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Liberté, égalité, Lillet: Three Ways to drink Bordeaux’s favourite Aperitif

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Lillet

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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History of Cuban Rum in Three Drinks

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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What to drink in 2022

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Crystal Ball

At the moment there are a lot of articles around talking about the trends for 2022.  Like any other drinks retailer, we are also conscious of what is happening out there in the big wide…

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The Whisky Exchange Last-Minute Gift Guide

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Christmas Toast

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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Win our biggest-ever tasting set – The Perfect Measure giveaway

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The Perfect Measure giveaway

You may have noticed that Christmas is approaching. While we’ve got loads of great things happening on our website – and you can find them through our Christmas page – we also have lots going…

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Virtual Tastings – March 2021

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Macallan Editions

March rapidly approaches, and with it a pair of excellent virtual tastings – a deep dive into the world of fortified wine with our tame MW, and some very sought-after whiskies from the Macallan… March’s…

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Up-Cycling Your Christmas Drinks Part 5 – Cognac and Calvados

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The holidays are a time of merriment and family, often accompanied by bottles that make their yearly debut, hang around for a couple of days and then return to the drinks cupboard where they wait…

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Up-cycling Your Christmas Drinks Part 4 – Sherry

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For many people, myself included, sherry has a reputation of being a favourite of Grandmas everywhere. Similar to Port, this fortified wine has become known for its sweet flavours and slightly sticky texture, despite the…

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Virtual Tastings – February 2021

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It’s only a week since our January Virtual Tastings post, but February is almost here and with it our next couple of tastings – a chocolate-laden Valentine’s treat, an evening of fabulous fizz, and a…

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Up-cycling your Christmas drinks part 3 – liqueurs

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There are certain Christmas bottles that have a bad habit of slowly migrating backwards through the drinks cabinet. They’re excitedly bought and placed at the front of the shelf, ready for a spot of festive…

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Virtual Tastings – January 2021

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It’s the new year and we’re back with a whole new program of virtual tastings and more. We’re kicking things off with a pair of events you won’t want to miss…

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Up-cycling Your Christmas Drinks Part 2 – Port

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Port’s reputation in the UK has become a little dusty. It is, in the mind’s eye, just heavy wine – sweet and delicious, certainly, but also, perhaps, reminiscent of being slightly too hot, and a…

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Up-cycling Your Christmas Drinks Part 1 – Vermouth

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We’re on a mission to help you find tasty uses for all those bottles which might otherwise languish untouched after the anything-goes imbibing of the festive season. Remember: drinks are for life, not just for Christmas. 

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Whisky of the Year – and the winner is…

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Whisky of the Year 2021

It is the first day of December, so, as promised, we would like to announce The Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year. Drumroll please…

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Black Tot 50th Anniversary – remembering naval rum

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Black Tot 50th Anniversary Rum

This year has been ‘special’ for many reasons, but one that we have especially enjoyed marking here at The Whisky Exchange has been the 50th anniversary of Black Tot Day – it’s been 50 years…

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Virtual Tastings – September 2020

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After a busy few months, we’re calming down a bit for our September Virtual Tastings. However, this is just the calm before the storm as Virtual Whisky Show lands on 2 October, bringing with it…

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Ardbeg Beer – The Shortie Smoky Porter

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Ardbeg The Shortie Smoky Porter

The past few months have seen delays to lots of new drinks. Hiding in that list is one that I’ve been waiting for – a new beer. I love beer, but when it crosses over…

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Virtual Tastings – August 2020

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Summer’s in full swing and our virtual tasting program continues with some appropriately late-summer sessions. Summer-sipping July has been great for tastings, with everything from American whiskeys for Independence Day and oily Islay drams, to…

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