It’s that time of year again: Whisky Show is days away, the year-end acceleration of new whisky releases is upon us and I’m already pining for a holiday. All of this means that that we…Continue reading »
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Diageo Special Releases 2022 – Elusive Expressions
Posted on 29 September 2022 by Billy
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Talisker x Parley: Rewilding the sea with Forests of the Deep
Posted on 28 June 2022 by Billy
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Talisker distillery is not only maritime in character but in location, with every drop of whisky distilled by the sea. It’s not surprising that when it comes to charitable endeavours, the oceans are its focus,…Continue reading »
Diageo Special Releases 2021 – Legends Untold
Posted on 30 September 2021 by Billy
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While the past year has been a strange one, there are some things that have rolled on barely affected. One of those is the yearly Diageo Special Releases. They popped up on time in 2020…Continue reading »
Diageo Special Releases 2020 – Rare by Nature part two
Posted on 28 August 2020 by Billy
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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….Continue reading »
Diageo Special Releases 2019
Posted on 15 October 2019 by Billy
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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…Continue reading »
Diageo Special Releases 2019 – announced!
Posted on 23 July 2019 by Billy
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After 2018’s super-early April announcement of Diageo’s annual Special Releases collection surprised everyone, we’ve been wondering what they were up to this year. The radio silence has now been broken, and the first tidbits of…Continue reading »
The Perfect Burns Night Dinner – Guid Auld Scotch Drink
Posted on 8 January 2019 by Billy
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At the end of the month is one of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar. When it comes to excuses for a party, at least. Less than a month after Hogmanay and it’s time…Continue reading »
Cladach – Diageo Special Releases 2018 #10
Posted on 12 September 2018 by Billy
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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…Continue reading »
Diageo Special Releases 2018 – First Look
Posted on 31 August 2018 by Billy
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This year’s Diageo Special Releases have been a bundle of surprises. First, they were announced months earlier than usual, popping up in April in an attempt to beat the annual internet leaks, and now we…Continue reading »
Sherry casks part 4: what about soleras?
Posted on 27 June 2018 by Billy
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[This is the continuation of an old series. Here are the previous instalments if you’d like to catch up – What was a sherry cask, What is a sherry cask and What goes into a…Continue reading »
Diageo Special Releases 2018 – announced!
Posted on 13 April 2018 by Billy
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The launch of the annual Diageo Special Releases is one of the big whisky events of the year. Whether you want to buy them or not, the discussion that’s generated online and the fight for…Continue reading »
10 things you didn’t know about whisky
Posted on 9 February 2018 by Stuart
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If there’s a Diageo Special Releases tasting, then you know that whisky ambassador Colin Dunn will be involved. For our Whisky Exchange tasting in London, as well as pouring some fantastic drams, Colin passed on…Continue reading »
Earth Day: How Does Climate Change Impact Whisky?
Posted on 21 April 2017 by Duncan
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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…Continue reading »
Jim Murray – ‘I went to Talisker and it changed my life’
Posted on 18 January 2017 by Stuart
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In the first part of our exclusive interview, Jim Murray tells Stuart how Lord Lucan helped him get into whisky, how he helped create the rye boom, and why sulphur is the enemy of a…Continue reading »
Mountain spirit – the best drinks to enjoy in the Scottish Highlands
Posted on 8 September 2016 by Duncan
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Whether it is to heat up in the middle of a storm, celebrate summiting a peak or having a well-earned nightcap, a carefully chosen spirit can elevate a weekend in the Scottish Highlands. Here are four…Continue reading »
Five fantastic prize draws – enter today!
Posted on 16 May 2016 by Stuart
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Ever fancied winning a 15-litre bottle of Champagne? A 45-year-old Scotch whisky? How about eight bottles of bourbon with a combined value of more than £2,500? If you like the sound of that, then you’ll…Continue reading »
New year, new drinks of the month for January
Posted on 8 January 2016 by Billy
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The new year is starting with a bang – three new drinks of the month each with a great money-saving deal. I’ll start with the Malt of the Month, as it’s a whisky that I tried…Continue reading »
The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis – My Memories
Posted on 31 December 2015 by Alex
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Ten years after opening in London Bridge, our Vinopolis store closed for the last time on Christmas Eve. We will be announcing its replacement very soon in the same part of town, and in the…Continue reading »
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
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