The Whisky Show 2018 – a preview

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is almost upon us! It’s our tenth show this year and we’re celebrating in style – we’ve got more whisky than ever before, bigger masterclasses, excellent show bottlings and even a…

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Cladach – Diageo Special Releases 2018 #10

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It’s time to reveal the final bottle of the Diageo Special Releases 2018 – Cladach. What is Cladach For the second year in a row, Diageo have dropped a secret bottle into the line-up, only…

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Diageo Special Releases 2018 – First Look

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This year’s Diageo Special Releases have been a bundle of surprises. First, they were announced months earlier than usual, popping up in April in an attempt to beat the annual internet leaks, and now we…

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South African Gin and Tonic

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So, you love gin. We know how you feel – we’re partial to a G&T too. Or a Negroni, or a Martini… And for gin lovers, the last 18 months have been fantastic – never…

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Fettercairn – the relaunch

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Fettercairn isn’t a well-known whisky. One of Whyte & Mackay’s single malts – along with Dalmore, Jura, Tamnavulin and Invergordon – it’s not received much love from the owners over the past few years. However,…

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What food goes with vermouth?

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[It’s Vermouth Month, and we’ve asked food and wine pairing expert Fiona Beckett to give us her thoughts on what we should be eating when drinking vermouth] Vermouth has been the big drinks craze of 2018…

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Hendrick’s Orbium – the end of gin and tonic?

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Gin and tonic saves lives. Or at least it did, back when malaria was rife and the powers that be needed to get quinine – one of the most effective anti-malarial substances on the planet…

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New Mortlach Range: a new Flora & Fauna?

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The past four years have been interesting for Mortlach. Once a little-known Speysider with a single official bottling and occasional independent releases, it was a whisky fan’s whisky. But back in early 2014, the Mortlach…

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Fruity whisky – The Whisky Agency and The Whisky Exchange

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Our latest exclusive whisky releases are here! This time it’s a showcase of one our favourite styles of whisky: the fruit bomb. We’ve teamed up with German indie bottler The Whisky Agency to bring you a…

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Happy Daiquiri Day!

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Happy Daiquiri Day! The humble Daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail and maybe the simplest one to make at home. But there’s much more to it than there might seem… What is a Daiquiri? At…

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Foursquare 2005 – ISC Supreme Champion Spirit 2018

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Rum is often seen as a party drink. Drunk in cocktails, over ice, from a coconut, with Coke, on fire, with a slice of lime, from a plastic cup or while wearing a silly hat….

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World Cup Drinking – it’s coming home?

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Football. The beautiful game. Or so I am told. I know nothing about sport, and the current World Cup fever has so far passed me by. However, I seem to be winning The Whisky Exchange…

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Sherry casks part 4: what about soleras?

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[This is the continuation of an old series. Here are the previous instalments if you’d like to catch up – What was a sherry cask, What is a sherry cask and What goes into a…

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Competitive Picnicking – celebrate National Picnic Week

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It’s National Picnic Week and with the weekend looking sunny, it’s time to grab a blanket, some bottles and a sandwich or three, and head into the great outdoors. Caroline has some tips for how…

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New Signatory Glenlivets – decades apart

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We like working with Signatory Vintage. They’re well-known for having frankly ridiculous warehouses, packed with some of the best whisky in Scotland, and we’re always happy when they let us have a look at what…

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The Negroni – a drink for World Gin Day

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It’s that time of year again: World Gin Day is almost upon us. I’m a big fan already (any excuse to drink gin is a good thing, in my opinion) but this year things are…

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Islay Festival woes – the queues

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This week is the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, aka Feis Ile. For eight days, the small, southern Hebridean island doubles its population with an influx of people from around the world, almost all…

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Sharing whisky – it’s better with friends

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As someone who spends a lot of time writing tasting notes for whisky on his own, I sometimes forget that the true joy of a dram is sharing it with someone. Father’s Day is just…

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