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50 years of Black Tot Day, 24 hours of rum madness

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Black Tot Day

31 July is Black Tot Day, a special day for rum lovers. This year is even more special than usual – it’s fifty years since the first one. To celebrate, there’s some extra-special rum shenanigans…

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Waterford – terroir and teireoir

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Waterford Terroir/Teireoir

Ever since Waterford first spun up its mill and stepped into the world of distilling in 2017, it’s been disruptive; doing something different and challenging both the whisky industry and consumers. But now, after three…

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Virtual Tastings – July 2020

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Virtual Tastings July 2020

While our shop at London Bridge is now open, we’re not quite ready to start running tastings in person yet, so our program of Virtual Tastings continues! Virtual Tastings June’s line-up of tastings has been…

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Chichibu On The Way 2019 – not long now…

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Chichibu On The Way 2019

Chichibu is a distillery that’s rapidly getting a lot of attention. Sat at the front of the new wave of Japanese whisky distilleries, it also has heritage, making for a combination of old and new…

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Virtual Tastings – June 2020

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June Virtual Tastings

The summer is rapidly approaching and with it a need for some interesting drinks. While we’re not meeting up in person yet, our virtual tastings program is bigger and better than ever, with four more…

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Feis Ile 2020 – The Islay Festival online

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The Virtual Feis Ile

The end of May is usually a time for celebration in the whisky world – it’s time for Fèis Ìle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music. A week-long celebration of Scotland’s most distillery-packed island,…

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The Glenlivet Spectra – can you solve the puzzle?

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Glenlivet Spectra

The Glenlivet is a tricksy whisky. While the distillery is normally quite transparent about how it makes its whisky, once a year they release a bottle where they hide all the details. First Alpha, then…

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Virtual Tastings – May 2020

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Virtual Tastings May

It’s a new month and we’ve got a new line-up of virtual tastings to keep you learning about great drinks from the comfort of your own sofa. Mid May brings us World Whisky Day, and…

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The Wonders of Wine

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Wine bundles

Wine is one of the most popular drinks in the world, yet with near-endless options (we have more than 1,000 bottles of still and sparkling wine on our site alone) it can be hard to…

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Virtual Cognac Show

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Virtual Cognac Show

It’s time for the third edition of The Whisky Exchange’s award-winning Cognac Show. However, there’s one major difference this year – it’s going to be online. While we’ve had to postpone the in-person Cognac Show,…

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Covid-19 Charity Auction and a new Karuizawa

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Karuizawa Omoiyari

It’s time to get bidding – Whisky.Auction’s Covid-19 Charity auction ends tonight, 14 April 2020! There are loads of great lots donated by people across the drinks world, from brands to fans and everyone in…

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Virtual Tastings

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Virtual Tastings

It’s a strange time. The Whisky Exchange team are almost all working from home and all of our upcoming events for the next few months have been cancelled or postponed. However, we, like many others,…

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You know it makes sense – new TV tie-in whiskies

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Only Drams of Whisky

While TV-tie in whiskies were once an idea only raised in the context of jokes, the success of Diageo’s Game of Thrones series last year proved beyond doubt that they are anything but. Other brands…

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Bring the Bar Home – support your favourite bars

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Brian Silva at Rules

With the UK’s bars closed down, it’s a hard time for both the drinks industry and drinkers – the former is having to make hard decisions about staff and ongoing business, and the latter don’t…

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Glen Grant for Burns Night with Jim Murray and Dennis Malcolm

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Jim Murray Dennis Malcolm

What did you do for Burns Night 2019? Did you spend it in the UK’s tallest building, sipping award-winning drams with arguably the world’s best-known and longest-standing whisky writer, and the master distiller in charge…

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