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Boo.  See you tonight.
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Shiny calendar thing, shared so they'll unlock more themes so I can make it look less ugly
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It has to be new American oak by law.
 
Does anybody know what kind of oak your typical bourbon is aged in?
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I hold myself to a higher standard than I do distillers :) Ta muchly.
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Some writing from the work blog - I was fortunate enough to go along to the Diageo Special Releases launch last night and get to try my way through the range.

10 whiskies in 3 hours while trying to say hello to most of the people at the event and take notes isn't as easy as you might think.

That said I no longer expect sympathy about any part of my 'awful' job :)
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Some more beer, making some room in the cupboard after the GBBF.

A question in case any bearded veterans of the GBBF see this - does anyone remember which year they first had the New England Beer festival/American bar at the GBBF and which Dogfish Head IPA they had one? My brain tells me things that I'm not sure are true...
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Isn't it time you tidied up behind your computer desk?
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We're doing some free prize draws on +The Whisky Exchange website. 24 of them. One a day until Christmas eve. Just enter your email and click submit to enter
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An attempt at looking at some ideas about financial bubbles and how that might apply to the whisky market. If anyone out there has a clue about economics then please let me know if I'm really wrong...
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Yes, there's a steady trickle of whisky leaving the market. At least whisky is unlikely to turn into vinegar, like old wine has been known to do.
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I wrote a thing about why booze has changed over the years. It seems to have struck a chord with the drinks geeks...
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Finally back to writing about whisky...before I spend the next week at beer festivals. Ho hum, such is life.
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Drinks writer, web editor, occasionally a coder.
Employment
  • The Whisky Exchange
    Web Content Editor, 2011 - present
  • FactSet Europe Ltd
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2011
  • Hewlett Packard
    Intern, 1994 - 1994
  • Applied Psychology Research
    Software Developer, 2000 - 2000
  • Cloudband
    Support Engineer, 1999 - 1999
  • The Corporation of London
    Developer and Network Engineer, 1999 - 2000
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London
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Horsham - Vienna
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Drinks writer. Occasional Coder. Hat lover. Meat robot.
Introduction
I'm a London based drinks writer working for The Whisky Exchange as a Web Content Editor. I'm also a coder (and just stopped doing it for beer money after a decade), computer game podcaster, film fan, amateur cook and lover of hats.

I also write a booze blog when I get time.
Education
  • Cranbrook
    1996
  • Cranbrook School
  • Imperial College
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Chris
Billy Abbott's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Festive prize draw every day with TWE's Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent C...
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From December 1st to December 24th we're doing a new prize draw each day at The Whisky Exchange. 24 days on our Advent Calendar, 24 great pr

Who Decides What We Drink? - Billy's Booze Blog
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Some ill informed thoughts on the wonders of the interaction of booze companies, drinkers and why we drink what we do.

My Antonia - Birra del Borgo & Dogfish Head - Billy's Booze Blog
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Some thoughts on Birra del Borgo and Dogfish Head's collaborative brew, My Antonia.

Sullivans Cove Double Cask and American Oak - Billy's Booze Blog
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A pair of whiskies from Hobart's Sullivans Cove - the flagship Double Cask and 'Best Whisky in the World' American Cask

Jack Daniel's Double Gold Medal Whiskey
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A very special Jack Daniel's presentation pack celebrating Lynchburg's finest's Gold Medal - winning exploits in two London competitions a c

Isle of Arran 18th Birthday Tasting - The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
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Enrico tells us about our recent tasting at TWE Vinopolis, celebrating the Isle of Arran Distillery's 18th birthday.

Quick Tastings - #EBBC13 - Billy's Booze Blog
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Some final beers from #EBBC13 - the 2013 European Beer Bloggers Conference. The 'keynote' beer and a few from the Speed Blogging session.

Pilsner Urquell: Filtered and Unfiltered - #EBBC13
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Head to head - the regular Pilsner Urquell and its unrefined, unfiltered, no-CO2-added brother, poured from a wooden cask.

Black Tot Day Rums : Buy Online - The Whisky Exchange
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Dark rum and Navy rum for Black Tot Day: July 31st. Drink some grog and celebrate Naval tradition on 31st July this year.

#LastDrinkOfTheWeek - The Churchill - Billy's Booze Blog
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After a recent beer obsession, a cocktail to end/start the week - The Churchill. Sweet vermouth and citrus?

#LastDrinkOfTheWeek - Brodie's London Fields Pale Ale
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Some tasting notes for Brodie's London Fields Pale Ale, tasted at the Epping and Ongar Railway real ale weekend. I quite like trains.

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Futurama. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. This article is about the television series. For the exhibit a

A.E.Dor 8 y.o. VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac - Buy online Vintage Cognac,...
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Floral tones with a light but charming style. It is a blend of several different cognacs all of the same age. This is a cognac which we have

Reeps One, Beardyman and MC Zani beatbox for cancer
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Reeps One, Beardyman and MC Zani beatbox for cancer. Beat box champions support the Anthony Nolan charity, encouraging people to donate stem

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[edit] Work. In 1669 Sylvius founded the first academic chemical laboratory. For this reason, the building in which much of the Leiden Unive

What are Early day motions? - UK Parliament
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Early day motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few EDMs are actually debated.

Scotch whisky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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There are two basic types of Scotch whisky, from which all blends are made: Single malt Scotch whisky means a Scotch whisky produced from on