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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.
 

Glenfiddich’s ‘New’ Releases

The folks at Glenfiddich have been busy recently. Since Christmas we’ve had a couple of new and interesting bottles pop through our warehouse doors, and just this week another new whisky has appeared on our shelves. To celebrate this fact, … Continue reading >>

Ardmore and Littlemill from Single Malts of Scotland

When it comes to independent releases from Speciality Drinks we’ve been a bit quiet since The Whisky Show. However, we’re leading off the new year with a pair of bottlings. There was a preview of the first one at The … Continue reading >>

Whisky Live London 2012

London has started to pick up two distinct drinks festival ‘seasons’ over the last few years. Autumn has become the home of London Cocktail Week and its bookends, our Whisky Show and Rumfest, and spring the land of the Whisky … Continue reading >>

An evening of Lagavulin with Messrs Dunn, Lafond and Hain.

It’s quite scary that other than our Burns Night extravaganza in mid-February we haven’t run any whisky tastings yet this year. We’ve got a rather full schedule for the next few months to make up for our mild hibernation over … Continue reading >>

More Awards… Whisky Advocate

The BAFTAs and Oscars are behind us, the Drinks Retail Awards have come and gone (ahem), and we’ve even given out our own tranche of virtual statuettes – now is the season of the gong. The most recent awards to … Continue reading >>

The Mighty Thor

Highland Park are an interesting bunch. Their fans are numerous and (in the nicest possible way) rabid; their detractors are a much smaller group who in recent times have focused on a couple of things that they do, one of … Continue reading >>

Awards Season…

It’s well known that we are a humble bunch at TWE, but on occasion we do like to toot on our trumpet of “we’re rather good”. This is now one of those times. On Tuesday night we attended the Drinks … Continue reading >>

Burns Night with TWE & Vinopolis

For the Scotch whisky lover there’s one event that pops up early in the calendar that gives the perfect excuse for a bit of a special dram or three – Burns Night. On and around the birthday of Robert Burns … Continue reading >>

Balvenie’s Craftsman’s Reserve #1 – The Cooper

We look forward to new releases at TWE Towers just like everyone else and when Balvenie announced an online unveiling of their newest dram, along with tasting packs for us to follow on at home, me and Tim of this … Continue reading >>

Cocchi?

Despite our name we’re not all about whisky here at TWE. I’ll admit that we all rather like the odd dram, but we’re nothing if not versatile drinkers. I’m a big fan of gin in all its various forms, Tim … Continue reading >>

Compass Box’s Last Vatted Grain

We’re rather fond of Compass Box’s Last Vatted Malt, having received a bottle a few days for approval, but I’ve been waiting for something else – The Last Vatted Grain. I’m a big grain whisky fan, ever since I did … Continue reading >>

Balvenie’s Batch 2s – Tun 1401 and 40 year old

The folks at Balvenie like keeping busy. After a summer of random events they’ve hunkered down as we approach the end of the year and have done that which we know them for most – made some excellent whisky. Not … Continue reading >>