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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.

Whisky Live London 2012 – The Report

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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…

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

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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…

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TWE Blog Awards!

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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…

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

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[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…

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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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