Ledaig 18 Year Old – Whisky of the Year 2023

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Our Whisky of the Year 2023 has been decided! Ledaig 18 Year Old single malt from Tobermory distillery’s range of peated whiskies won the hearts of the attendees at our judging event in London and…

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Scapa 2007 19 Year Old – Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Continuing our look into The Whisky Exchange’s latest exclusive releases, we move on to my most anticipated whisky of last year. It’s a release from one of Scotland’s most northerly distilleries and one which we…

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Strathisla 2003 15 Year Old – Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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The past few months have seen a whole host of new exclusive whiskies hit the shelves at The Whisky Exchange. Now that the combined whirlwind of Whisky Show and Christmas has calmed down, we’re going…

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Rum of the Year 2023 – Appleton Estate 15 Year Old Black River Casks

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A well-earned win for one of the oldest names in Jamaican rum – Appleton Estate 15 Year Old Black River Casks saw off stiff competition  to be named The Whisky Exchange Rum of the Year…

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Sherry Cocktails – Lower Your ABV

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Dropping the spirits from your Friday night cocktail, doesn’t have to mean compromising on flavour. Fortified wines deliver complexity in the same way spirits do without the alcoholic heft. Sherry in particular, with its flavour…

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Low ABV Cocktails – Not Quite Dry January

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Mince pies, cake, roast turkey, port, Buck’s Fizz, roast potatoes, Champagne… December brings with it a host of delicious, indulgent treats. I can’t remember the last Christmas that didn’t end in me being so full…

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Black Friday Whisky 2022

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It’s Black Friday, yet again. The strange, American-exported shopping holiday, packed with deals and occasional scrums in department stores. We’re not fans of fighting over whisky, so have again – for a 6th year –…

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Whisky 101 – Part Two: whisk(e)y around the world

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Continuing our series of posts looking at whisky making, terminology and style, it’s time to go global. Whisky is made around the world, but it’s a bit different wherever you find a distillery. In this…

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Whisky 101 – Part one: a beginner’s guide

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The world of whisky is wide and can be confusing. Here’s a short guide to help you interpret what’s on a label and make sure you are picking up the right bottle.

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Whisky of the Year 2022: An Interview with Deanston Master Distiller Brendan McCarron

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When Brendan McCarron arrived at Deanston in 2021, he was greeted by terrible news. The distillery’s flagship 18-year-old expression had recently been de-listed. “I went outside and screamed into a bag,” Brendan tells us. “Then…

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Whisky of the Year 2022: Get to Know Deanston Distillery in Six Bottles

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To continue our celebration of Deanston 18 Year Old winning our Whisky of the Year 2022 award, we’re taking a look at the history of this great Highlander.  Deanston scored a decisive victory at our…

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Diageo Special Releases 2022 – Elusive Expressions

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It’s that time of year again: Whisky Show is days away, the year-end acceleration of new whisky releases is upon us and I’m already pining for a holiday. All of this means that that we…

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The Glenturret – more than just a distillery

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We’re currently running a competition to win a fantastic trip to visit Glenturret, so I decided to head up to Scotland to see what all the fuss was about, and make sure that the prize…

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Liberté, égalité, Lillet: Three Ways to drink Bordeaux’s favourite Aperitif

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Sweet, aromatic Lillet Blanc has been a fixture on bars and dinner tables across France for more than a century. While this icon of bon vivant-ery is also exported around the world there is some…

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Singleton of Dufftown Food Pairing – Grub’s Up!

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The Singleton of Dufftown has been at the heart of the Singleton range for years and has recently been getting some exposure from its owners as a go-to dram. One of the reasons it has…

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The History of Cuban Rum in Three Drinks

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The story of Cuban rum is, in many ways, the story of Cuba. Its evolution has followed changes in the island’s economy and culture, from the first aguardiente to the light aged rums we enjoy…

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The Chichibu Martial Arts Trilogy – Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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When it comes to our regular exclusive releases, there’s one distillery which gets most of the attention. We sit hitting refresh on the shipping website, waiting for details of when the bottles might land in…

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Caperdonich – a lost Speysider with a smoky secret

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The history of whisky in Scotland is littered with the names of closed distilleries. While some of them have risen in fame since their closing, some have continued in obscurity, and a few have done…

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