Web editor, cocktail lover, former computer programmer, long time blogger about Stuff and Things (including booze) and hat fan. Billy accidentally got a job at TWE in the spring of 2011, leaving behind the world of finance (good timing) to learn all about booze and occasionally write about it.
A 2013 TWE addition, Rocky (not his real name, he's just harder than he looks) joined us from Berry Brothers. He ate his way through a smorgasbord of roles over his 7 years there, culminating in being exiled to their Basingstoke Shop as a Spirits Specialist. Responsible for writing product descriptions on the site, he also helps out the team with their travel queries.
Assistant manager at our Vinopolis shop and head of events, putting together the extensive program of masterclasses and tastings that we run during the year, most of which you can read about here on the blog. Sometimes he even gets time to write a post of his own.
A walking whisky encyclopedia who was well versed in the dark arts of whisky sales even before we tempted him into the TWE family back in 2007. These days he can be found in the shop and occasionally putting hand to keyboard for the blog.
A West Londoner by birth, Ed left Berry Brothers & Rudd in 2010 to become a freelance writer and educator, and works part time in our Vinopolis shop. In recognition of his love for all things burnt, he became a Mousquetaire d'Armagnac in 2008.
Musician and occasional inmate of our Vinopolis shop, Hector is know for his lyrical tasting notes and ability to grow a fearsome beard (unleashed only on special occasions). From time to time he graces us with his presence on the blog.
Whisky fan and Australian import, Joel has joined us after a stint of serving fine whiskies at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. When answering the phone in the shop he has the second most recognisable accent.
After working his way round a plethora of drinks companies, Ollie joined the shop team as the Saturday boy in May 2011. Having worked with Alex and Chris on the tastings side and helping organise The Whisky Show Ollie left the surroundings of Borough Market and headed for the bright, headache inducing lights of Head Office where he works as part of The Whisky Show team and as a New Business developer.
Before coming to TWE's shop, Sam spent the best part of 4 years travelling and working in scuba diving. He then moved to London, started working as a bartender and found that the single malt selection (a bottle of Laphroaig 10) took his fancy. Since then he's become an aficionado of single malt and is a neophyte collector.