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 – 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|

Tim’s Top Whisky Buys 2018

As the year draws to a close, various traditions come around - stuffing yourself with mince pies, leaving the heating on, trying to avoid hearing [...]

December 12th, 2018|Blog, Whisky Auctions|

Gateshead Whisky News – 7th December 2018

December has landed, folks! And no doubt you're in deep philosophical and political turmoil as the most important decision of our time remains in the [...]

December 7th, 2018|Blog, General News|

Connas Stunnas: Steel Bonnets

Given the current political climate, it could be considered a gutsy move for an English distillery to unveil the first product containing their own single [...]

December 5th, 2018|Blog, Tasting Notes|

Gateshead Whisky News – 30th November 2018

It's Friday, folks! And Connas is here to help you celebrate with a hearty serving of whisky news! Enjoy responsibly... Land, Sea, Air... And Macallan [...]

November 30th, 2018|Blog, General News|

Whisky Auction Update – November 2018

Welcome to our monthly whisky auction update! Each month I go ferreting about in one of the UK’s thriving whisky auctions, but as this is [...]

November 28th, 2018|Blog, Whisky Auctions|

Connas’ Stunnas: Distell Malt Gallery

Greetings, folks! Connas here again with a round up of the whiskies which marked the first ever Malt Gallery from Distell. No doubt you’ll all [...]

November 26th, 2018|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Tastings|

Gateshead Whisky News: 23rd November 2018

Happy Friday, Loungers! The team are on the road with lots of treats for attendees at Birmingham Whisky Festival (we'll see you there!). In the [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Blog, General News|

Connas Stunnas: Scotch Malt Whisky Society At 35!

From experience, I’ve found that the stereotypical 'Average person off the street, who believes they know all about whisky because they once spoke to someone [...]

November 21st, 2018|Blog, Tasting Notes, Whisky Festivals|
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