Author Archives: Billy

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.
 

Website Maintenance – Sunday June 24th

Just a quick note that The Whisky Exchange website will be down from midnight to 8am on Sunday June 24th for maintenance.   We’ll stop accepting orders shortly before midnight, to give people a chance to finish checkout and not … Continue reading >>

Our Shop is Moving! (temporarily)

The summer is upon us and with it there is an unnamed sporting event happening in our capital. That, along with a chunk of serious building work, means that Vinopolis, the home of our shop these last 7 years, will … Continue reading >>

Copper Fox Rye

We’ve had a host of American whiskeys arrive at TWE Towers recently, with limited edition Jack Daniel’s, big bottles of Bulleit Rye, Wild Turkey 81 and a selection of old bottles all turning up in the last few months. However the … Continue reading >>

Cinco de Mayo at TWE Vinopolis

Most of my blog posts recently seem to have started off with a “there are other spirits in the world that aren’t whisky” type of sentiment, which is getting a bit long in the tooth. However, I’m going to stretch … Continue reading >>

World Gin Day 2012

Some say it tastes of petrol; others like it with tonic; a few of us even like drinking it on its own. I am of course speaking of gin, the finest juniper-led spirit of our time. A few years ago … Continue reading >>

New at TWE – Wemyss Malts

We’re always looking for new and interesting whiskies to put on our shelves here at TWE but somehow we’ve managed to have a hole in our independents lineup around the W-mark. But no longer, as we now have the Wemyss … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Day at TWE Vinopolis

Fèis Ìle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, will be upon us shortly and despite our shop being almost as far from Islay as you can get while still being in the UK (as the crow flies) we wanted … Continue reading >>

English Whisky at TWE Vinopolis

While we’re busy running around at HQ finishing up some SEKRIT PROJECTS (of which more will be heard shortly…) the folks down at our Vinopolis shop have been continuing running their series of rather excellent tastings, celebrating St George’s Day … Continue reading >>

Kamm & Sons – The Return!

The recent wave of classic cocktail fever making its way around the world has not only reawakened interest in suit tailoring options that allow a bartender to correctly perform a Hard Shake, but also a number of styles of drink … Continue reading >>

Tuthilltown’s Hudson Whiskey

Over here in the UK we don’t hear all that much from the burgeoning US craft distilling movement, apart from occasional articles in magazines and on blogs assuring us that it is growing. The problem with a small distiller is … Continue reading >>

Tasting the Single Pot Still range with Barry Crockett

We may have been a couple of days late for a proper St Patrick’s day celebration, but we gathered a bunch of Irish whiskey fans at Vinopolis on Monday to have a go anyway. The plan was simple – taste … Continue reading >>

World Whisky Awards 2012

Last night was Whisky Magazine’s 6th World Whiskies Awards, the opening event of Whisky Live (which opens today – pop by and say hello if you’re around, we’re the official retailer) and the last of the year’s opening round of … Continue reading >>