TWE Blog Team

Over the years, the Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog has attracted a great amount of interest and following and has continually been driven with some great content from the team at TWE.
Get to know a little more about the content writers with the brief biographies available below.

Alex

Alex developed a love of all things cocktail and fine drinking from an early age, and has been working in the drinks industry since the late 1980s. He started in bars in Oxford and London, but his...

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Andy

An emigré from the world of wine, Andy is The Whisky Exchange's events king. While this mainly means that he's the guy behind much of The Whisky Show this also gives him an excuse to attend almost...

Andy on Twitter: andrewrmilne
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Billy

Web content 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,...

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Chris

Assistant manager at our 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....

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Dawn

Dawn wowed the London restaurant scene as a sommelier in some of the capital’s hottest spots, including Zuma, The Square and The Ledbury before joining Selfridges as head wine and spirits buyer. In...

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Duncan

After spending years working in the wine trade as a cork-dork, Duncan is looking forward to learning more about spirits and whisky. As an American, his interest and discovery of whisky will probably...

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Duncan R

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...

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Ed

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 shop. In recognition of his love for all things burnt, he...

Ed on Twitter: tsaspirits
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Enrico

The shop's European influence, hailing from Italy and coming with a wealth of knowledge in cocktails and, strangely enough, Japanese whisky. An experienced bartender and rare whisky hunter.

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Hector

Musician and occasional inmate of our 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...

Hector on Twitter: whiskyexchange
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Jane

Heading straight into the world of booze after a journalism degree (the two of which aren’t entirely unrelated), Jane has been writing about bars, spirits and cocktails ever since. She is the editor...

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Joel

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...

Joel on Twitter: dramologist
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Leonora

Born to a father in the wine trade, Leonora was introduced to the drinks industry at an early age and spent many a school holiday wandering around the vineyards of the Mosel Valley. She carried on the...

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Michael

Born and raised just a stone’s throw from head office, Michael is a true graduate of The Whisky Exchange. He started working at TWE in our warehouse in 2009. Since then, he has spent some time...

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Nic

Nic started collecting and drinking Single Malt Whisky in 2005, starting with a Glenkinchie 10. Since then he has amassed an impressive collection covering Japanese Whisky, Bourbon and Rye Whiskey,...

Nic on Twitter: whiskyexchange
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Oliver

After working his way round a plethora of drinks companies, Ollie joined the shop team in 2011. Having worked on the tastings side and helping organise The Whisky Show, Ollie headed for the safety of...

Oliver on Twitter: whiskyexchange
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Rocky

A 2013 addition, Rocky (not his real name, he's harder than he looks) joined us from Berry Bros, where a smorgasbord of roles in seven years culminated in exile to Basingstoke as a Spirits Specialist....

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Sam

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...

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Stuart

A graduate from the same journo college as Piers Morgan and, er, Richard Madeley, Essex boy Stuart has been entrusted to keep the TWE website in safe hands. He’s spent the past decade writing for...

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Sukhinder

Co-owner and founder of The Whisky Exchange, Sukhinder has been at the forefront of the sale, sourcing and collecting of old and rare whiskies since the late 1980s.

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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...

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Toby

Fresh-faced young scamp Toby was a Spiritual Advisor at TWE Vinopolis, but has since moved on into the wider world. An enthusiastic competition knitter, Toby’s favourite colour is cerulean blue and...

Toby on Twitter: quirkytoby
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