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Content writer and editorial team chief cocktail maker since 2021 – Joe has been scribbling and talking about spirits for more than a decade as well as selling, buying and drinking them. He also writes about food and definitely knows a place round here that does a thing you have to try.

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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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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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 Whisky Exchange Last-Minute Gift Guide

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Need inspiration for that special bottle? Looking for a last minute stocking filler? Absolutely no idea what to get for secret Santa? Well fear not, because the always publishable Whisky Exchange Christmas gift guide is…

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