wooden historian, who canst thus express A barley tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What smoke-tinged legend hangs…

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What's in a Nose? An Exploration of the Olfactory Epithelium

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At the excellent Auchentoshan Taste Experiments show I went to a week or two ago, I had a minor revelation during Rachel Barrie’s chat about how chemistry affects the DNA of whisky. It occurred when…

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TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.8: Japanese Whisky Bars

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[Welcome to the penultimate episode of TWE’s epic Karuizawa trip, in which we visit some amazing Japanese whisky bars. The previous posts can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] Our friends from France and Taiwan had departed, but…

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TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

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After a hectic first day of this year’s TWE Whisky Show had ended with a well-behaved single pint at the egregiously smelly (but comprehensively beer-endowed) Rake Bar before an early retirement on account of toothache, I…

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Whisky and Art?

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[We are joined this week by one of our newest recruits in the shop – regular target of antipodean jokes and actual Australian, Mr Joel Eastman] After an Olympic-sized hiatus, our regular tasting evenings finally…

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TWE Whisky Show – Update

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A lot has been going on in Whisky Exchange Whisky Show-land over the last few months since we last mentioned it on here, so I thought I’d drop in a quick update. Firstly, there’s loads…

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TWE Blog Awards!

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It’s Oscar time again, and even in the whisky world the awards season is in full swing. Basking in the warm glow of our award for Best Online / Direct Mail Retailer of the Year at the recent…

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