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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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World Cup Drinking – it’s coming home?

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Football

Football. The beautiful game. Or so I am told. I know nothing about sport, and the current World Cup fever has so far passed me by. However, I seem to be winning The Whisky Exchange…

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Competitive Picnicking – celebrate National Picnic Week

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Winning Picnics

It’s National Picnic Week and with the weekend looking sunny, it’s time to grab a blanket, some bottles and a sandwich or three, and head into the great outdoors. Caroline has some tips for how…

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The Negroni – a drink for World Gin Day

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Negroni

It’s that time of year again: World Gin Day is almost upon us. I’m a big fan already (any excuse to drink gin is a good thing, in my opinion) but this year things are…

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How to drink: Cognac

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How To Drink Cognac

With The Cognac Show starting tomorrow, there’s one final step in my Cognac education I need to share: how to drink the stuff… Fortunately, I’ve had expert tuition from Whisky Exchange buyer Dawn Davies MW…

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More from Cognac – The Not Quite So Big Three

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Cognac

The Cognac business is a strange one. It is dominated by the Big Four – Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Martell and Courvoisier – but there are hundreds of producers in the region. Cognac is built around…

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