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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.

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

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We’ve been quietly cooking something up for the last few months and today we can reveal our work to the world – The Whisky Exchange Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar. It’s a fairly simple…

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New Karuizawa 1981 – On Sale Wednesday and Thursday

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A quick heads up for you loyal blog readers: we have a new Karuizawa going on sale tomorrow. There are a few bottles appearing elsewhere, but it’s pretty much a TWE exclusive and we’re rather…

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014

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Another year, another burst of whisky-related discussion and outrage on the internets – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014 is out. Over 4500 whiskies, along with Jim’s tasting notes and scores, packed into one pocket sized…

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Diageo Special Releases 2013

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Autumn is upon us and the Diageo Special Releases 2013 are here. For those not up to speed on Diageo’s yearly release cycle, about now every year they release a range of whiskies from across…

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The Latest from the Elements of Islay

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This year’s Whisky Show has been a rather busy time for us. Not only did we have a show to put on (it went very well, thank you for asking – our writeup of the…

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The Macallan 1824 Series and Macallan M

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We’ve alluded to the Macallan’s recently released 1824 Series a few times in recent blog posts, but we’ve not really had a chance to sit down and properly dig in to what the range offers….

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The Whisky Exchange Shop's 8th Birthday

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Before we get on to tooting our own trumpets about our recent Whisky Show, we’ve got something else to celebrate that’s been pushed to the side because of that very same show. Back at the…

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Final Whisky Show 2013 Masterclass Announced

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This year’s Whisky Show is rather a lot busier than in previous years. We’ve got more ‘stuff’ going on each day than ever before, with complete details appearing on the website next week, and an…

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Chase Vodka Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

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From time to time we seem to veer a little away from whisky at TWE HQ and this has definitely been one of those fortnights. Along with our TWE Guide To Vodka that went up…

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Tasting Notes: Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

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While Bowmore and Auchentoshan have had some attention from the new (well, newish – she joined them towards the end of 2011) Morrison Bowmore Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, the folks at Glen Garioch have been a little…

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Tasting Notes: Tamdhu 10 Year Old

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We’ve had a number of relaunches over the last year, with reactions to the new whiskies being rather mixed. There’s been unfairly maligned releases like the Macallan 1824 Series and slightly confusing launches like the new…

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John Walker & Sons Voyager – The Competition

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I like boats. From dinghies up to ferries I, for some reason, feel more at ease when surrounded by water. Having grown up inland it’s a bit of a mystery how this obsession developed, and…

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