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Discover Mezcal at TWE

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agave-mezcal

In the latest of our TWE super-features (following on from our great Vodka exploration and follow-up on continuous distillation a couple of months ago), I’ve spent some time discovering the rich history of mezcal, Mexico’s…

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London Cocktail Week – Time To Get Excited

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london cocktail week

So, it’s finally Whisky Show Eve.  This is a day that at TWE generally involves lots of  running around doing last-minute checks, affixing labels to bottles, amending enormous spreadsheets and general fretting about whether there’s…

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Chase Vodka Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

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Williams Chase Distillery

From time to time we seem to veer a little away from whisky at TWE HQ and this has definitely been one of those fortnights. Along with our TWE Guide To Vodka that went up…

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Vodka and Grain Whisky: Continuous Distillation

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A week or two ago I was writing the text for our shiny (and, of course, fascinating) new TWE Guide to Vodka, and while trying to explain the process of continuous distillation I went into too much…

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Lanson Wimbledon Edition Champagne

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With the football season finished, vague signs of weather improvement and the longest day coming up (no really), our thoughts turn to picnics and, on a sporting front, to the summer of tennis and cricket…

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World Gin Day 2013

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Christina The London Distillery Company Still

It’s June again and with it comes the celebration day for that most classic of British ‘summer’ drinks – World Gin Day: Saturday June 15th. It’s grown again this year and there’s a new World…

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Mezcal and Sotol at TWE Vinopolis

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Cinco de Mayo

[We would like to welcome Sam Jeffrey, one of our latest recruits to the good ship TWE Vinopolis, to the blog! Here’s his debut post, a write-up on our Cinco de Mayo tasting from the…

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Rum and Cognac…together?

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While Tim and I often take on the role of roving reporters when it comes to our Vinopolis tastings, it’s not only us who make it along from HQ to ‘help out’. However, back at…

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Happy Christmas!

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We know we’re a day early, but the office is now closing down for Christmas so we thought we’d put up a little something on the blog before we power down our PCs and turn…

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Discounted postage, discontinued whiskies, toasts, a Christmas gift finder and more…

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It’s been a rather busy few months at TWE and that’s before we’ve hit the Christmas rush. We like to show off some of the things we’ve done from time to time, so here are…

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Christmas Delivery Cut-off Dates

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As you may have noticed, Christmas is drawing near. As such the postal system is getting bogged down around the world and parcels may take a little longer than usual to arrive. In order to…

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Ilegal Mezcal

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Some products take a little longer to reach our shelves than others, and one that we’ve been waiting on for quite a while is Ilegal Mezcal, freshly launched in the UK this November. We’re big…

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The Whisky Show 2012, London Cocktail Week and Rumfest…

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It’s been rather busy at TWE Towers over the last few weeks. Not only have we just finished the 2012 edition of our rather splendid Whisky Show, but we’ve also got a week of drinks…

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Product Alerts on The Whisky Exchange website

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We don’t talk all that much about our main website here on TWEBlog, but behind the scenes our tech team are constantly tweaking and poking around to add new features. One of the most commonly…

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Black Tot Day

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July 31st is a bit of a strange day in the booze calendar. While it’s often seen as a sad day in principle, it’s increasingly being celebrated. For those not in the know: July 31st…

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Our Pop-up shop…it lives…

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Following on from my last post on the subject, our temporary shop (only around the corner from our traditional location in Vinopolis) is now fully armed and operational. We’ll be there while Vinopolis is rebuilt/refurbished…

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Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs and the Green Fairy

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I like absinthe. I’ve outed myself as an absinthe fan in public on a number of occasions, and over the years, slowly but surely, it seems that people are coming around to the idea that…

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Tasting AE Dor and Grosperrin Cognac with Ed Bates

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This month’s first tasting down at our Shop was another stepping out of the confines of grain spirits, this time into the world of boiled wine, specifically cognac. We were joined by Mousquetaire d’Armagnac and…

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