Author Archives: Andy

Andy
An emigré from the world of wine, Andy is The Whisky Exchange's events king. While this mainly means that he's the guy behind much of The Whisky Show this also gives him an excuse to attend almost all of our tastings. It's a hard life...
 

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2014 – bigger and better!

Andy There’s less than two weeks to go, and we’re almost there. The office is buzzing with talk of The Whisky Show, and we can’t wait to welcome you all there. Since joining TWE last year, my main focus has … Continue reading >>

Springbank Distillery – a family affair

It’s hard to think that Campbeltown was once the whisky capital of the world. With just three distilleries in operation in the area now, you wonder what happened to the other 27 that were there in the 1800s. Campbeltown isn’t … Continue reading >>

New Chichibu and the final card – Hanyu The Joker

Around two hours’ drive north-west of Tokyo, near the city of Saitama, is the largely mountainous town of Chichibu and the home of Chichibu distillery – Japan’s youngest. Although Ichiro Akuto only started planning this distillery in 2007, he and … Continue reading >>

Dutch whisky and gin? Tasting the Zuidam range

I’m a big fan of gin.  Some may regard pasta and milk as essential household items, but my house feels empty without a bottle or two of gin in it.  Recently I’ve been playing around with different styles and dipped … Continue reading >>

Hakushu and Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve – A Tasting

Japanese whisky is proving to be rather popular at the moment and not being one to shy away from providing you with some lovely new whiskies, we were very pleased to have Shinji Fukuyo visit our shop for a very … Continue reading >>