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.

Tim’s Dusty Corner – Young’s Mountain Dew

The other day while browsing an auction, an old bottle of whisky caught my eye: Young’s Mountain Dew.  This blended whisky was bottled by an [...]

June 19th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 14th June 2019

The TWL team are primed and on the road to Edinburgh to deliver a huge show at the Assembly Rooms on George Street! While they’re [...]

June 14th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Connas In Campbeltown: Springbank Distillers Single Casks

If you think you’ve “done whisky” and you’ve not been to Campbeltown then you’re deluding yourself, in my humble opinion. As far as I’m concerned, [...]

June 12th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Festivals, Whisky Tastings, Whisky Trips|

Gateshead Whisky News – 7th June 2019

Despite the best efforts of the lovely folks up at Campbeltown and on Islay, Connas has returned in relatively good working order (for him anyway). [...]

June 7th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Gateshead Whisky News – 31st May 2019

We have whisky news, people - everything from Redbreast to Lagavulin with a little Jack Daniel's action thrown in! While Connas has been off enjoying [...]

May 31st, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Review: Whisky Show Old and Rare 2019

It happened again, Loungers! Following the great success of last year’s event that I told you all about, The Whisky Show Old and Rare hit [...]

May 29th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Festivals, Whisky Tastings|

Gateshead Whisky News – 24th May 2019

Whisky News Time, folks! This week, Connas is taking in all of the cultural and historical greatness that Campbeltown has to offer while diligently reporting [...]

May 24th, 2019|Blog, Whisky News|

Auction Update – May 2019

Welcome back to our famous Auction Update! As usual, I’m poking about in the lower reaches of the sales at one of the UK’s leading [...]

May 22nd, 2019|Blog, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 17th May 2019

Friday is upon us once more, Lounge Types! Why not feast your ocular receptors on this week’s edition of the only news you care about: [...]

May 17th, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky News|

Connas’ Stunnas: High Coast Distillery

Sweden may not be the first country that springs to mind when you think of distillers. You may well be surprised to learn, therefore, that [...]

May 15th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes|
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