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Billy
Web content editor, cocktail lover, former computer programmer, long time blogger about Stuff and Things (including booze) and hat fan. Billy accidentally got a job at TWE in the spring of 2011, leaving behind the world of finance (good timing) to learn all about booze and occasionally write about it.

Smögen Whisky and Strane Gin – (Swedish) west coast style

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The expansion of whisk(e)y production continues apace. With more than 500 distilleries now operational in the US, and many Old World distillers expanding their ranges to include grain spirit, the future is awash with whisky. One…

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Malt of the Month – Bushmills 1608

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For drinks fans, March has three big days: Mother’s Day: a time for buying your mum something tasty St Patrick’s Day: a time for focusing on tasty things from the Emerald Isle my birthday: a…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2015 – tickets on sale now

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Tickets for The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2015 are now on sale! For those who don’t need to know any more than that, just click on the image below to head to the ticket page. I’ll…

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Talisker Skye – soft, strong and quite long

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Talisker is known for its rugged whisky. Salty, smoky and definitely coastal, mirroring the nature of the Isle of Skye and fairly uncompromising in style. However, the latest new entry into their stable looks at a different side of the distillery’s character: its softer and more approachable nature. Introducing Talisker Skye.

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London Beer Week approaches…

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Following on from the success of London Wine and Cocktail Weeks, our friends at Drink Up London have a new week of celebration on the cards: London Beer Week. It kicks off on 16 February,…

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Millstone 2004 TWE Exclusive – Dutch rye is here to stay

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Over the past year, we’ve had a nice selection of whiskies exclusive to The Whisky Exchange. We’ve had a few trips up to Scotland to wander around warehouses and sit in meeting rooms; nosing, tasting and selecting whiskies that will have our name on. However, we’ve not recently ventured outside of the UK, a situation that has now changed with our latest exclusive: Millstone 2004 Dutch Single Rye Whisky cask #667.

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Teeling Single Malt – the spirit returns to Dublin

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Since The Teeling Whiskey Company started releasing bottlings in early 2013, they’ve been gradually building up their range. Starting with their rum-finished Teeling Small Batch blend and Poitin, they moved on to the Cabernet-Sauvignon-finished Single…

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Burns Night – time to get your bard on

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The end of January heralds the first big date in the Scotch whisky calendar, 25 January. The birthday of and traditional day for the celebration of the life of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns.

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New Karuizawa 1981 and Hanyu 2000

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Ever since we previewed it at The Whisky Show in October, we’ve been receiving questions about the Karuizawa that was on our Japanese whisky stand. The wait is now over and we can announce both…

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The (now) Traditional TWE Blog Review of the Year

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Starting traditions is easy. Firstly, you declare that something is a tradition, and then you do it more than once. Bingo: tradition. On that note, here’s the (now) traditional TWE Blog Review of the Year!…

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TWE Advent Calendar – the last few days…

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We’re now 22 days into December, and with Christmas Day only three days away, there is one thing on our minds: there are only three more TWE Advent Calendar prize draws to go. We’ve given…

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Balvenie – #24×24

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It’s scary how many product launches happen around the festive season. Even though we expect to see lots of new bottlings appearing ready for the Christmas rush, this year has seen a surprisingly large number….

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