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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.
 

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Awards 2013

One of the first signs of autumn, along with The Whisky Show, is the thud on the doormat as the latest edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible arrives. Often controversial but always influential, Jim has yet again spent the last year … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Show 2012, London Cocktail Week and Rumfest…

It’s been rather busy at TWE Towers over the last few weeks. Not only have we just finished the 2012 edition of our rather splendid Whisky Show, but we’ve also got a week of drinks ahead of us in the … Continue reading >>

Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon

The folks at Brown-Forman have a good problem – when you’re the people behind the world’s biggest American whiskey, what new products do you make? They could happily continue selling nothing but regular Old No.7 (Jack Daniel’s to the layperson) … Continue reading >>

Whisky Show 2012 Update – Dream Drams and tickets selling out…

It’s only a couple of weeks until the 2012 edition of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show and panic mode is fully engaged the well-oiled TWE machine is in full swing. Here’s a quick update as to how things are going: … Continue reading >>

Product Alerts on The Whisky Exchange website

We don’t talk all that much about our main website here on TWEBlog, but behind the scenes our tech team are constantly tweaking and poking around to add new features. One of the most commonly requested features is the ability … Continue reading >>

New Shininess from Compass Box

We rather like the folks at Compass Box. They’ve got a great range of whiskies, produce interesting things and even when they make new drams that are exclusive to other people (have a look around for their new ‘Entertainer’ and … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Galileo

For those just interested in the titular whisky who don’t want to read my random wifflings here’s a tl;dr version of this blog post: despite the rumours Ardbeg Galileo is not sold out everywhere and we now have it available … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show – Update

A lot has been going on in Whisky Exchange Whisky Show-land over the last few months since we last mentioned it on here, so I thought I’d drop in a quick update. Firstly, there’s loads more information on the website. … Continue reading >>

Black Tot Day

July 31st is a bit of a strange day in the booze calendar. While it’s often seen as a sad day in principle, it’s increasingly being celebrated. For those not in the know: July 31st 1970, 42 years ago today, … Continue reading >>

Some New Johnnie Walkers…

We’ve been meaning to say something up here on the blog for a while about the new additions to the Johnnie Walker range, so finally here are some notes. Earlier this year it was announced that the much loved (to … Continue reading >>

A Taste of Kilchoman with Anthony Wills

We’re having a little break from tastings down at TWE Vinopolis, although we’re still catching up with the write-ups here at HQ. I’d like to say that it’s so that we can have a rest over the summer, recharge our … Continue reading >>

Have a look around Shackleton’s Hut

The fine folks at Google like to play around with shiny things and one of their many obsessions over the last year has been Antarctica. They added streetview to selected areas of the big icy continent and have followed it … Continue reading >>