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02/18/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
South Africa is one of the most exciting places to make wine right now. TWE buyer Dawn Davies MW tells us why…

South African wine – the new frontier – The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
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02/17/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
Betty from Mansfield says that she owes her long life to a daily dram of whisky. We couldn't possibly comment, but we'll raise a glass to her all the same!

Pensioner celebrating her 106th birthday claims WHISKY is the secret behind old age
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02/16/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
It's with great sadness that we pass on the news that Dr Jim Swan has passed away. A true legend of the whisky world, even though many outside of the industry hadn't heard of him, he has taught a whole generation of distillers how to make great whisky and helped start a host of new distilleries around the world, from Wales to Taiwan.
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02/15/2017 at 17:37. Facebook
Congratulations to Tom Hughes, winner of yesterday's Four Roses Bourbon give away!

His winning entry:
I would share with my wonderful wife Liz Hughes for generously introducing me to such fine drams as Yamazaki 18, Eagle Rare 17, and Sullivans Cove French Oak, thereby fuelling my lifelong whisky obsession. Oh and she brought our beautiful two children into the world so surely that is a good...
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02/15/2017 at 12:33. Facebook
'Can you inform me, gentlemen, where General Grant procures his whisky?... Because if I can find out, I'll send a barrel of it to every general in the field!' – Abraham Lincoln
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02/14/2017 at 17:36. Facebook
Fernet-Branca is a hidden gem of the highest order, even though it’s one of the biggest-selling spirits in the world. It’s the most popular drink in Argentina, where people drink it with cola. This digestive bitter liqueur par excellence, similar in style to Jagermeister, is still made to a secret recipe, including 27 ingredients sourced from four continents: rhubarb from China, gentian from...
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02/14/2017 at 12:17. Facebook
Competition time! This Valentine's Day we are giving away a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon Small Batch.

To win all you have to do is:
a) tag someone special who you’d like to share it with
b) explain why!

We’ll choose our favourite romantic comment and put the bottle in the post so you can enjoy it with someone special this weekend.

Entries close at 11.59pm GMT on 14 February 2017.

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02/13/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey isn't all about Old No.7 – they also make great rye. It hit the market last year and is turning heads among rye fans and cocktail gurus.

Rye whiskey is made with a recipe that's at least 51% rye, and this takes things to the next level with a hefty 70% rye in the mix. Think regular JD but turn up the spice and layer on the fruitiness. You've not tried a Jack...
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02/13/2017 at 12:17. Facebook
Two days left of our Twitter #champagnecupid competition: it ends on Valentines day at 11pm! Full details here – [ Link ]
Forget wine – whisky is great for food pairing. He are our suggestions on what to drink with some great cold meats from Carnivore Club UK.

Whisky and food pairing guide – cured meat – The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
Only one day left to register for the Lagavulin 1991 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling ballot – an incredible whisky for a worthy cause:

Lagavulin 1991 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling : The Whisky Exchange
It's not only Friday, but it's #InternationalScotchDay! Time for a serious dram... – Love Scotch

Instagram video by The Whisky Exchange • Feb 10, 2017 at 4:23pm UTC
If you're on Twitter, tell us about your Valentine and #champagnecupid might bring you a personalised bottle of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé!

Head over to our website for all the details:

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Don't think pink drinks this Valentine's Day – here's some great cocktail suggestions from DrinkUp.London's Jane Ryan:

Anti-Valentine’s cocktails – don't think pink – The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
Like cars and whisky? We're running some fantastic masterclasses at the Olympia Historic Automobile Fair & Auction, and if you book in advance and quote "WHISKYEXCHANGE" you'll get your ticket to the show for just £10.

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"The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude."
–James Joyce, Dubliners
Congratulations to The Whisky Exchange London Shops – winners of The Drinks Retailing Awards Independent Retailer of the Year!

Drinks Retailing Awards 2017 winners revealed - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing