About Tim Forbes

Tim Forbes has worked with TWL for several years now and is the contributing editor of our splendid blog. Tim's been in the industry since 1998 and after a ten year stint at The Whisky Exchange he's now a freelance drinks writer living in Tuscany, Italy.

Gateshead Whisky News – 11th January 2019

News time, Loungers! For the next few minutes, immerse yourself in the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-quaking, booty-shaking, Viagra-taking, love-making, Le-gen-dary E – Street – Ba.. [Sorry [...]

January 11th, 2019|Blog, General News|

Tim’s Dusty Corner: Springbank 10yo (2005)

The Springbank distillery needs little introduction.  For much of the 1980s and ‘90s it was the only survivor in Campbeltown - that curious Kintyre town [...]

January 9th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 4th January 2019

Happy New Year, Lounge Types! And a prosperous 2019 to you all! Why not start the way you mean to go on with another fresh [...]

January 4th, 2019|Blog, General News|

Connas’ Reports – Blind Islay Fury Tastings

Six peated whiskies, six different cities, and no-one gets told what they are until they’ve tried them all and given their opinion! We’ve been running [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Blog, Whisky Tastings|

Gateshead Whisky News – 28th December 2018

The bleak midwinter? Connas knows nothing of such conditions in Gateshead apparently! Here he is with your festive halftime Whisky News Update... High (L)and Rye... [...]

December 28th, 2018|Blog, General News|

Tim’s Dusty Corner – Old Rarity 12 Year Old De Luxe

The Glasgow blending firm Bulloch Lade & Co. was established in Glasgow in 1830 and enjoyed its heyday towards the end of the 19th century, [...]

December 26th, 2018|Blog, Tasting Notes|

Connas’ Investigates: The Three Drinkers (Amazon)

Salutations, Lounge Types! It’s Connas here again with more tales of my windswept and interesting adventures beyond the frontiers of Gateshead! Now, understandably at this [...]

December 24th, 2018|Blog, General News|

Gateshead Whisky News – 21st December 2018

Seasons Greetings, Loungers! It's the last whisky news update until the next one! So enjoy it before Connas sacks off his Christmas shopping and goes [...]

December 21st, 2018|Blog, General News|

Gateshead Whisky News – 14th December 2018

Good Morrow, Loungers! I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too. Thursdays, I don't care about you. Its Friday, Whisky News! And [...]

December 14th, 2018|Blog, General News|

Connas’ Stunnas: Raasay & Borders Distillers

There’s a strong historical link at the core of everything Raasay and Borders Distillers do. Co-founder Alasdair Day’s great-grandfather, Allan MacDonald, hailed from the Hebrides [...]

December 13th, 2018|Blog, Tasting Notes|
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