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Ardbeg Auriverdes with Dr Bill Lumsden – liquid football!

Ardbeg Auriverdes

It’s almost that time of year again – Ardbeg Day, with events happening all around the world. Each year the distillery releases a limited-edition whisky to commemorate the day (click here for our post on…

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September Tastings at The Whisky Exchange

September is here and that means the return of Whisky Show. This year’s show sold out in record time with 5,000 guests gathering to celebrate the world of whisky. At the heart of our shows…

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Greener alternatives to peated whisky

Most of us love peaty whisky, but few of us pause to consider its impact on the environment. The creation of smoky whiskies relies on the burning of vast quantities of peat to dry barley,…

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Glenmorangie Allta – Private Edition No.10

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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Glenmorangie Spios – Private Edition No.9

Glenmorangie Spios

Glenmorangie‘s Dr Bill Lumsden – director of distillation and whisky creation – likes to experiment. While some of the distillery’s Private Edition releases – his yearly chance to showcase the whiskies he has been tinkering…

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Brendan McCarron – the Ardbeg apprentice

Brendan McCarron

Brendan McCarron is Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks for The Glenmorangie Company – makers of Ardbeg and Glenmorangie – and heir apparent to the company’s whisky creator, Dr Bill Lumsden. We spoke to him at…

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Five Questions with David Stewart – Malt Master, The Balvenie

David Stewart

David Stewart is malt master at The Balvenie, and has worked in the Scotch whisky industry for more than 50 years. We spoke to him about his career and his latest whisky, Balvenie 2002 Peat…

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Is older whisky better?

Is older whisky better?

Whether it’s the raging debate about no-age-statement releases, or questions about how old a whisky I’m pouring at a festival around the world is, age is currently a hot topic. Something I’m often asked is…

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Earth Day: How Does Climate Change Impact Whisky?

Kilchoman sunset

Earth Day takes place on Saturday 22 April, with the purpose of raising awareness about current threats to the earth and its natural resources. Such a day is an opportune time to ask ourselves how…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog Review of 2016

The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange blog was busier than ever in 2016, with so much happening in the drinks world to talk about, from shock EU rulings to legendary masterclasses and cool cocktail trends. Here are some…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2016 – Three Masters of Whisky

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

This year’s showpiece Whisky Show masterclass featured three contrasting figures. The first: an avuncular figure who has held every job possible in a whisky distillery. The second: an innovator, famed for his experiments with casks….

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Five things not to miss at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

Whisky Show

We’re busy at Whisky Exchange HQ. Not only are we getting ready for a busy final three months of the year, but tomorrow marks our annual Whisky Show – two days with some of the best…

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Glenmorangie Milsean – sweet drams are made of this

Glenmorangie Milsean

Launched in 2010, Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series has given a home to the experiments Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, had been carrying out on a smaller scale for many years….

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Ardbeg Perpetuum – celebrating 200 years

Ardbeg distillery

Ardbeg Day approaches. The final day of the Islay Festival, it’s become the biggest celebration of the week thanks to the distillery’s unique approach: don’t only have a party on the island. This year is…

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Whisky Fight Night 3: Brawl at the Bridge – Balvenie vs Glenmorangie

Whisky Fight Night

We run a lot of events through the year, from barrel-top tastings in our shop through to The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show‘s weekend of wonder, but every now and again we do something very different….

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In their own words – Mickey Heads, distillery manager, Ardbeg

Mickey Heads

We recently managed to grab a few minutes before a whisky tasting with Ardbeg distillery manager Mickey Heads. Here’s what he had to say about life on Islay. ‘I was born in Port Ellen too…

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No more peaty whisky from Islay

Fans of Islay whisky should brace themselves for a stormy future. We’ve got our hands on some research that will strike terror into the hearts of peat heads: peat on Islay will run out by…

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Glenmorangie Tusail – a Maris made in heaven

Glenmorangie logo

Life is tough for Bill Lumsden. Every year, it’s his job to dream up new expressions of whisky. New Ardbegs, to keep the peat heads happy, and new Glenmorangies, which have featured a bewildering array…

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