Delegate Profile

Billy Abbott

Job TitleContent & Training Manager

Company NameThe Whisky Exchange


I’m a London-based drinks writer who will happily drink pretty much anything that comes my way – whisky and beer are my two main loves, but I can happily witter about most boozes, and often do. I wish I knew more about wine, but for now, I’ll leave that side of the industry to my dad.

By day I work for The Whisky Exchange – mainly writing content for the website, but also getting involved in tastings, product development and various other things – and the rest of my time is filled up with a variety of drinks related activities, including occasionally writing things on this blog.

You can find me at almost every Whisky Squad session, as I’m one of the organisers, and regularly see my work in print in Whisky Quarterly magazine. I’m also a judge for the World Whiskies Awards, Independent Bottlers Challenge and Global Spirits Masters, and do freelance consultancy work for drinks brands. I’m also available to run whisky, beer or spirits tastings.

You can find links to more things about me at or contact me at

Conference Sessions

  • What's in an age? Whisky masterclass

    01 Jul 2019, 13:00 - 13:30, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (G140)

    There are many misconceptions about what the age of a whisky means, but in the end, it is but just one factor in the creation of the perfect dram. That said, wh...

    • Language: English

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