Author Archives: Billy

Billy
Web 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.
 

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 >>

Our Pop-up shop…it lives…

Following on from my last post on the subject, our temporary shop (only around the corner from our traditional location in Vinopolis) is now fully armed and operational. We’ll be there while Vinopolis is rebuilt/refurbished and hosts GLOBAL SPORTING EVENT … Continue reading >>

Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs and the Green Fairy

I like absinthe. I’ve outed myself as an absinthe fan in public on a number of occasions, and over the years, slowly but surely, it seems that people are coming around to the idea that absinthe isn’t just for making … Continue reading >>

Balvenie, a crafty bunch

The folks at Balvenie have been a bit busy recently. In fact, that seems to be the way I start off most posts about them, so I suspect the ‘recently’ is more of a ‘for the last couple of years’. … Continue reading >>

Tasting AE Dor and Grosperrin Cognac with Ed Bates

This month’s first tasting down at our Shop was another stepping out of the confines of grain spirits, this time into the world of boiled wine, specifically cognac. We were joined by Mousquetaire d’Armagnac and TWE shop brandy man Ed … Continue reading >>

North British 50 year Old – Douglas Laing’s Directors’ Cut

North British distillery has been in the news recently and unfortunately it’s not been due to whisky. Happily it was announced last week that the distillery’s cooling towers were not the source of a Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak that recently hit … Continue reading >>

Website Maintenance – Sunday June 24th

Just a quick note that The Whisky Exchange website will be down from midnight to 8am on Sunday June 24th for maintenance.   We’ll stop accepting orders shortly before midnight, to give people a chance to finish checkout and not … Continue reading >>

Our Shop is Moving! (temporarily)

The summer is upon us and with it there is an unnamed sporting event happening in our capital. That, along with a chunk of serious building work, means that Vinopolis, the home of our shop these last 7 years, will … Continue reading >>