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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.

TWE Blog's Christmas Whisky: Bowmore Tempest 3

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There’s been a few great whiskies this year, many of them Irish and some classics from independent bottlers (including a few zingers from our good selves, I must add immodestly).  So this is not my Whisky of the…

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Midleton Distillery Trip: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys Pt.1

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In early May, TWE Blog was one of a small group of highly-privileged whisky folk invited to attend a special event at the Midleton distillery in Cork. Although the invite mentioned the launch of the…

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Last Vatted Malt: Compass Box Get Reactionary

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Dateline: 22nd November 2011.  Time: 11.59pm. Venue: A secret location in London.  There’s going to be a raucous party this evening – a sort of ‘pre-wake’, if you will (don’t worry, all will become clear).  A fancy…

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Tasting Notes: Redbreast 12yo Cask Strength

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A ripple of excitement went through the whiskey world last week when it was revealed that Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers Ltd, owners of the Midleton complex, were launching a cask strength version of arguably the…

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Port Askaig Harbour 19 Year Old

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It’s with great regret that we must announce that the Port Askaig 17 year-old – Speciality Drinks’ superb mystery single Islay malt which became the whisky version of a soundtrack [a tastetrack? – Ed.] to TWEBlog &…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt 4

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Welcome to the concluding part of Tim F’s monumental write-up of this year’s Spirit of Speyside festival.  Foolhardy stalwarts can find the earlier episodes here, here and here. Neil, Joel and I had to bid farewell to…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt 3

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This is the third part of Tim’s over-written journal from The Spirit of Speyside festival. Brave readers happening on this post for the first time may want to read Part 1 & Part 2 first.  Proper breaks should be…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt. 2

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Welcome to part two of my epic jaunt around the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.  Click here if you missed Pt. 1 (or if you just fancy reading it again). The following morning, after a…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog at Spirit of Speyside: Pt.1

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Now and again, working in the whisky industry and trotting out the occasional overly verbose blog throws up some spectacular fringe benefits that fully justify the grinding rectal ache of the three hour daily commute…

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Suntory Japanese Whisky Tasting at TWE Vinopolis

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The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis is hosting a very special tasting event next week. In light of the horrific events that devastated a proud and noble nation on the 11th March, we felt it only right to…

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Tasting Notes: Port Ellen 1982 Royal Wedding Whisky

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Just arrived – our very special single sherry cask 1982 Port Ellen Royal Wedding Reserve!  We mentioned this in our earlier guide to Royal Wedding whiskies, so let’s try and give you an idea of…

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TWE Whisky Show Masterclass: Sherry Heaven

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We’ve got some exciting news about The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show today on TWE Blog, as I’m announcing the first of this year’s Masterclasses!  And you’d better strap yourselves in, because it’s a stunner… To maintain…

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Whisky Show Tickets Now On Sale!!

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Hi Folks, Just a quick heads-up that tickets for The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show are now on sale from ticketsource.co.uk! Click here to get yours: http://www.whisky-show.com/whisky-show-2011-tickets Don’t hang around, as advance interest has been very…

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40 Year-Old Whiskies: A Guide

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Ok, we’re doing something a bit different today on The Whisky Exchange Blog – a collaborative post!  Yes, this particular blog on forty year-old whisky has been written by myself AND Sukhinder:  he’s supplied the…

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Shackleton's Whisky – Mackinlay's Reborn

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  Such was the (possibly apocryphal) advertisement with which Ernest Shackleton was said to have recruited team members for his unsuccessful Antarctic trip, which began in 1907 and ended in 1909 as encroaching sea ice…

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