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Tim F
Tim F
Tim was the TWE blog’s first blogger and worked for The Whisky Exchange from 2003 to 2013, where he rose to the dizzy heights of Web Editor. Along with his protégé/lackey Billy, he was to blame for all the written content on the TWE website, plus tasting notes, press releases and social media.

Tasting: Old Bothwell Port Ellen 1982 Cask 2729

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You never know what you’re going to get with Port Ellen – it’s remarkable how many different styles of malt the distillery was capable of.  I’ve tried long-aged austere, lemony beauties; young bourbon casks with enough delicate complexity…

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Port Askaig: New Single Islay Malt Range

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Very exciting developments here at TWE Towers, as our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd has launched a new range of Single Islay Malts! Here’s the press release: “The single malts of Islay are arguably Scotland’s…

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Tasting: New Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

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I only got a small olfactory glimpse of this one as I had to share a sample with two fellow attendees at the Laphroaig tasting in Albannach I told you about on Monday.  Unfortunately, over-attendance at a previous…

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Tasting: New Laphroaig 18 Year Old

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Laphroaig tasting held at Albannach (a posh whisky bar in Trafalgar Square in London).  I’m not often invited to this sort of event as…

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Bruichladdich Octomore / Ardbeg Supernova Tasting

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To be honest, peating levels shouldn’t be a competition.  “My ppm is bigger than yours” sounds pretty ridiculous however you dress it up.  This sort of thing might be construed as macho willy-waving and not…

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Tasting: Hanyu Ten of Clubs Japanese Malt

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Okay, cutting it fine to get this out on time, but I’m determined – so here we go (this might look familiar to readers of the last post): Introducing (drum roll, please) Hanyu Distillery –…

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Tasting: Hanyu Five of Spades Japanese Malt

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Okay, I know it’s not like me to blog on consecutive days (or even twice in a week , let’s face it), but I made a promise yesterday and I’m going to try and be…

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Exclusive: New Douglas Laing Provenance Packaging

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Gadzooks, has it really been so long since my last post?  Apologies, it has simply flown here at TWE towers, where I managed to take home my Supernova before doing my notes with water, then…

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Ardbeg Supernova: Tasting Notes and Pictures!

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Sorry for the delay posting this, folks – you know what it’s like when you come back to work from holiday.  It’s taken me all week just to catch up on my regular TWE stuff. …

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TWE: Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2009

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  TWE: Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year 2009 We’ve been saying it for a long time and now we’ve got proof!  At the Drinks Retailing Awards dinner on Tuesday night (in the Dorchester, no…

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Comic Relief: Keyword Searches

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Two posts today as I’m off skiing tomorrow for the next week! Serge remarked on Whiskyfun the other day that a lot of the whisky sites seemed to be getting rather serious lately (perhaps brought on…

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Be Glenmorangie's 17th Man of Tain!

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Hello everyone, and first of all can I say a big Thank You for all your contributions to last week’s Supernova / Octomore post, which has provoked a fascinating exchange of views in the comments section. Now,…

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