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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.

Well-aged whisky with Balblair, Old Pulteney and AnCnoc

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For our final tasting of 2015, we welcomed Inver House Distillers to showcase some of their whiskies, focusing on an aspect of whisky that most companies are not talking about much these days: long ageing….

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Christmas Orders – Last Delivery Dates

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While we ship globally, unfortunately it takes time and Christmas is fast approaching. We’ve talked long and hard with the companies who carry our parcels all over the world, and have come up with the…

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December is here – #GoldenTicket and Advent Calendar

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It’s December, no matter how hard certain members of the TWE blog team have been trying to deny it – Rocky ‘Krampus’ Lancer, we’re looking at you – Christmas is now definitely on the way….

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Win The Last Great Malts!

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Dewar’s have a great selection of distilleries, but other than Aberfeldy, until recently they’ve been quiet about them. No longer! Starting in late 2014, they have been revamping their range under the banner of The…

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Les Grands Assemblages – Darroze’s Armagnac springboard

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After a summer of fruity cocktails and unaged spirits, autumn comes as a lead-in to a winter of rich and heavy brown drinks. To bridge the gap between the light and the dark, we’re going…

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Dalmore prize draw – win whisky worth more than £1,750!

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It’s the season of prize draws at The Whisky Exchange, and the next on the list of great whiskies to win is an impressive set from Dalmore. With legendary master blender Richard Paterson travelling the world…

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November Deals of the Month – Appleton and Glenkinchie

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It’s the first week of November, which means it’s time for a new Spirit and Malt of the Month! And this time we’re going big. First up is one of the most popular well-aged rums…

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New from Compass Box – Flaming Heart 5th and This is not a luxury Whisky

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We like a birthday at TWE. With our 15th anniversary year drawing to a close, we’ll happily use anyone else as an excuse to continue the party, and the folks at Compass Box have stepped…

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The Whisky Show 2015 – The Show Bottlings

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At The Whisky Show, I have either the best or worst job in TWE’s editorial team. Rocky is king of the masterclasses, setting up, breaking down and generally keeping the ship on an even keel;…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show – this weekend!

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It’s that time of year again. The office is really busy, new whiskies are appearing in every corner, emails containing huge lists of things are zipping around and I’m working on a weekend – it’s…

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Port Askaig – new batches and very old drams

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We always look forward to new releases from Speciality Drinks Ltd. As a sister company of The Whisky Exchange, we hear whispers of what’s coming next and get an occasional taste, and we’ve been eagerly…

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Clairin Sajous – the taste of Haiti

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Continuing our efforts to tell everyone about rum, here is a very strange spirit that I really like: Clairin Sajous. Clairin is a style native to Haiti, similar in production and character to agricole rum. That makes sense, as it’s…

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Vote for us – IWSC Online Retailer of the Year

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It’s that time of year again. The International Wine and Spirits Competition have run out of wine and spirits to judge and their eyes have turned to the world of drinks shops. It’s only the…

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Spirit of the Month – Tanqueray Old Tom

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Joining the Spirit of the Month ranks this September is something both old and new at the same time – Tanqueray Old Tom. Old Tom is an old style of gin, sweeter than a London…

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Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Litre Bottles

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Whisky bottles were standardised at 70cl across Europe back in 1990, and ever since then our North American cousins (and our chums down in South Africa) have been pointing at the extra couple of shots their…

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