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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.
 

The Balvenie Whisky Fete and Tun 1401 Batch 8

It’s the time of year when the folks at The Balvenie, invigorated by the pale globe in the sky shining its limp light through Scottish clouds, celebrate their craft laden approach to whisky making with The Masters of Craft. It’s … Continue reading >>

Ardbog Day

If you’re reading this, then it’s highly likely that you know that Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, is currently happening over on Islay and Jura. You probably also know that the distilleries, each assigned a day … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

Around the time of The Whisky Show last year we were rather pleased to have scored some whisky from a brand new distiller on the single malt scene – Goa’s John Distilleries, makers of Paul John Single Malt Whisky . … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Talisker Port Ruighe

The folks at Diageo have been paying a bit of attention to Talisker recently. With the 35 year old Special Release at the end of last year, a packaging update for the 10 year old, the recent release of Storm and a … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Lounge London Festival & Dram and Jam

This year is, for us, the year of whisky festivals. Along with our own Whisky Show, which is shaping up to be even more impressive than before (which was pretty impressive already), we’ve also been the official retailer for Whisky … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2013 – Balvenie Masterclass & Early-Bird Tickets

Organisation for TWE Whisky Show 2013 continues apace and tickets are selling even faster than we were hoping. We’ve got a couple of announcements that are going out today across our various show channels and thought we’d take the opportunity … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Longrow Rundlets and Kilderkins

One of our favourite bottlings last year was the now sold out Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins. It reignited my love of Springbank’s whiskies, after a while of trying to remember what it was I used to like about them, and … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill

The folks at The Balvenie aren’t really known for changing their core range around all that much. We’ve had DoubleWood 12yo for a while now, with David Stewart’s Signature 12yo coming in as the new kid on the block a … Continue reading >>

Whisky ‘Holy Grail’ Uncovered in Scotland

We are very proud to announce that after months of keeping an incredible discovery under wraps we can finally reveal it to the world. TWE have recently been involved in one of the most exciting whisky projects that we have … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Highland Park Loki

A year and a bit since the first release in the series, the second entry in the Valhalla Collection has arrived – Highland Park Loki. The makeup of Loki was conceived around the same time as last year’s Thor and … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 – Tickets on sale now!

The more attentive amongst you may have noticed that one thing we’ve not yet done much trumpeting about is our yearly whisky show. Well, let the trumpeting begin – we’re back at Vinopolis on October 5th and 6th, and tickets … Continue reading >>

Tasting Balblair at TWE Vinopolis with John MacDonald

We don’t often do ‘repeats’ at our monthly masterclasses. With over 100 distilleries in Scotland, and even more outside of the fabled north we try to mix things up a bit. However, sometimes we give in to temptation and ask … Continue reading >>