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.

Connas’ Stunnas: Distell Malt Gallery Pt.1

If anyone even dreams of accusing the folks from Distell of being lazy, they’d better wake up and apologise! The current team have overseen the [...]

August 21st, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes|

Gateshead Whisky News – 16th August 2019

If Connas was hoping that the summer holidays would be a quiet time in the whisky press, he’ll have been disappointed. Here’s Gateshead’s own with [...]

August 16th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Tim’s Dusty Corner: Bowmore 1996-2005 Exclusive Malts

Time for a return trip to Tim's Dusty (Bowmore) Corner, where I spend my own cash on Bowmore cheap auction bottles of the type I [...]

August 13th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 9th August 2019

Happy Friday, folks! And it’s been another busy week in the whisky world! As always, here’s Connas with all you need to know, from the [...]

August 9th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Connas Interviews: John Rempe, Rebel Yell

There's a brand spanking new bourbon on the shelves, Lounge Types!  The folks from Lux Row Distillers have sensed that we're getting a taste for [...]

August 7th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Gateshead Whisky News – 2nd August 2019

August is upon us, people! And the heatwave appears to be last month’s news! Here’s Connas with your weekly dose of comings and goings in [...]

August 2nd, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Eddie On… Whisky Judging

One of the things I look forward to every year is whisky judging at the IWSC (International Wines and Spirits Competition) in June. It is, [...]

July 31st, 2019|Blog|

Gateshead Whisky News – 26th July 2019

Read all about it, folks! Since the national news has had nothing of interest to report this week, why not immerse yourselves in yet another [...]

July 26th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Whisky Auction Roundup – July 2019

Hi folks, and welcome to July’s Whisky Auction Update! In this series I go snuffling through one of the UK’s top whisky auction houses and [...]

July 24th, 2019|Blog, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 19th July 2019

Friday’s here, folks! The working week is over and Connas has yet another bumper instalment of whisky news for you, with updates from Jim Beam, [...]

July 19th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|
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