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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 – 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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Ardbeg Beer – The Shortie Smoky Porter

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The past few months have seen delays to lots of new drinks. Hiding in that list is one that I’ve been waiting for – a new beer. I love beer, but when it crosses over…

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Whisky of the Year – nominations open!

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While the months have both dragged and sped by this year, they have still continued to bounce along, and have now led us to one of the most important moments of 2020 – nominations for…

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Virtual Tastings – August 2020

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Summer’s in full swing and our virtual tasting program continues with some appropriately late-summer sessions. Summer-sipping July has been great for tastings, with everything from American whiskeys for Independence Day and oily Islay drams, to…

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Waterford – terroir and teireoir

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Ever since Waterford first spun up its mill and stepped into the world of distilling in 2017, it’s been disruptive; doing something different and challenging both the whisky industry and consumers. But now, after three…

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Virtual Tastings – July 2020

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While our shop at London Bridge is now open, we’re not quite ready to start running tastings in person yet, so our program of Virtual Tastings continues! Virtual Tastings June’s line-up of tastings has been…

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Chichibu On The Way 2019 – not long now…

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Chichibu is a distillery that’s rapidly getting a lot of attention. Sat at the front of the new wave of Japanese whisky distilleries, it also has heritage, making for a combination of old and new…

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Virtual Tastings – June 2020

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The summer is rapidly approaching and with it a need for some interesting drinks. While we’re not meeting up in person yet, our virtual tastings program is bigger and better than ever, with four more…

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