Hello. My name is Billy and I like booze.

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 more about me and the things I do at billyabbott.co.uk.

Other things

All opinions on this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employers.

This site was called Billy’s Booze Blog for a little over seven years. All of those years of spelling out bbblog.org.uk to people who asked me for my URL finally took their toll, and spiritedmatters.com was born. The name came from a whisky blogger meme published by The Whisky Lady on her Facebook page, officially the only time such a thing has been useful.

I am a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.


Tasting notes on https://spiritedmatters.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

All other content is © Billy Abbott 2009-2022.