20th Anniversary

Our Timeline

20 Years of Achievement & Innovation

Twenty years has seen lots of things happen at The Whisky Exchange – here are a few of the important events that have made us what we are today.

  1. 1971 The Nest is opened

    Milestone

    1971 The Nest is opened

  2. 1991 Off Licence News Off Licence of the Year 1991

    Achievement

    1991 Off Licence News Off Licence of the Year 1991

  3. 1994 100 single malts!

    Achievement

    1994 100 single malts!

  4. 1999 The website is launched

    Milestone

    1999 The website is launched

  5. 2000 Our first employee

    Milestone

    2000 Our first employee

  6. 2004 Our logo is created

    Milestone

    2004 Our logo is created

  7. 2004 Founding of Speciality Drinks

    Launch

    2004 Founding of Speciality Drinks

  8. 2006 We grow out of our first warehouse and move to a new one

    Milestone

    2006 We grow out of our first warehouse and move to a new one

  9. 2006 We open our first shop in Vinopolis London Bridge

    Launch

    2006 We open our first shop in Vinopolis London Bridge

  10. 2006 Our new website is launched

    Launch

    2006 Our new website is launched

  11. 2007 We launch Yamazaki 12

    Launch

    2007 We launch Yamazaki 12

  12. 2007 A technical lead

    Milestone

    2007 A technical lead

  13. 2008 First post on The Whisky Exchange blog

    Did you know?

    2008 First post on The Whisky Exchange blog

  14. 2008 Elements of Islay is launched

    Launch

    2008 Elements of Islay is launched

  15. 2009 Our 10th birthday!

    Milestone

    2009 Our 10th birthday!

  16. 2009 Port Askaig is launched

    Launch

    2009 Port Askaig is launched

  17. 2009 The first Karuizawa Geisha

    Launch

    2009 The first Karuizawa Geisha

  18. 2009 The first Whisky Show, at The Guildhall, London

    Launch

    2009 The first Whisky Show, at The Guildhall, London

  19. 2009 Icons of Whisky Online Retailer of the Year 2009

    Achievement

    2009 Icons of Whisky Online Retailer of the Year 2009

  20. 2010 We launch our engraving service

    Launch

    2010 We launch our engraving service

  21. 2010 Our exclusive Glenfarclas 50 Year Old

    Launch

    2010 Our exclusive Glenfarclas 50 Year Old

  22. 2011 Raj 'Mr C' Chavda joins the Whisky Exchange

    Milestone

    2011 Raj 'Mr C' Chavda joins the Whisky Exchange

  23. 2013 We outgrew our old warehouse (again!) and moved to Elixir House

    Milestone

    2013 We outgrew our old warehouse (again!) and moved to Elixir House

  24. 2013 Sukhinder is named Innovator of the Year at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards

    Achievement

    2013 Sukhinder is named Innovator of the Year at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards

  25. 2013 We release the Glenfarclas 1953 Queen's Coronation Decanter

    Launch

    2013 We release the Glenfarclas 1953 Queen's Coronation Decanter

  26. 2014 Our first ever Whisky of the Year is announced

    Milestone

    2014 Our first ever Whisky of the Year is announced

  27. 2015 A new Dawn

    Milestone

    2015 A new Dawn

  28. 2015 Our second shop opens in Covent Garden

    Launch

    2015 Our second shop opens in Covent Garden

  29. 2015 Whisky Show moves to its current home – Old Billingsgate

    Milestone

    2015 Whisky Show moves to its current home – Old Billingsgate

  30. 2015 Karuizawa bottling and tasting for Nepalese charities

    Launch

    2015 Karuizawa bottling and tasting for Nepalese charities

  31. 2016 The Perfect Measure is born

    Launch

    2016 The Perfect Measure is born

  32. 2016 The 1920s Professional Blenders Glass is created

    Launch

    2016 The 1920s Professional Blenders Glass is created

  33. 2017 The first Whisky Show: Old & Rare

    Launch

    2017 The first Whisky Show: Old & Rare

  34. 2017 Elixir Distillers is born

    Launch

    2017 Elixir Distillers is born

  35. 2017 IWSC Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2017

    Achievement

    2017 IWSC Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2017

  36. 2017 A pair of Karuizawa Golden Geisha releases start a new era of rare Japanese whisky

    Launch

    2017 A pair of Karuizawa Golden Geisha releases start a new era of rare Japanese whisky

  37. 2017 Black Friday Whisky is launched – and sells out in 15 minutes

    Launch

    2017 Black Friday Whisky is launched – and sells out in 15 minutes

  38. 2018 Cognac Show is launched – and named Drinks Event of the Year by The Drinks Business

    Launch

    2018 Cognac Show is launched – and named Drinks Event of the Year by The Drinks Business

  39. 2018 Sukhinder is recognised for outstanding achievement by the IWSC

    Achievement

    2018 Sukhinder is recognised for outstanding achievement by the IWSC

  40. 2018 Our Christmas Malt is launched

    Launch

    2018 Our Christmas Malt is launched

  41. 2018 The Perfect Measure glass is launched

    Launch

    2018 The Perfect Measure glass is launched

  42. 2018 Our Great Portland Street shop opens

    Launch

    2018 Our Great Portland Street shop opens

  43. 2018 Whisky Show 10th Anniversary

    Milestone

    2018 Whisky Show 10th Anniversary

  44. 2018 The Future of Whisky bottling series is launched at Whisky Show

    Launch

    2018 The Future of Whisky bottling series is launched at Whisky Show

  45. 2018 Special Karuizawa created for charity auction to combat plastic pollution

    Launch

    2018 Special Karuizawa created for charity auction to combat plastic pollution

  46. 2018 The first Champagne Show takes place

    Launch

    2018 The first Champagne Show takes place

  47. 2018 The world's first Mount Gay exclusive bottling

    Launch

    2018 The world's first Mount Gay exclusive bottling

  48. 2019 The Prince's Foundation ballot

    Launch

    2019 The Prince's Foundation ballot

  49. 2019 We launch our customisable London Dry Gin

    Launch

    2019 We launch our customisable London Dry Gin

  50. 2019 We launch our customisable single-cask whiskies

    Launch

    2019 We launch our customisable single-cask whiskies

  51. 2019 In June 2001 we had 982 Scotch single malts available on our website. In June 2019 we had 2954.

    Did you know?

    2019 In June 2001 we had 982 Scotch single malts available on our website. In June 2019 we had 2954.