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.
 

New Single Malts of Scotland

Just a quickie to announce the arrival of some new Single Malts of Scotland releases from our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd (SDL).  They’ve been quite quiet on the bottling front this year, but with The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.3

[Tim and Sukhinder’s sojourn in Japan continues at Chichibu with an epic tasting of dozens of full-strength single cask Karuizawas… you can read about their earlier adventures on the trip here and here.] After our fascinating tour of Chichibu we … Continue reading >>

Glen Garioch Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

We had a great tasting of the full delights of Glen Garioch at TWE Vinopolis the other week.  Iain McCallum, Morrison Bowmore’s Malt Master, regaled us with tales of traumatic hangover breakfasts, an unfortunate incident with a boiler, and how he … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange – Independent Retailer of the Year 2012

We’re delighted to announce that The Whisky Exchange has scooped another gong!  At the UK’s biggest drinks trade event, the London International Wine Fair held in Excel last week, TWE was named as Independent Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Drinks Business … Continue reading >>

TWE Karuizawa Whisky Trip Pt.2: Karuizawa Casks and Chichibu distillery

This is the second instalment of Tim F’s report on TWE blog’s recent Karuizawa & Chichibu whisky trip to Japan.  You can read part 1 here. The following morning, refreshed after a sound night’s sleep but still occasionally feeling the … Continue reading >>

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012 – Tickets Now On Sale

We’re delighted to announce that The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show (the UK’s greatest whisky tasting event in our thoroughly biased opinion) will be returning to Vinopolis on 6th-7th October 2012 – and tickets are on sale now! As ever, this … Continue reading >>

TWE in Japan – Karuizawa Trip Pt.1

Last month, I was privileged to join Sukhinder on a trip to Japan as guests of Number One Drinks Co., who import some of Japan’s finest whiskies into the UK, including Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu and his famous Ichiro’s Malt Card Series.  Fans … Continue reading >>

The Great Speyburn Conundrum

There’s been some curious goings-on around the recent elevation of one of the most unfashionable whiskies ever to walk away with a gong at the World Whisky Awards.  The main question is: How on earth did Speyburn 25 year-old manage to scoop … Continue reading >>

Whisky Live London 2012 – The Report

There was a strong TWE presence this year at London’s Whisky Live show, held in the formidable surroundings of the Honorable Artillery Company just a stone’s throw from Shoreditch High Street, home to the majority of the city’s most tragic tryhards … Continue reading >>

St. Patrick’s Day Prize Draw – Win Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve!

They say that everyone’s got a bit of Irish in them on St. Paddy’s Day.  Statistically, that’s pretty unlikely – despite the diaspora’s best efforts – but it’s a noble ambition nonetheless. Anyway, to celebrate everyone in the world drinking … Continue reading >>

TWE Blog Awards!

It’s Oscar time again, and even in the whisky world the awards season is in full swing. Basking in the warm glow of our award for Best Online / Direct Mail Retailer of the Year at the recent Drinks Retailing Awards, we thought … Continue reading >>

Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.2

[Following on the first part of Tim’s write-up of his trip to Midleton, we jump straight back in with talk of the new expressions from Irish Distillers.] We’re back in the Distillers Cottage at the Old Midleton distillery, where Irish Distillers’ … Continue reading >>