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.

The Big Debate: Old Duds, Genuine Fakes

Welcome back to the latest in our Big Debate series on Fake News and Fake Whisky!  This week we have Angus MacRaild, the highly absorbent [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Blog, General News|

Gateshead Whisky News – 29th March 2019

Last Orders have been called on the working week, people! And it's not long before you're welcomed into warm embrace of the weekend. Why not [...]

March 29th, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky News|

The Big Debate: A Lidl More Fake Whisky News

When reading about whisky awards these days it’s easy to take them with a pinch of salt. There are so many now it can be [...]

March 27th, 2019|Blog, General News|

Gateshead Whisky News – 22nd March 2019

Spring has sprung, Lounge types! And the team are just about recovered from an awesome show in Newcastle, thanks to everyone for coming! But it’s [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky News|

Connas Investigates: Fakey Fakey, Naughty Naughty

Buckle up, Jabronis! It’s your Uncle Connas dropping some serious sh1t on your collective consciousness... Now, maybe I’m overexposed to certain media channels, or perhaps [...]

March 20th, 2019|Blog, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News 14th March 2019

Cover image courtesy of Connas’ mate: Gatesheed Lad, Leo Douglas. Friday Whisky News time, folks! Connas has been on his weekly rummage so that you [...]

March 15th, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky News|

The Big Debate: Fake Whisky News!

Welcome to The Whisky Lounge’s first Big Debate! This is the start of a series of themed discussions we’re going to have on the pages [...]

March 13th, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 8th March 2019

Newcastle Whisky Festival is only a week away (and it's pretty much sold out!) so - pancake flipping aside - Whisky Lounge HQ is a [...]

March 8th, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky News|

Tim’s Dusty Corner – Campbeltown Loch 21 Year Old

Welcome to another edition of Tim’s Dusty Corner! This month we’re looking at one of my recommended auction buys from last year: Campbeltown Loch 21 [...]

March 6th, 2019|Blog, Tasting Notes|

Gateshead Whisky News – 1st March 2019

Good D'afternoon Loungers! Connas has managed to survive a week in Eddie’s passenger seat up and down Scotland's West Coast to bring you all you [...]

March 1st, 2019|Blog, General News, Whisky News|
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