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Cognac vs Whisky – an eaux-de-ssey

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Two of the world’s most historic and heritage-rich spirits, Scotch single malt whisky and Cognac, have evolved in distinct – and wildly different – directions. Equally, both have experienced oscillating levels of status and popularity…

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Cognac Cocktails

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The reigning King of Cocktails, Cognac made its mark in classics such as the Sidecar and French 75, but there are many more to try. For years bartenders across the world have been putting their…

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Gin: How to drink it

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Hendrick's Orbium

With the rise of gin has come something a little less expected: a whole host of new ways to drink it. Well, I say new, but folks were drinking gin well before tonic water was…

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A History of Mother’s Day

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Flowers

Mother’s Day – a day to celebrate the amazing women who do so much for us throughout our lives. Mum, Mummy, Ma, Mama, whatever we call her, she’s such a big part of our lives…

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What is St Patrick’s Day?

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St Patrick

St Patrick’s Day approaches – 17 March. It’s a day of celebration, but what is it actually celebrating? We’ve written about St Patrick’s Day for years here on The Whisky Exchange Blog, with tales of…

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Novelty Bottles – Valentine’s Day Edition

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Novelty Bottles: Valentine's

Here we are again, once more dipping our toes into the rich, bubbling pool of silliness provided to us by the wilder elements within the world of drinks. Looking for something… distinctive, this Valentine’s Day?…

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Which Rosé Champagne should I be drinking?

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Pink Champagne

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and since all things pink have become the symbol of the season, we thought we’d choose some of our favourite fizzes. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne This is a perennial favourite, and…

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Why should I be drinking Rosé Champagne?

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Pink Champagne

Over the last two decades the rise in popularity of rosé, in all forms, has been phenomenal. Now everywhere you turn drinks are turning pink – pink gin, pink wine, pink sparkling. I have even…

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Dry January – keep things interesting

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Dry January

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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Tryanuary – explore something new this January

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Tryanuary

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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Blog Roundup

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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Christmas Novelties

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Christmas Novelties

Ahhh, Christmas: a time for family, food, good cheer and annoying singing Santa… ornaments? Are they ornamental? Are they toys? Singing Santas, anyway. And somehow all the silliness only contributes to the overall atmosphere of…

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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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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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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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Happy Daiquiri Day!

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Daiquiri

Happy Daiquiri Day! The humble Daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail and maybe the simplest one to make at home. But there’s much more to it than there might seem… What is a Daiquiri? At…

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Foursquare 2005 – ISC Supreme Champion Spirit 2018

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Foursquare 2005

Rum is often seen as a party drink. Drunk in cocktails, over ice, from a coconut, with Coke, on fire, with a slice of lime, from a plastic cup or while wearing a silly hat….

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