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.
 

Tasting Notes: Midleton 1991 Single Cask for TWE

Ah, how we love our Midleton here at TWE (patient readers with too much time on their hands can check out Tim F’s account of his trip there a year or two ago here and here). It’s no secret that … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog’s Festive Whiskies

It’s the time of year when one’s thoughts turn to what to treat oneself to over the festive period.  Let’s make no bones about it – although it’s an absurdly over-privileged, first world thing to say and we should all be thankful … Continue reading >>

Whisky Tasting: The Glenlivet at TWE Vinopolis

We had a superb tasting at Vinopolis a couple of Mondays back.  We were delighted to welcome the affable and gregarious Ian Logan, ‘The’ Glenlivet’s global brand ambassador to introduce no less than eight outstanding drams to a packed crowd in Vinopolis’s newly-revamped … Continue reading >>

Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old

Balvenie‘s 12 year old DoubleWood is one of Speyside’s most-loved drams amongst the whisky fraternity, with many whisky nuts (yours truly included) citing it as a key ‘gateway’ malt.  I certainly have vivid memories of it being poured liberally in my … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show 2012 – Rare & Unusual Islay Classics

After a hectic first day of this year’s TWE Whisky Show had ended with a well-behaved single pint at the egregiously smelly (but comprehensively beer-endowed) Rake Bar before an early retirement on account of toothache, I arrived at Vinopolis on Sunday … Continue reading >>

New Elements of Islay and Port Askaig

One of the very many really great things about The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is the massive raft of new releases put out by TWE, plus Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland and Port Askaig.  2012, we’re happy to … Continue reading >>

New Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey – Yellow Spot

Regular readers of the blog (Hello, Mum!) will be well aware that we’re unashamed fans of the fantastic Single Pot Still range of whiskies from Pernod Ricard’s Midleton distillery, home of Jameson.  Anyone with too much time on their hands who wants … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2012

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” – Thoreau It’s that time of year again – with the UK’s sorry excuse for a summer … Continue reading >>

The Angel’s Share Film Review

Back in May, I was lucky to be invited along to a private screening of Ken Loach’s new whisky-related film The Angel’s Share, which has just been released on DVD following its triumphant scooping of the Jury Prize at this year’s … Continue reading >>

TWE Whisky Show Whisky Dinner

It was an excited crowd that milled in the beautiful, airy conservatory at London’s Bombay Brasserie on Tuesday night. The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show Pre-Show Dinner (to give it its full, quite-a-lot-too-long title) began with a flavoursome mystery cask strength … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.4: Chichibu Sake Brewery

[Welcome to Part 4 of Tim F’s epic report on TWE’s Karuizawa whisky trip to Japan, in which we visit a sake brewery.  Readers who don’t have much to do today can catch up with all the previous shenanigans here, … Continue reading >>

Award Season Analysis – Fool’s Gold?

A big congratulations to all the British medal-winners… at the 2012 International Wine & Spirits Competition, the Spirits categories of which were announced a week or two ago.  A total of 1,346 medals were awarded this year (more than 100 more than … Continue reading >>