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Writer, former computer programmer, long-time blogger and hat fan, Billy's been sculpting words for The Whisky Exchange since 2011. He now roams both the internet and real world, telling people about the wonders of drinks and occasionally drinking some of them.

Virtual Tastings – March 2021

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March rapidly approaches, and with it a pair of excellent virtual tastings – a deep dive into the world of fortified wine with our tame MW, and some very sought-after whiskies from the Macallan… March’s…

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New Japanese Whisky Labelling Standards

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Whisky has been made in Japan for almost 100 years, but until recently it has been relatively unknown. The huge growth outside of Japan in the past few years has started to show cracks in…

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Clynelish 1999 21 Years of Friendship – Sukhinder Singh & Toru Suzuki

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While we finished celebrating our 20th birthday at the end of last year, it’s not the only anniversary that deserves some attention. Over the past couple of decades, we’ve met many whisky people from around…

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New Exclusives: Edradour and Ballechin sherry casks

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We’ve been working with the team at Edradour to release excellent exclusive single cask bottlings of whisky for years, and our latest pair of whiskies has arrived – an 11-year-old Edradour and a 14-year-old Ballechin,…

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Virtual Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2021

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It’s that time again. As February rolls around, whisky fans from around the globe usually get ready to head to the UK to find some of the finest drams ever bottled from across whisky history…

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Virtual Tastings – February 2021

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It’s only a week since our January Virtual Tastings post, but February is almost here and with it our next couple of tastings – a chocolate-laden Valentine’s treat, an evening of fabulous fizz, and a…

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Up-cycling your Christmas drinks part 3 – liqueurs

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There are certain Christmas bottles that have a bad habit of slowly migrating backwards through the drinks cabinet. They’re excitedly bought and placed at the front of the shelf, ready for a spot of festive…

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Virtual Tastings – January 2021

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It’s the new year and we’re back with a whole new program of virtual tastings and more. We’re kicking things off with a pair of events you won’t want to miss…

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The Whisky Exchange Single Casks Batch 3

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Back in 2019, quite quietly, we launched a new range of whiskies. In the middle of last year, we released a second batch, also quite quietly. But now, with the launch of our latest whiskies,…

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The Whisky Exchange Blog Review of 2020

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Well. That was definitely a year. But hidden in among the various trials and tribulations of 2020 there were a load of excellent drink-related things, and, optimists that we are here at The Whisky Exchange,…

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Loch Lomond 2010 Cask #349 – a fruity new exclusive

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The past few years have seen Loch Lomond recreate itself, going from being a maker of anonymous blends to an award-winning single malt producer with a wide range of whiskies on the shelves. We’ve had…

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Karuizawa Distillers and Komoro Distillery – a new chapter in Nagano whisky making

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Karuizawa is a hefty name in Japanese whisky. A town with an eponymous distillery whose  whiskies now change hands for many thousands of pounds a bottle. A distillery which is not only closed but has…

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Whisky of the Year – and the winner is…

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It is the first day of December, so, as promised, we would like to announce The Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year. Drumroll please…

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Black Tot 50th Anniversary – remembering naval rum

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This year has been ‘special’ for many reasons, but one that we have especially enjoyed marking here at The Whisky Exchange has been the 50th anniversary of Black Tot Day – it’s been 50 years…

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Virtual Tastings – December 2020

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After a couple of month away, The Whisky Exchange’s Virtual Tastings are back! Join us for a fantastic pair of December tastings with our friends at Diageo – proper festive treats. A couple of months…

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The History of Johnnie Walker with Dr Nick Morgan

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For those in the drinks industry and numerous whisky fans around the world, Dr Nicholas Morgan is a well known figure. With a thirty-year career working for Diageo – starting there even before they company…

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Virtual Tastings – September 2020

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After a busy few months, we’re calming down a bit for our September Virtual Tastings. However, this is just the calm before the storm as Virtual Whisky Show lands on 2 October, bringing with it…

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Diageo Special Releases 2020 – Rare by Nature part two

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This year has gone both strangely fast and slow. The whisky calendar is all over the place and while most things have been delayed, others are keeping to plan or even arriving earlier than expected….

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