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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 'Holy Grail' Uncovered in Scotland

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We are very proud to announce that after months of keeping an incredible discovery under wraps we can finally reveal it to the world. TWE have recently been involved in one of the most exciting…

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Tasting Notes: Highland Park Loki

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A year and a bit since the first release in the series, the second entry in the Valhalla Collection has arrived – Highland Park Loki. The makeup of Loki was conceived around the same time…

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The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 – Tickets on sale now!

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The more attentive amongst you may have noticed that one thing we’ve not yet done much trumpeting about is our yearly whisky show. Well, let the trumpeting begin – we’re back at Vinopolis on October…

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Tasting Balblair at TWE Vinopolis with John MacDonald

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We don’t often do ‘repeats’ at our monthly masterclasses. With over 100 distilleries in Scotland, and even more outside of the fabled north we try to mix things up a bit. However, sometimes we give…

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Rum and Cognac…together?

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While Tim and I often take on the role of roving reporters when it comes to our Vinopolis tastings, it’s not only us who make it along from HQ to ‘help out’. However, back at…

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Kavalan Fino and King Car Conductor

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With Whisky Live London only a few weeks away we’ve been getting ready to run the on-site whisky shop. We’ve been looking through who’ll be exhibiting to make sure we bring along all the bottles…

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Tasting Notes: FEW Spirits

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As we’ve seen over the last year the world of craft distilling is exploding. They’ve been seeing the fruits of the expansion over in the USA for a while but there are two big challenges…

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Fancy a trip to Midleton? New Prize Draw!

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It’s all about Irish whiskey at the moment. We’ve just launched our single cask 1991 vintage Midleton to impressive reviews and scores (Whiskyfun – 92, Whiskynotes – 91, Dramming – 91, Malt Fascination – “This…

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Lost Distilleries at TWE Vinopolis

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The new year is definitely under way and our tastings at TWE Vinopolis have entered a new phase. Over the last few years we’ve been focused heavily on branded tastings, with companies showing off their…

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Glenmorangie Ealanta

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January is normally a bit boring for whisky releases. Christmas has been and gone, people are counting pennies and the whisky industry is plotting quietly as the end of the tax year heaves itself over…

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Burns Night at Vinopolis

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If you’ve not organised a Burns Night party for yourself and are looking for someone else to take care of the details then our friends at Vinopolis, hosts of our London shop, may have something…

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Happy Christmas!

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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…

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Bruichladdich Tasting with Craig Johnstone

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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…

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Vinopolis Shop – Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

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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…

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Kavalan – Now Available at TWE!

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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…

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