Author Archives: 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.
 

Elegant Oldies Tasting with Tim & Billy

Elegant Oldies, what’s that all about then? Well, if you’re reading this you’re probably already vaguely aware of two things: 1) The Whisky Exchange is the best online resource on the planet for affordable old ‘dusty‘ whiskies; and 2) Billy … Continue reading >>

Elements of Islay Tasting with Simply Whisky

We had a tremendous Elements of Islay tasting at TWE Vinopolis on Monday 13th May, hosted by Simon Roser and Franchi Ferla of Simply Whisky. Simply Whisky are great pals of TWE and have their own unique take on whisky: their events … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.8: Japanese Whisky Bars

[Welcome to the penultimate episode of TWE’s epic Karuizawa trip, in which we visit some amazing Japanese whisky bars. The previous posts can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.] Our friends from France and Taiwan had departed, but it was time for the … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.7: Endgame for Karuizawa

[Welcome to the seventh instalment of TWE’s big Karuizawa trip to Japan.  You can read the earlier episodes here, here, here, here, here and here.] After our excellent evening out at Helmsdale we awoke the next morning to a cold, … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan: Karuizawa Trip Pt.6

[Welcome to the sixth instalment of our trip to Japan. Readers with too much time on their hands can catch up on the full story so far here, here, here, here and here.] After the emotions stirred up by our … Continue reading >>

Whisky Investment Proof

There’s a lot of controversy that surrounds the topic of whisky investment, and we’re not going to get into an extended debate over the rights and wrongs of it as the issue comes up almost constantly and people tend to have their … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Talisker Storm

“These go to eleven… well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?” Facts: Diageo have released a No-Age-Statement (NAS) edition of their Talisker single malt. This new iteration is called Storm and is purportedly ‘more intense and smoky, with enhanced and vibrant … Continue reading >>

St. Patrick’s Day Tasting at Vinopolis with Bushmills

The Whisky Exchange in Vinopolis was treated to a particularly comprehensive vertical tasting of the Bushmills range of Irish whiskeys on Monday 18th March in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Leading the tasting was the charming and enthusiastic Robert Galbraith, Bushmills’s … Continue reading >>

Whisky Live London 2013 – The Report

Once again, TWE were in full effect at last weekend’s Whisky Live in London, which was held in its now-traditional location of Armoury House, home of the British Army’s oldest regiment, the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC).  Today, the Company regiment … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Glendronach 1995 PX Cask Exclusive to TWE

Never say we’re not good to you.  TWE have teamed up with Glendronach to bring you a very special heavily sherried single cask.  Bottled in March 2013, Cask #4682 was distilled on 8th November 1995 and was a Pedro Ximenez sherry … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: An Cnoc 22 Year Old

An Cnoc is the single malt from Knockdhu distillery, and although it’s relatively low profile compared to some other Speyside malts, they’ve been quietly producing very good whiskies for some time now. Certainly the 16 year old is a perennial favourite – … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.5

[Welcome to the fifth part of TWE’s trip to Japan last year.  You can read the earlier instalments in this saga of inter-continental dramming here, here, here and here.] The town of Karuizawa is an upmarket holiday resort, with the … Continue reading >>