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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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50 years of Black Tot Day, 24 hours of rum madness

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Black Tot Day

31 July is Black Tot Day, a special day for rum lovers. This year is even more special than usual – it’s fifty years since the first one. To celebrate, there’s some extra-special rum shenanigans…

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Virtual Tastings – July 2020

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Virtual Tastings July 2020

While our shop at London Bridge is now open, we’re not quite ready to start running tastings in person yet, so our program of Virtual Tastings continues! Virtual Tastings June’s line-up of tastings has been…

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Virtual Tastings – June 2020

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June Virtual Tastings

The summer is rapidly approaching and with it a need for some interesting drinks. While we’re not meeting up in person yet, our virtual tastings program is bigger and better than ever, with four more…

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Virtual Cognac Show

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Virtual Cognac Show

It’s time for the third edition of The Whisky Exchange’s award-winning Cognac Show. However, there’s one major difference this year – it’s going to be online. While we’ve had to postpone the in-person Cognac Show,…

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Covid-19 Charity Auction and a new Karuizawa

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Karuizawa Omoiyari

It’s time to get bidding – Whisky.Auction’s Covid-19 Charity auction ends tonight, 14 April 2020! There are loads of great lots donated by people across the drinks world, from brands to fans and everyone in…

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Virtual Tastings

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Virtual Tastings

It’s a strange time. The Whisky Exchange team are almost all working from home and all of our upcoming events for the next few months have been cancelled or postponed. However, we, like many others,…

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Bring the Bar Home – support your favourite bars

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Brian Silva at Rules

With the UK’s bars closed down, it’s a hard time for both the drinks industry and drinkers – the former is having to make hard decisions about staff and ongoing business, and the latter don’t…

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Should Eggnog Be Aged?

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Aged Eggnog

or; Project Nog – Phase Two: Unravelling The Mysteries of Time Part one of our eggnog adventures appeared previously – What booze works best in eggnog? Always asking the important questions, we are. The most…

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What booze works best in eggnog?

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or; Project Nog: Into A Dairy Sea There comes a point in everyone’s life – or so it seems to us here at The Whisky Exchange editorial department – when we (they? One?) must look…

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The 10 Best Drinks Gifts Available Right Now

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Best Drinks Gift Packs

Gift packs can be a fantastic, convenient way to get yourself – and the ultimate recipient of your carefully considered and wildly lavish gift – the absolute maximum in terms of bang/buck ratio. They can…

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Novelty Bottles – Cask Finishes Edition

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Novelty Casks

Casks, amirite? Some of them are familiar, some of them are less so – all of them have an irrevocable (or irreparable, depending on where you’re sitting) effect on the spirit matured within them. In…

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20th anniversary 20 iconic bottles giveaway

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Our 20th anniversary celebrations continue! Along with a host of exclusive birthday bottlings – with more to come through the year – we’re also looking back over the past 20 years and giving away 20…

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Long drinks for long days – summer serves

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It’s hot. Like, really hot. And not only in all the places that normally complain about it being hot, but also here in merry England. With the longest day of the year now behind us,…

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