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Black Friday Whisky 2018 Edition

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Black Friday 2018

Black Friday is upon us again. When we decided to join in with the festivities of the day a few years back, we decided we’d make things simple: offer a single great whisky at a…

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel Select – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

American whiskey is on the up. While Irish whiskey may be the fastest growing in the world, the USA is gaining ground as the connoisseurs choice. Whiskeys like the Van Winkle range are snapped up…

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Amrut – Nectar of the Gods with Ashok Chockalingam

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In a bust-up for the dubious honour of ‘most mysterious and least-known major whisky-producing nation’ it is, by my reckoning, a straight-up two-way tussle between India and Taiwan – Japan and England having now backed away into relative…

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New Signatory & Edradour Exclusives – The Whisky Show 10th Anniversary

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New Signatory Exclusives

It’s a year for celebrating big anniversaries. Not only has legendary independent bottler Signatory Vintage just turned 30, but it was also the 10th instalment of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show. To begin the celebrations,…

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Karuizawa – The Murasaki Geishas

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At The Whisky Exchange, we are very fortunate to be able to bottle some of the world’s rarest and most exclusive whiskies. Joining those hallowed ranks today is a pair of new bottlings from maybe…

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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 – The Winners

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

It’s that time again: Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 is landing imminently and Jim’s picks of the world’s top whiskies are in. After a few years of controversial choices, with Scotch whisky bouncing in and…

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The Whisky Show 2018 Bottlings

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Whisky Show 10th Anniversary

Last weekend was one of our biggest of the year – The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show. 2018 is a particularly special year, as it marked the tenth edition of the show. Ten years have seen…

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My First Whisky Show

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Last weekend marked The Whisky Exchange’s 10th annual Whisky Show. I went along for, rather shamefully, the first time – and had my preconceptions utterly annihilated. The first – perhaps point-of-this-post-defeating – statement I’d like…

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Caroni 2000 17 Year Old – Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Caroni 2000 17yo Whisky Exchange exclusive

We’re very fortunate at The Whisky Exchange. Not only do we have one of the world’s widest ranges of great spirits, beers, wines and liqueurs, but we also work with the foremost independent bottlers and…

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The Whisky Show 2018 – a preview

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2018

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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Diageo Special Releases 2018

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 12

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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Vermouth

[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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New Mortlach Range

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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