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Billy Abbott
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Drinks writer. Occasional Coder. Hat lover. Meat robot.
Drinks writer. Occasional Coder. Hat lover. Meat robot.

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New post: Old Crow Traveler – for people going places

Compared with most forms of transport, air travel is still quite new. But what planes miss out on to hovercraft and helicopters in novelty, they win in numbers of passengers and potential for classiness. These days Easyjet’s rip-top pouches of cut-price…

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BrewDog – shareholder letters and class C shares

BrewDog are not a company to do things in an easy or conventional way. Want investors? Sell thousands of shares, one at a time, to your fans. Want to get more of your beer to the USA? Crowdfund a huge distillery there. Find there aren’t enough hotels near…

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Old Crow Distillery – sour mash, setbacks and Glenns Creek

American whiskey history is full of lost distilleries and historic names. Many distilleries have fallen by the wayside over the years, but the names of their whiskies have continued on, produced elsewhere. I recently tried a whiskey from one of those…

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With distilleries popping up across Scotland, it’s no longer uncommon to visit one that is shiny and new. One of those shiny newbies is a bit different to the rest, with almost 200 years of history behind it – Annandale Distillery.

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It’s surprising how little French whisky is seen out in the wild. Long known as the largest consumers of Scotch whisky in the world, there has been little French-made spirit on the market until the past few years. Along with more established names, there…

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SpiritedMatters.com – a name change

You may notice that this post has not appeared on Billy’s Booze Blog, as you might have expected – my blog’s name has changed. Years of having to spell out a URL and repeat .org.uk multiple times have had their toll, and I’ve changed over to something a…

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Old Pulteney chocolate and cherry clusters

When it comes to adding whisky to chocolate, the default serving method seems to be balls. From the canonical whisky truffle (all hail Delia) to Mark Gillespie’s infamous Bourbon Balls, when you combine whisky with chocolate, you usually seem to end up…

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New blog post – Zundert: how to create a Trappist beer from scratch

When it comes to Belgian beers, those made in the country’s abbeys are almost certainly the best known. Ask the average passer-by what they know about Belgian beer, and they’ll probably talk about strong beers made by monks. While many of the abbey beers…

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