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Virtual Tastings – December 2020

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Virtual Tastings December 2020

After a couple of month away, The Whisky Exchange’s Virtual Tastings are back! Join us for a fantastic pair of December tastings with our friends at Diageo – proper festive treats. A couple of months…

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Diageo Special Releases 2020 – Rare by Nature part two

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Diageo Special Releases 2020

This year has gone both strangely fast and slow. The whisky calendar is all over the place and while most things have been delayed, others are keeping to plan or even arriving earlier than expected….

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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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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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Feis Ile 2020 – The Islay Festival online

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The Virtual Feis Ile

The end of May is usually a time for celebration in the whisky world – it’s time for Fèis Ìle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music. A week-long celebration of Scotland’s most distillery-packed island,…

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The Glenlivet Spectra – can you solve the puzzle?

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Glenlivet Spectra

The Glenlivet is a tricksy whisky. While the distillery is normally quite transparent about how it makes its whisky, once a year they release a bottle where they hide all the details. First Alpha, then…

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You know it makes sense – new TV tie-in whiskies

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Only Drams of Whisky

While TV-tie in whiskies were once an idea only raised in the context of jokes, the success of Diageo’s Game of Thrones series last year proved beyond doubt that they are anything but. Other brands…

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Glen Grant for Burns Night with Jim Murray and Dennis Malcolm

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Jim Murray Dennis Malcolm

What did you do for Burns Night 2019? Did you spend it in the UK’s tallest building, sipping award-winning drams with arguably the world’s best-known and longest-standing whisky writer, and the master distiller in charge…

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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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Whisky of the Year – the winner…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year

It’s that time again – the announcement of our Whisky of the Year. And the winner is, drum-roll, please…

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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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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020 – the winners

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020

With its usual lack of fanfare (followed by a lot of internet-based raging), the latest edition of ‘The World’s Leading Whisky Guide’ has landed – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020.

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Diageo Special Releases 2019

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Diageo Special Releases 2019 line-up

Announced back in July, the Diageo Special Releases 2019 have now been unveiled. The yearly range is a fixture of the whisky calendar, and the past few years have seen a number of changes. Find…

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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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Whisky Show 2019 bottlings – The Magic of the Cask

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The Magic of the Cask

Whisky Show 2019 is this weekend! Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September will see London’s Old Billingsgate transformed into our biggest whisky festival yet, with over 950 whiskies, rums and more to try. My stand…

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