Tuesday 4 October 2022

TimeforWhisky.com Celebrates 10 Years!

It's pretty hard for me to believe, but this month marks 10 years since TimeforWhisky.com's very first post! What started as a bit of fun on the side (and a way to get involved in an industry with which I quickly became enamoured) ended up turning into a two-person, Asia-wide blog & social media presence covering all manner of whisky news, events, tastings, launches and opinions - via this site, but increasingly via Instagram & Facebook (and to a lesser extent these days, Twitter).

For all that we've done over the past 10 years though, TimeforWhisky remains a hobby - even if my love of whisky did lead me to a short stint as co-owner of a Whisky bar, and more recently the founder of a small whisky consulting and writing business). Whilst this blog has led to some incredible media trips, amazing whisky experiences and more "bucket list" drams than I could've ever imagined, it was the people which draw me to the whisky industry in the first place, and if I'm honest, the main part of the scene that keeps me so engaged.

It's pretty hard to sum up 600+ posts & over 580 tasting notes in a single reflective post, but there have definitely been some highlights worth mentioning: 
..and of course, drinking too many incredible bucket list drams to mention, including:

It's fair to say it's been a fun ride, especially since Hendy joined & we've been able to simultaneously cover Hong Kong, Australia and often the rest of Asia. We've even had a few events (like this one) where the stars have aligned and we've been in the same place at the same time, and one occasion where the event was a multi-national one and we've been able to join at the same time, despite the geographical distance! Whisky, bringing people together...even when they're not.

So, what's in store for the future? Well...more of the same really! We left it too late to arrange a special bottling or cask for the occasion, but we do have some pretty special tasting posts coming up (5 10 incredible whiskies we've been saving up) - "Tasted" post #596 #591 onwards, culminating in an epic whisky for #600 on our actual anniversary (22nd Oct 2022).

...and who knows, one day I might even finish writing up the "101 Dram Charitable Challenge" posts, as I'm almost completely through the list now!

Last but not least, we want to say a massive thanks to the tens of thousands of you who continue to read this blog every month, along with those who engage with us over on InstagramFacebook & Twitter every day. It's been a great 10 years, and here's to the next 10.


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