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Whisky Works – Glaswegian and King of Trees

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Whisky Works

It’s been a busy few years for Whyte & Mackay’s Gregg Glass. He arrived at the company in 2016 from Compass Box, where he’d spent more than a decade creating boutique blended whiskies. Hailed as…

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Glenmorangie Allta – Private Edition No.10

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Glenmorangie Allta

Modern Scotch whisky is at an interesting point. Whisky makers are torn between two poles of thought – tradition and innovation – with regulations governing both pushing them to choose their paths carefully. When it…

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Speyside 1973 – old-fashioned fruity whisky

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Speyside 1973

The last year has been a very busy one for The Whisky Exchange when it comes to exclusive bottlings. We’ve put out more than 30 exclusive whiskies and a rum, with many more to come…

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Kavalan Vinho Single Cask – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Kavalan Vinho Single Cask

We’re kicking off the new year with a brand-new exclusive release – please welcome our Kavalan Vinho single cask, freshly arrived from Taiwan. Kavalan – Taiwanese Malt If you’ve been reading the blog for a…

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Rosebank: The Roses Edition III – Jealousy

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Rosebank Jealousy

For the past few years, there’s one annual whisky release that we’ve received more questions about than any other. It’s not the Port Ellen from the Diageo Special Releases or even the Glenmorangie Private Edition…

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel Select – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

American whiskey is on the up. While Irish whiskey may be the fastest growing in the world, the USA is gaining ground as the connoisseurs choice. Whiskeys like the Van Winkle range are snapped up…

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Amrut – Nectar of the Gods with Ashok Chockalingam

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In a bust-up for the dubious honour of ‘most mysterious and least-known major whisky-producing nation’ it is, by my reckoning, a straight-up two-way tussle between India and Taiwan – Japan and England having now backed away into relative…

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New Signatory & Edradour Exclusives – The Whisky Show 10th Anniversary

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New Signatory Exclusives

It’s a year for celebrating big anniversaries. Not only has legendary independent bottler Signatory Vintage just turned 30, but it was also the 10th instalment of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show. To begin the celebrations,…

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The Whisky Show 2018 Bottlings

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Whisky Show 10th Anniversary

Last weekend was one of our biggest of the year – The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show. 2018 is a particularly special year, as it marked the tenth edition of the show. Ten years have seen…

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Cladach – Diageo Special Releases 2018 #10

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It’s time to reveal the final bottle of the Diageo Special Releases 2018 – Cladach. What is Cladach For the second year in a row, Diageo have dropped a secret bottle into the line-up, only…

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Croftengea 2008 – exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

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Croftengea 2008

Announcing our latest Whisky Exchange exclusive – a rare chance to try one of Loch Lomond’s wide range of single malts that don’t usually see the light of day as single malts. Introducing our brand…

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How to drink whisky – blind tasting

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Blind Tasting

When it comes to tasting whiskies, there is a huge range of things to distract you. The room you’re in, other people around you, rogue pets, your roommate’s bad taste in music, next door’s obsession…

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Diageo Special Releases 2017 – the tasting notes

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Diageo Special Releases 2017

Autumn is almost here and the Diageo Special Releases 2017 are here. It’s an exciting group of whiskies this year: along with the regular Port Ellen, Brora, Caol Ila and Lagavulin, there’s also the oldest…

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Glenrothes – golden years

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Glenrothes Tasting line-up

Speyside distillery Glenrothes bucks the trend by releasing its whiskies by vintage rather than with an age statement. Since 2010 it has been under the sole ownership of wine merchant (and independent bottler) Berry Brothers & Rudd. We welcomed…

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Diageo Special Releases 2016 – First Look

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Diageo Special Releases 2016

It’s that time of year again: the Diageo Special Releases 2016 are here. Well, almost here – they’re earlier than usual this year and should be hitting The Whisky Exchange website on the evening of…

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Win a bottle of Benromach 35!

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Win a bottle of Benromach 35

Scotch whisky is very different to a few decades ago. Demand is up and as drinkers’ tastes change, distilleries tweak their recipes. The spirit, the casks and the resulting whiskies are all different to how…

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New TWE Exclusive Signatory Bottlings!

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New Signatory Vintage Bottlings!

We like the folks at Signatory. Andrew and his team know good whisky and we’re very pleased they sometimes let us into their warehouses to choose some casks. Our latest four TWE-exclusive drams have just landed…

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Ardbeg Dark Cove – smugglers’ delight

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Ardbeg Dark Cove

The Islay Festival is drawing to close. Tomorrow is the last day, and in usual fashion, things are ending with a bang: it’s Ardbeg Day – or, as they are calling it this year, Ardbeg Night. Unlike…

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