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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.

Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2014 – Tickets on Sale!

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A quick but informative post today – tickets to The Whisky Show are now on sale. Click on the alarmingly large picture below to head over to the show website, or read on below for…

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Highland Park Freya

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Continuing the yearly releases as part of the Valhalla Collection, the latest edition has now arrived – Highland Park Freya. Investing in a series of whiskies that only has one release a year is a…

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Whisky Live London, Dramboree and another show…

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The year of whisky events is getting up to speed, with the first UK events just a few weeks away. Here’s what we’ve got coming up soon: Firstly, there’s Whisky Live London. The Whisky Live collective…

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Karuizawa 1984 Sherry Cask #3663

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The news: we have a new Karuizawa going up on the website – Karuizawa 1984 Sherry Cask #3663 bottled 2013 at 56.8%. However, we’ve decided that we’re going to do things a little differently with…

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Glenmorangie Companta – Private Collection V

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Dr Bill Lumsden likes looking ahead. At the launch of his latest creation, the Glenmorangie Companta, he talked about his plans for the future – he currently has 29 new Glenmorangie bottlings in development. While…

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New TWE Exclusives from Ledaig and Glentauchers

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Despite mentioning how we of the drinks business like to have a bit of a rest in January in my Burns Night post, it seems that this year there is to be no further rest….

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Burns Night Food and Whisky. And some beer…

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One of the ‘problems’ of the whisky world is the frequency of celebrations that require a dram to be raised. Since the end of summer we’ve had holidays and festivals every couple of weeks. This…

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Tasting Notes: Compass Box The General

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Compass Box never sit on their laurels for long. After last year’s Great King Street releases (New York, Experimental 00-V4 and Experimental TR-06) and Delilah’s it looked like they were jumping headfirst into the world…

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2013 – The TWEBlog review of the year

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There seems to be a long running tradition across the internets of writing round-up posts at the beginning of the year. I’ve not yet done so and am starting to feel left out, so here’s…

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The Ones That (Might Have) Got Away

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One of our big tasks in December is finding interesting products to put special offers on. These can be things we’ve got lots of bottles of, things that we can knock some money off and…

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Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar – the last few days…

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It’s almost Christmas and for us in the drinks retail business it’s almost time to have a sit down and a rest. For me, aka the Arbiter Of Advent, it’s coming on time to hang…

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Fine Spirit of the Year 2013

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Along with our Whisky of the Year we decided that we should also go for a Fine Spirit of the Year as a companion award. Again, there were fights in the office, but surprisingly one…

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Whisky of the Year 2013

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We quite like awards at TWE. Every year we seem to pick up a few, but other than the TWE Blog Awards that we have yet to repeat (one day…) we generally seem to sit…

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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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