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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.
 

Happy Christmas!

We know we’re a day early, but the office is now closing down for Christmas so we thought we’d put up a little something on the blog before we power down our PCs and turn off the lights. Firstly, many … Continue reading >>

Bruichladdich Tasting with Craig Johnstone

Ever since Bruichladdich’s acquisition by Rémy Martin earlier this year they’ve been very much at the forefront of the whisky news. Throw into the mix the culmination of some of their pre-buyout plans and you’ve got a distillery whose brand … Continue reading >>

Vinopolis Shop – Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Despite our best efforts in previous years, it isn’t possible to lock our London shop up over Christmas with all the staff contained within, ensuring that they are available to cater to your every in-person beverage need at any hour … Continue reading >>

Kavalan – Now Available at TWE!

The world of international whisky is growing but one of the barriers to the spreading of the various brands to all four corners of the globe is the joy of distribution. It’s hard to send bottles of booze across borders … Continue reading >>

Discounted postage, discontinued whiskies, toasts, a Christmas gift finder and more…

It’s been a rather busy few months at TWE and that’s before we’ve hit the Christmas rush. We like to show off some of the things we’ve done from time to time, so here are some things. Firstly, we’ve been … Continue reading >>

Christmas Delivery Cut-off Dates

As you may have noticed, Christmas is drawing near. As such the postal system is getting bogged down around the world and parcels may take a little longer than usual to arrive. In order to make sure that your orders … Continue reading >>

Jack Daniel’s Holiday Select 2012

Jack Daniel’s like their limited edition bottlings. We’ve got a stack of them over on the website and while many of them are simply collectible bottles they do like to shake things up and bottle a few interesting variants on … Continue reading >>

Ilegal Mezcal

Some products take a little longer to reach our shelves than others, and one that we’ve been waiting on for quite a while is Ilegal Mezcal, freshly launched in the UK this November. We’re big fans of agave spirits at … Continue reading >>

Karuizawa – The Spirit of Asama

One of the things that I didn’t realise before I started working at TWE was quite how slow boats are. We’ve been waiting for quite a while for our latest shipment of whisky to arrive from Japan, with a couple … Continue reading >>

Movember at TWE

The 11th month is here and with it comes the time of Movember. A season of moustache growing, the awareness of parts of gentlemen’s bodies that we don’t generally think enough about and a bit of charity fund raising. At TWE … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Gordon & Macphail’s Greatest Hits

Our opening tasting of the second day of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show was a bit different to the others. Firstly it was a sequel, following up from last year’s incredible Gordon & Macphail Timeline class, and secondly it was … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – From Scotland to Japan

One of the things that we’ve become known for at TWE Whisky Show is our masterclasses. From the legendary Port Ellen vertical in our first year, to Serge Valentin’s Brora masterclass in year two and last year’s Gordon & Macphail … Continue reading >>