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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.

Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old – Malt of the Month

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I’ve been intrigued by Glen Ord for years. Back in the dim and distant past, I became aware of the distillery when I was asked to write about them in 1001 Whiskies to Try Before…

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World whisky tasting at The Whisky Exchange Shop @ Covent Garden

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Our Covent Garden shop opened at the end of last year, and now that we’ve settled in, we’re ready to start our latest new thing – a regular, end-of-the-month tasting evening. Tomorrow, Thursday 25 February,…

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London Beer Week 2016 – it’s on!

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It’s the end of February, which means it’s London Beer Week. After 2015’s successful inaugural year, the Drinkup.London team are back with another week of beer-related shenanigans. There are reduced priced drinks for those with…

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Redbreast 1999 – the first single cask

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Selecting and bottling casks of whisky takes a lot longer than people think. This time last year – well, 11-and-a-bit months ago – Billy Leighton, master blender at Midleton distillery in Ireland, stopped by with some whiskey…

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Elements of Islay Peat – a slice of island life

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We like the Elements of Islay here at The Whisky Exchange blog. Admittedly, they are bottled by our sister company and selected by Oliver Chilton, occasional writer here and developer of The Whisky Exchange’s own exclusive bottlings,…

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Ciroc Derek Zoolander Blue Steel – Double Magnum Prize Draw!

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I am often shocked by a lack of culture from my TWE Blog colleagues. While I was happy to lend them a copy of Dude Where’s My Car – the finest film ever made – to ensure…

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Amrut Everest – Standing by Nepal

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Behind the scenes, The Whisky Exchange is a very international company. We have people from all over the world throughout the business, from Spanish web developers to Romanian photographers, Portuguese designers, Finnish spirits advisers and even…

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Tasting the 2015 Diageo Special Releases

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Our yearly tasting calendar is a varied list of events, taking in everything from whisky to spirits and liqueurs, with even an occasional foray into the world of fizzy wine – tickets to our next tasting, Growers’…

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve – Champagne of the Month

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Next up on our Of The Month list for February is Champagne – this month’s top fizz is from Charles Heidsieck. I admit I didn’t think I knew anything about Charles Heidsieck before I started looking…

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New Year, New Beer!

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As I have mentioned before, I’m a beer fan. Annoyingly, we’ve not had many on the website, with our small selection consisting of a pair of great Scottish brewers – Harviestoun and Windswept – and…

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Burns Night – poetry an’ whisky gang thegither!

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This evening is one of the most important in the Scottish whisky drinking calendar: Burns Night. It’s important enough that I’ve written about it for three of the past four years here on the blog…

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Starward – a New World Whisky

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Australian whisky is on the up. This is far from a new thing, with Sullivans Cove French Oak picking up the World’s Best Whisky award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014 and more distilleries…

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UK Blog Awards – vote for us!

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When it comes to competitions, the past year has been great for The Whisky Exchange – we’ve picked up both the Digital Entrepreneur Small E-Commerce Business of the Year award and the International Wine and…

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Laphroaig 1997 TWE Exclusive – a steal of a price

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Continuing our Laphroaig theme from yesterday, we’ve got a great TWE exclusive to share – Laphroaig 1997 bottled by Berry Brothers. However, we also have an admission to make: we’ve been selling it at the wrong price….

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Laphroaig 32 Year Old – the end of a special birthday year

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Laphroaig’s birthday celebrations have drawn to a close. It was their 200th, so we don’t begrudge them a year of partying, especially as it has featured a few special releases. Things kicked off with the 15…

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