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.
 

Tasting some Glendronach at TWE Vinopolis

Despite the Whisky Show taking up much of our time at TWE over the last few months, we still found time to organise our regular tastings down at our Vinopolis shop. One of the perks of my position is blagging … Continue reading >>

London Cocktail Week and Rumfest 2011

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show may be over for another year, but this week is far from done. We were honoured to be the opening event of this year’s London Cocktail Week, running through this week and building on the … Continue reading >>

Pure Festival

There’s a new entry to the whisky festival calendar this year, courtesy of the chaps at Connosr and some of their musical chums – The Pure Festival. It’s a twist on the regular whisky festival format, mixing drams with music … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show News – Shackleton Tasting and Show Bottlings

Another week and some more news from The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show… First up is that our last masterclass is now on sale. Whyte & Mackay master blender Richard ‘The Nose’ Paterson will stop throwing whisky at people at their … Continue reading >>

An Autumn of Bourbon…

Autumn is a special time of year in the world of American whiskey. With the hot summer done, the distilleries knuckle down and push their various special releases for the year out of the door. Despite there being shortages in … Continue reading >>

Cocktails at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

As we get closer to our marvellous TWE Whisky Show (which is scarily only five weeks away) there will be a lot more information appearing about the things that we’re going to be doing, as they all click into place. … Continue reading >>

A trip to Knockdhu

[This is Part 4 of Billy's trip around the Inver House distilleries.  If you haven't already, you should check out his scribblings from Balblair, Pulteney and Speyburn] After leaving Speyburn we hacked back over to Elgin to find our hotel, … Continue reading >>

A trip to Speyburn

[This is the third instalment of Billy's trip around the Inver House distilleries.  If you haven't already, check out his visits to Balblair and Pulteney] The next stop on our tour of the Inver House distilleries was Speyburn, which someone had … Continue reading >>

Music at the TWE Whisky Show – Tim Hain

We’re happy to announce that we not only have fantastic drinks and food lined up for the TWE Whisky Show but we now also have musical accompaniment thanks to the excellent Tim Hain. You can find more information, as we … Continue reading >>

A trip to Pulteney

Leg 2 of my Inver House distilleries tour started off with a bit of a drive. Our departure point was Edderton, home of Balblair, and our destination was Wick, site of the Pulteney distillery. Scotland is a lot longer than … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: Exotic Fruit with Dave Broom

Another week and another masterclass has been announced for The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in October. It’s a slightly different look at a whisky tasting to normal, instead matching up flavours between the different bottlings, looking for the taste of … Continue reading >>

A trip to Balblair

The lovely folk of Inver House Distillers (the Scottish production wing of International Beverages) recently invited me along to a trip around four of their distilleries with a bunch of international bloggers. Not being one to turn down distillery tours, … Continue reading >>