Author Archives: Tim F

Tim F
Tim was the TWE blog’s first blogger and has worked for The Whisky Exchange since 2003, where he has risen to the dizzy heights of Web Content Editor after grubbing his way up from the trade desk. Along with his recently-arrived protégé / lackey Billy, he is to blame for all the written content on the TWE website, plus tasting notes, press releases and inept faffing around on various forms of social meeja.
 

Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Exclusive Tasting Notes!!

I’m delighted to have a preview bottle of the general release of Ardbeg Corryvreckan sitting on my desk, so I thought I’d dip in and share my thoughts in what has turned out to be the first blog post for a few weeks (due to … Continue reading >>

More Great New Whisky Stuff

After the positive response I got from my last blog post on the positive whisky stuff happening at the moment – and because I’m a person with a generally sunny disposition (once the sun’s over the yard-arm at least) - I thought I’d continue … Continue reading >>

Whisky Blog PR Frenzy Pt. 2

After the last blog’s doom and gloom in the whisky world I thought I’d try and get a bit more upbeat, so this post is going to be more about fun events, websites, good news and other cool new whisky stuff. … Continue reading >>

Whisky Blog PR Frenzy

No post last week due to the fact that my colleagues and I were all up to our eyes in the preparation for (and subsequent execution of ) the Herculean task that is the TWE stockcount. In the meantime, a … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Dalmore 1980

In the interests of full disclosure, and to give any conspiracy theorists out there more grist for their mills, I will begin this blog by revealing that I and several other lucky whisky-lovers will be going to watch a cricket match on Monday … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 3yo Sneak Preview!!

Well well, what’s this? Yes, it’s a pre-release sample of Kilchoman 3yo, as dropped in by none other than Anthony Wills himself at a meeting with Sukhinder earlier this week. For those who can’t read the details on the photo, … Continue reading >>

Friends of TWE Blog: Irish Whiskey Trail

What with setting up ‘The Whisky Exchange & Friends’ Facebook group (use the button in the sidebar or click here to join), I haven’t had time to do much with the blog this week, but I’m just about caught up now, so here goes: I … Continue reading >>

New Octomore: First Pics

This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog… Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation.  Yikes!

New Swedish Whisky planned: Box Distillery

Sukhinder sent me over a brochure for a new Swedish whisky, so I thought I’d share.  The company is called Ådalen Destilleri AB and their single malt will be made in a converted power station (interestingly, they plan to be … Continue reading >>

Your Worst Nightmare: Alcohol-Free Whisky

This just arrived from the ‘Couldn’t-Make-It-Up’ department.  I assumed it was a joke, but there is in fact a website as well, so if it is a joke it’s been pretty thoroughly done: “We would like to offer Your company … Continue reading >>

Islay Festival Day Ten: Aftermath

Day 10:  A Kick In The Ballochs… Bang on 7am and our alarm clock blasts into action, as welcoming a sound as a prize festival bottling smashing on a stone floor and the accompanying ‘yelp’ of despair.   Last night was … Continue reading >>

Islay Festival Day Nine: Ardbeg

The Malty-Millionaires…. Holiday: n: ‘A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a particular event’ 7.30am: Joel’s … Continue reading >>