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Billy on Rum vs Rhum – molasses, agricole and sugarcane honey:
I'd say there's not a lot between them. I'd say that the techniques used to make the rum change the flavour more than the raw material between molasses and cane honey, so it'll be other factors that...
Posted on: 26 October 2023
Mafkus Glass on Karuizawa: what makes it the world’s rarest whisky?:
Such a pity that the distillery was destroyed. I had the great luck to try one of these, to me almost magic, Karuizawas. It was a 1972/2008, 36y, #7290 with 65%. Since today I have memoriesof this...
Posted on: 17 October 2023
John Stedman on Rum vs Rhum – molasses, agricole and sugarcane honey:
Hi. So which do most drinkers prefer, honey based. Or Molasses based. I'm a big fan of Maison Ferrand Plantation Rum. I don't like most Spiced rums. Thank you John
Posted on: 16 October 2023
Whisky-Journal on Caperdonich – a lost Speysider with a smoky secret:
Well, as Caperdonich originally should contribute to blends only and as there hasn't been any distillery bottlings before the two for the Italian market in the late 70's, I'd assume that a unique...
Posted on: 15 July 2022
Billy on Caperdonich – a lost Speysider with a smoky secret:
That's really intriguing! I need to look into when the regulations started clamping down on naming – there was some discussion around Malt Mill online recently (thanks to
Posted on: 15 July 2022
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Writer, former computer programmer, long-time blogger and hat fan, Billy's been sculpting words for The Whisky Exchange since 2011. He now roams both the internet and real world, telling people about the wonders of drinks and occasionally drinking some of them.
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Content writer and editorial team chief cocktail maker since 2021 – Joe has been scribbling and talking about spirits for more than a decade as well as selling, buying and drinking them. He also writes about food and definitely knows a place round here that does a thing you have to try.
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Bright eyed, bushy tailed and fresh out of uni, Ning has joined TWE in the hopes of learning about booze. Growing up in the middle-of-nowhere in Scotland, whisky (and tea) runs through her veins and she now spends her days in grey London writing about new products and more for the website.
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Alex developed a love of all things cocktail and fine drinking from an early age, and has been working in the drinks industry since the late 1980s. He started in bars in Oxford and London, but his love of whisky came later. He admits to spending all of his spare time acting like a three year old.
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Manager of our Great Portland Street shop and head of events, putting together the extensive program of masterclasses and tastings that we run during the year, most of which you can read about here on the blog. Sometimes he even gets time to write a post of his own.
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Dawn wowed the London restaurant scene as a sommelier in some of the capital’s hottest spots, including Zuma, The Square and The Ledbury before joining Selfridges as head wine and spirits buyer. In 2015, she became head buyer at TWE, and she’s also a Master (‘Mistress, actually…’) of Wine.
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A walking whisky encyclopedia who was well versed in the dark arts of whisky sales even before we tempted him into the TWE family back in 2007. These days he can be found in the shop and occasionally putting hand to keyboard for the blog.
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A west Londoner by birth, Ed left Berry Brothers & Rudd in 2010 to become a freelance writer and educator, and works part time in our shop. In recognition of his love for all things burnt, he became a Mousquetaire d'Armagnac in 2008.
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After working his way round a plethora of drinks companies, Ollie joined TWE's shop team in 2011. He soon headed for the safety of our head office and then jumped ship to Elixir Distillers, where he selected, blends and creates new whisky releases.
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The gentle hum of a glass of Champagne lured Oliver away from a respectable career, with the siren song of Pinot Noir drawing him further into the world of drinks where he organises the marketing for our events. Oliver thinks that Dom Perignon was right to say he was tasting the stars.
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A 2013 addition, Rocky joined us from Berry Bros, where a smorgasbord of roles in seven years culminated in exile to Basingstoke as a Spirits Specialist. Responsible for making sure things go live on the website, he also helps out the team with their travel queries.
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