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Billy
Drinks writer, cocktail lover, former computer programmer, long time blogger about Stuff and Things (including booze) and hat fan. Billy accidentally got a job at TWE in the spring of 2011, leaving behind the world of finance (good timing) to learn all about booze and occasionally write about it.

Kavalan Vinho Single Cask – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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We’re kicking off the new year with a brand-new exclusive release – please welcome our Kavalan Vinho single cask, freshly arrived from Taiwan. Kavalan – Taiwanese Malt If you’ve been reading the blog for a…

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Dry January – keep things interesting

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January is a time of hibernation and restoration, a month to lay the foundations of the year. And, perhaps, to also recover from the excesses of the festive period. It’s time for Dry January. The…

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The Perfect Burns Night Dinner – Guid Auld Scotch Drink

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At the end of the month is one of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar. When it comes to excuses for a party, at least. Less than a month after Hogmanay and it’s time…

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Tryanuary – explore something new this January

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It’s 2019, day 4. Realisation has hit that the past couple of weeks have seen some indulgence. The temptation to succumb to dry January is strong, but we have another suggestion: Tryanuary. When it comes…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog Review of 2018

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Happy new year everyone. With a simple transition from Monday to Tuesday, the falling ball of fate has been triggered and it’s time for the yearly TWE Blog round-up of the year. A Good Year…

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Rosebank: The Roses Edition III – Jealousy

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For the past few years, there’s one annual whisky release that we’ve received more questions about than any other. It’s not the Port Ellen from the Diageo Special Releases or even the Glenmorangie Private Edition…

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New Gordon & MacPhail whiskies – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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December has arrived, and with it a new pair of whiskies exclusively available at The Whisky Exchange. Bottled for us by Gordon & MacPhail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range, we’re proud to introduce…

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Black Friday Whisky 2018 Edition

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

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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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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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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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Caroni 2000 17 Year Old – Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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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 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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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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