Author Archives: Ollie

After working his way round a plethora of drinks companies, Ollie joined the shop team as the Saturday boy in May 2011. Having worked with Alex and Chris on the tastings side and helping organise The Whisky Show Ollie left the surroundings of Borough Market and headed for the bright, headache inducing lights of Head Office where he works as part of The Whisky Show team and as a New Business developer.

Box Distillery Master Class – toasty morsels

Some time ago, while taking a whisky cruise from Stockholm, I came across the lovely guys at Box Distillery in Sweden. On my return home, I decided to have a try of their first educational release – The Box Advanced … Continue reading >>

Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

This time last year I was busy sorting out classes for the 2013 Whisky Show, and in my search for interesting ideas, a slightly fuzzy-haired, glazed-eyed version of Tim Forbes (formerly of this parish) told me about a weekend of … Continue reading >>

Tasting the 2012 Diageo Special Releases at TWE Vinopolis

Since 2001 Diageo have announced, in October of each year, their Special Release Range. Each series of bottles is picked to highlight the best of their distilleries and are acknowledged to be landmark bottlings, representing the very best liquid Scotland … Continue reading >>