The Perfect Measure

A journey through the ground-breaking whiskies of the 21st Century

In the two decades since the founding of The Whisky Exchange, whisky has changed in ways that we could never have imagined. The 20 Whiskies that Changed the World tasting set tells the story of this transformation in the best way possible, by offering you the chance to try the whiskies that made it happen.

On this page you'll find a series of videos, where The Whisky Exchange's co-founder Sukhinder Singh and ambassador Billy Abbott taste their way through each of the flights in the set, and give you some background on each of the whiskies and how they changed the world.

Dip in for a dram or follow along with a full tasting flight and a video masterclasses – join us for a journey of discovery.

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Whisky Revolution

The whiskies in this flight have all introduced new ways of thinking about whisky – flavour, production, and even packaging and marketing. They were and are the beginnings of the modern revolution.

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Compass Box Hedonism

Blended Grain Scotch Whisky

70cl / 43%

£63.95

(£91.36 per litre)

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Monkey Shoulder

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 40%

£27.75

(£39.64 per litre)

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Clynelish 14 Year Old

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 46%

£47.95

(£68.50 per litre)

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Glenfiddich 15 Year Old

Solera

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 40%

£47.95

(£68.50 per litre)

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Blended Scotch Whisky

70cl / 40%

£145

(£207.14 per litre)

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Video Masterclass

Magic of the cask

These whiskies not only demonstrate the importance of the casks that whisky is aged in, but are also pioneers, pushing the way we use casks and inspiring others to do the same.

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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 40%

£44.95

(£64.21 per litre)

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Macallan 18 Year Old

Sherry Oak 2019 Release

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 43%

Out Of Stock

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Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival

Sherry Cask

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 46%

£66.45

(£94.93 per litre)

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Dalmore King Alexander III

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 40%

£199

(£284.29 per litre)

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Glenfarclas 105°

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 60%

£53.75

(£76.79 per litre)

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Video Masterclass

Peat makes the world go round

Peat hasn't always been popular, but as more drinkers have turned to smoke, whisky makers have pushed what is possible. These whiskies examine the rise, the development and the limits of peaty whisky.

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Talisker 18 Year Old

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 45.8%

£86.95

(£124.21 per litre)

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Springbank 10 Year Old

Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 46%

Out Of Stock

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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 48%

£40.95

(£58.50 per litre)

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 43%

£68.95

(£98.50 per litre)

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Octomore 2009

10 Year Old Fourth Edition

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 54.3%

Out Of Stock

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The New World

World whisk(e)y isn't that new, but these examples have helped introduce drinkers to the delights of whisky from around the globe, showing that the old world doesn't have a monopoly on making great spirit.

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Yamazaki 12 Year Old

Japanese Single Malt Whisky

70cl / 43%

£135

(£192.86 per litre)

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Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

World Blended Whisky

70cl / 45%

£60.95

(£87.07 per litre)

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Amrut Fusion

Indian Single Malt Whisky

70cl / 50%

£55.45

(£79.21 per litre)

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Blanton's Gold Edition

Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

70cl / 51.5%

Out Of Stock

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Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Straight Rye

Gift Box

Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

70cl / 42.4%

£53.95

(£77.07 per litre)

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Video Masterclass